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Geography: A Very Short Introduction

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GEOGRAPHY: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

PAPERBACK by Matthews, John A.; Herbert, David T.

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ISBN
9780199211289
IMPRINT
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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PUBLISHER
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
200 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
DEC 2008

DESCRIPTION

Modern Geography has come a long way from its historical roots in exploring foreign lands, and simply mapping and naming the regions of the world. Spanning both physical and human Geography, the discipline today is unique as a subject which can bridge the divide between the sciences and the humanities, and between the environment and our society. Using wide-ranging examples from global warming and oil, to urbanization and ethnicity, this Very Short Introduction paints a broad picture of the current state of Geography, its subject matter, concepts and methods, and its strengths and controversies. The book's conclusion is no less than a manifesto for Geography's future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

CONTENTS

Preface ; 1. Geography: the World is our stage ; 2. The physical dimension: our natural environments ; 3. The human dimension: people in their places ; 4. Geography as a whole: the common ground ; 5. How geographers work ; 6. Geography's present and future ; References ; Further reading ; Index