Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

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Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century surveys American geographers' current research in their specialty areas and tracks trends and innovations in the many subfields of geography. As such, it is both a 'state of the discipline' assessment and a topical reference. It includes an introduction by the editors and 48 chapters, each on a specific specialty. The authors of each chapter were chosen by their specialty group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). Based on a process of review and revision, the chapters in this volume have become truly representative of the recent scholarship of American geographers. While it focuses on work since 1990, it additionally includes related prior work and work by non-American geographers. Includes a foreword by the eminent geographer Gilbert White.show more

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  • Paperback | 844 pages
  • 188 x 243.8 x 45.7mm | 1,519.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 colour plate, numerous halftones, tables and line drawings
  • 0199295867
  • 9780199295869

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this is a remarkable compilation, serving as a useful sourcebook for those seeking an overview of current thinking and research activity in any of the many subfields now recognized within American geography. * The Geographical Review *show more

Table of contents

1. 21st Century American Geography ; ENVIRONMENTAL DYNAMICS ; 2. Biogeography ; 3. Climate ; 4. Cryosphere ; 5. Geomorphology ; 6. Mountain ; HUMAN/SOCIETY DYNAMICS ; 7. Cultural Geography ; 8. Cultural Ecology ; 9. Economic ; 10. Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography ; 11. Historical Geography ; 12. Political Geography ; 13. Population ; 14. Sexuality and Space ; 15. Socialist Geography ; 16. Transportation Geography ; 17. Urban Geography ; ENVIRONMENTAL/SOCIETY DYNAMICS ; 18. Human Dimensions of Global Change ; 19. Water Resources ; 20. Energy ; 21. Coastal and Marine ; 22. Contemporary Agriculture and Rural Land Use ; 23. Rural Development ; GEOGRAPHIC METHODS ; 24. Geographic Information Science ; 25. Remote Sensing ; 26. Cartography ; 27. Mathematical Modeling and Quantitative Methods ; GEOGRAPHERS AT WORK ; 28. Geography Education ; 29. Hazards ; 30. Medical Geography ; 31. Military Geography ; 32. Aging and the Aged ; 33. Recreation, Tourism, and Sport ; 34. Applied Geography ; 35. History of Geography ; REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY ; 36. Africa ; 37. American Ethnic Geography ; 38. American Indian Geography ; 39. Asian ; 40. Canadian Studies ; 41. China ; 42. European ; 43. Latin American ; 44. Russian, Central Eurasian, and East European ; VALUES, RIGHTS, AND JUSTICE ; 45. Values, Ethics, and Justice ; 46. Human Rights ; 47. Geographic Perspectives on Women ; 48. Geography of Religion and Belief Systemsshow more

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