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Encyclopedia of Geography Vol 1 - 6

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    Simply stated, geography studies the locations of things and the explanations that underlie spatial distributions. Profound forces at work throughout the world have made geographical knowledge increasingly important for understanding numerous human dilemmas and our capacities to address them.

    With more than 1,200 entries, the Encyclopedia of Geography reflects how the growth of geography has propelled a demand for intermediaries between the abstract language of academia and the ordinary language of everyday life. The six volumes of this encyclopedia encapsulate a diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline in the early 21st century.

    Key Features

    Gives a concise historical sketch of geography?s long, rich, and fascinating history, including human geography, physical geography, and GIS
    Provides succinct summaries of trends such as globalization, environmental destruction, new geospatial technologies, and cyberspace
    Decomposes geography into the six broad subject areas: physical geography; human geography; nature and society; methods, models, and GIS; history of geography; and geographer biographies, geographic organizations, and important social movements
    Provides hundreds of color illustrations and images that lend depth and realism to the text
    Includes a special map section

    Key Themes

    Physical Geography
    Human Geography
    Nature and Society
    Methods, Models, and GIS
    People, Organizations, and Movements
    History of Geography
    This encyclopedia strategically reflects the enormous diversity of the discipline, the multiple meanings of space itself, and the diverse views of geographers. It brings together the diversity of geographical knowledge, making it an invaluable resource for any academic library.

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