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A century of British geography /
edited by Ron Johnston & Michael Williams.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2003.
description
xvii, 674 p., 8 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0197262864
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2003.
isbn
0197262864
general note
Series from jacket.
catalogue key
5046388
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2004-07-01:
This excellent book concerns itself primarily with the work of British geographers during the last hundred years. It is not a summary of that geography, but exemplifies it in 20 chapters sharing the themes of environment, place and space, and applied geography (the latter involving mapmaking and planning). More particularly, academic discipline, landscape, disease, urbanization, and feminism, among other topics, command attention in a work demonstrating British geography of the last half century. The book was published as part of the centenary celebration of the British Academy, established by royal charter in 1902. Illustrations, notes on contributors, an explanatory introduction, endnotes for each chapter, and a comprehensive index constitute valuable adjuncts to an outstanding work. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. G. J. Martin emeritus, Southern Connecticut State University
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A Century of British Geography is a finely produced and finely written volume.
an impressive collection of essays penned by a star-studded cast.
Each essay is scholarly, highly informative, and richly referenced ... this large tome is not a difficult read and is highly appropriate for dipping into ... most welcome.
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Summaries
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These essays trace the evolution of British geography as an academic discipline during the 20th century and stress how the study of the world we live in is fundamental to an understanding of its problems and concerns.
Long Description
These essays trace the evolution of British geography as an academic discipline during the last hundred years, and stress how the study of the world we live in is fundamental to an understanding of its problems and concerns. Never before has such an ambitious and wide-ranging review been attempted, and never before has it been done with so much knowledge and passion. The principal themes covered in this volume are those of environment, place and space, and the applied geography of map-making and planning. The volume also addresses specific issues such as disease, urbanization, regional viability, and ethics and social problems. This lively and accessible work offers many insights into the minds and practices of today's geographers.
Main Description
These essays trace the evolution of British geography as an academic discipline during the last hundred years, and stress how the study of the world we live in is fundamental to an understanding of its problems and concerns. Never before has such an ambitious and wide-ranging review beenattempted, and never before has it been done with so much knowledge and passion. The principal themes covered in this volume are those of environment, place and space, and the applied geography of map-making and planning. The volume also addresses specific issues such as disease, urbanization, regional viability, and ethics and social problems. This lively and accessible work offers many insights into the minds and practices of today's geographers.
Main Description
These essays trace the evolution of British geography as an academic discipline during the last hundred years, and stress how the study of the world we live in is fundamental to an understanding of its problems and concerns. The principal themes covered in this volume are those of environment, place and space, and the applied geography of map-making and planning. The volume also addresses specific issues such as disease, urbanization, regional viability, and ethics and social problems. This lively and accessible work offers many insights into the minds and practices of today's geographers.
Table of Contents
British geography 1500-1900: an imprecise review
The institutionalisation of geography as an academic discipline
Physical geography and geography as an environmental science
The domestication of the earth: humans and environments in prehistoric times
The creation of humanised landscapes
People and the contemporary environment
Place description, regional geography and area studies: the chorographic inheritance
The passion of place, Doreen Massey & Nigel Thrift Order in space: geography as a discipline in distance
Global, national and local
Geography displayed: maps and mapping
The geographical underpinning of society and its radical transformation
Geography applied
Geographers and environmental change
The geography of disease distributions
Geographers and the urban century
Geographers and the fragmented city
Geographers and the regional problem
Geographers and sexual difference: feminist contributions
Geographers, ethics and social concern
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