A Century of British Geography

Hardcover | December 11, 2003

EditorRon Johnston, Michael Williams

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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.

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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...

Ron Johnston is a Professor of Geography, University of Bristol; Fellow of the British Academy. Michael Williams is a Professor of Geography, University of Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:692 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.77 inPublished:December 11, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0197262864

ISBN - 13:9780197262863

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Table of Contents

David N. Livingstone: British geography 1500-1900: an imprecise reviewRon Johnston: The institutionalisation of geography as an academic disciplineKen Gregory: Physical geography and geography as an environmental scienceIan Simmons: The domestication of the earth: humans and environments in prehistoric timesMichael Williams: The creation of humanised landscapesSally Eden: People and the contemporary environmentHugh Clout: Place description, regional geography and area studies: the chorographic inheritanceDoreen Massey and Nigel Thrift: The passion of placeRon Johnston: Order in space: geography as a discipline in distancePeter Taylor: Global, national and localRoger Kain and Catherine Delano-Smith: Geography displayed: maps and mappingDavid Rhind: ; The geographical underpinning of society and its radical transformationRobert J Bennett and Alan G. Wilson: Geography appliedJohn B. Thornes: Geographers and environmental changeAndrew Cliff and Peter Haggett: The geography of disease distributionsPeter Hall: Geographers and the urban centuryCeri Peach: Geographers and the fragmented cityRay Hudson: Geographers and the regional problemLinda McDowell: Geographers and sexual difference: feminist contributionsDavid M. Smith: Geographers, ethics and social concern