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    Dictionary of Concepts in Physical Geography (Contributions in Afro-American & African Studies) (Hardback) By (author) Thomas P. Huber, By (author) Robert P. Larkin, By (author) Gary L. Peters

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    DescriptionMore than a dictionary of concepts in physical geography, this book includes a variety of analyses reaching back to origins of terms, making the work of interest to intellectual historians. The search for the intellectual genesis of each term, its development, usage, and change in meaning is accomplished with brevity and clarity. References and sources of additional information accompany each entry and provide readers with the opportunity to further their inquiry...Highly recommended for upper-division and graduate students and general readers Choice This volume provides definitions and historical perspective for specialized and technical concepts used in current research and writing in the field of physical geography. Of particular value to the serious student and professional in geography and related fields, the dictionary covers some 100 major concepts and provides the most complete reference available in the field to date. For each concept, the authors provide detailed definitions, arranged from the earliest to the most recent. They proceed to describe the historical growth of each term using original research works for references whenever possible. This enables the researcher to see how the concept has evolved over time, how it is currently used, and what the general direction of research might be in the future. Each entry also includes a list of prominent references concerning the concept and a bibliography of additional sources of information available such as texts, literature, reviews, important articles, and bibliographies. Complete cross referencing of concepts and an appendix that groups concepts into broad categories make the dictionary an especially valuable reference tool for both beginning students interested in the scope of physical geography and advanced students pursuing graduate study in the field.


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    Title
    Dictionary of Concepts in Physical Geography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas P. Huber, By (author) Robert P. Larkin, By (author) Gary L. Peters
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 301
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 617 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780313253690
    ISBN 10: 0313253692
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: RGB
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000, SCI030000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A19400000
    LC classification: GB10
    DC22: 910.020321
    DC19: 910.020321
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 910/.02/0321
    LC classification: GB10 .H82 1988
    Thema V1.0: GBC, RGB
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    17 May 1988
    Publication City/Country
    Westport
    Review quote
    ?This source is the fifth in the Reference Sources for the Social Sciences and Humanities series. 'Dictionaries in this series uniformly present brief, substantive discussions of the etmological development and contemporary use of the significant concepts in a discipline. They are distinguished from other dictionaries by their heavy emphasis on bibliographic information. Readers of this Dictionary will find about 100 alphabetically arranged entries selected by the authors with the intention of presenting those concepts deemed most important by our colleagues'. Designed for serious students and professionals in geography and related fields, this volume places individual concepts within the proper historical research context.' . . . The Dictionary of Concepts in Physical Geography will be a worthwhile purchase in academic libraries where students and professionals require the etymological background of major terms and the tremendous amount of bibliographic information the dictionary includes.?-Reference Books Bulletin