Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

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Gary L. Gaile, Cort J. Willmott
Oxford University Press, 2005 - Reference - 820 pages
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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 47 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.

The initial Geography in America was published in 1989 and has become a benchmark reference of American geographical research during the 1980s. This latest volume is completely new and features a preface written by the eminent geographer, Gilbert White.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Environmental Dynamics
5
Biogeography
17
Climate
32
Cryosphere
47
Geomorphology
56
Mountain Geography
72
HumanSociety Dynamics
79
Mathematical Models and Quantitative Methods
442
Geographers at Work
459
Geography Education
461
Hazards
479
Medical Geography
492
Military Geography
503
Aging and the Aged
514
Recreation Tourism and Sport
524

Cultural Geography
81
Cultural Ecology
97
Economic Geography
113
Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography
133
Historical Geography
149
Political Geography
164
Population Geography
185
Sexuality and Space
200
Socialist Geography
209
Transportation Geography
221
Urban Geography
237
The Human Dimensions of Global Change
267
Water Resources
283
Energy Geography
302
Coastal and Marine Geography
314
Contemporary Agriculture and Rural Land Use
326
Rural Development
339
Geographic Methods
351
Geographic Information Systems
353
Remote Sensing
376
Cartography
417
Applied Geography
541
The History of Geography
550
Regional Geography
563
Geography of Africa
565
American Ethnic Geography
586
American Indian Geography
600
Asian Geography
616
Canadian Studies
656
Geography of China
668
European Geography
679
Latin American Geography
691
Russian Central Eurasian and East European Geography
707
Values Rights and Justice
719
Values Ethics and Justice
721
Human Rights
730
Geographic Perspectives on Women
736
Geography of Religion and Belief Systems
759
Index of Names
769
Index of Subjects
795
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Gary L. Gaile is at Professor of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder. Cort J. Willmott is at Professor of Geography, University of Delaware.

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