Human Geography

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - Business & Economics - 389 pages
Now in its third edition, Human Geography has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the recent changes in scholarship in human geography. The book explores all aspects of human geography and introduces students to the relevant methodologies within the discipline. It explains how human geography has a strong explanatory power for major cultural and economic issues, and reveals its human impact on the surrounding environment.
No one methodology dominates this book. Human geography is presented as a wide-ranging discipline, which focuses on the concepts of space and place, with interest in cultural and economic issues. By acknowledging that human geography is closely linked to other disciplines -- social sciences, humanities, and physical science -- this text helps to ensure that human geographic learning is applied to other academic contexts. It also emphasizes disciplinary history in order to give students an appreciation of the longevity of human geography.
This new edition features substantial revisions, updates, and additions, including new text, boxes, figures, tables, maps, and color photographs. There is also new factual information relating to population (chapter 5 and 6) and political matter (chapter 9). The front and back covers of the text feature world maps of political boundaries and world relief and drainage, providing useful references for students. Human Geography introduces the diverse scope of human geography, its fascinating history, and its close links with other disciplines. It explains why human geographers do what they do and encourages students to explore this eclectic and exciting discipline.

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About the author (1998)

William Norton, Professor of Geography, University of Manitoba.

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