France: A Geographical, Social and Economic Survey by Philippe PinchemelFrance: A Geographical, Social and Economic Survey by Philippe Pinchemel

France: A Geographical, Social and Economic Survey

byPhilippe Pinchemel, Chantal Balley, Nicole Mathieu

Paperback | April 2, 2009

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This book makes available to the English-speaking world the most authoritative single survey of the geography of France yet published. A translation from the fully revised French edition of 1981, updated by additional material provided by the authors, Pinchemel's work embraces every aspect of the relationship between the social and the spatial in contemporary France and provides the reader with a vast quantity of detailed information on specific geographical questions. The work is divided into eight parts and within that overall structure each section is further subdivided for ease of reference. The author's concern for clarity of exposition is reflected in the numerous tables, maps, charts and diagrams that supplement the text.
Title:France: A Geographical, Social and Economic SurveyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:692 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.54 inPublished:April 2, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521105951

ISBN - 13:9780521105958


Table of Contents

1. General characteristics; Part I. The Natural Environment: 2. Relief; 3. Climate; 4. Soils; 5. Vegetation; 6. Hydrology and water supply; 7. The environment and environmental policies; Part II. People: 8. Population growth since the beginning of the nineteenth-century; 9. The changing distribution of urban and rural population; 10. Geographical mobility and migration; 11. Population structure; 12. Contrasting mentalities and civilisations; Part III. Actors and policies in the spatial structuring of France: 13. Administrative geography; 14. Political geography and geographical policies; 15. The ownership of land; 16. Agents of geographical change; Part IV. Resources, economic activity and economic enterprises: 17. Agriculture and its transformation since 1950; 18. Agricultural holdings; 19. Agricultural and forest production; 20. Types of agriculture and agricultural policy; 21. Non-energy mineral resources; 22. Energy resources; 23. The structure of industry; 24. Industrial location; 25. Industrial policies; 26. Industrial environments; 27. The tertiary sector; Part V. The Infrastructure of Spatial Interaction: 28. General characteristics of transport and communications networks; 29. The networks of transport and communications; 30. Transport policies; Part VI. Landscape and Environment in Rural France: 31. Old and new uses of rural space; 32. The built environment in rural France; 33. Rural landscapes; 34. Rural environments and rural planning; Part VII. The Urban Environment: 35. The urban system and its development; 36. Urban development since 1851; 37. Urban functions; 38. Urban landscapes; Part VIII. Conclusion: 39. The complexity of the geography of France; Bibliography; Index.