by Peter Gould, Becoming A Geographer Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Becoming A Geographer books, Peter Gould, a prominent, award-winning geographer who admits to having a low threshold for boredom, offers a collection of essays that reflect his eclectic research and provocative thinking. The topics range widely and include the diffusion of AIDS, mental maps, development themes in Africa, postmodernism, and the practices of teaching and writing. Becoming a Geographer expands on Gould's influential ideas and contributions to the field. Gould values the kind of independent thought and scholarship now often frowned upon by university administrators. He has written eighteen books and more than one hundred sixty articles that have appeared in more than seventy-six different journals during his forty-year career in research and higher education—his "lifetime sabbatical"—much of it spent teaching at Penn State. A witty, graceful, engaging writer, Could situates geography in a wider social context. In this book, he brings a fresh perspective to developments in the field including the quantitative and mathematical revolution in geography in the 1960s and 1970s. He writes with directness and clarity about the use and misuse of mathematics in illuminating social and geographical reality. His thoughts are especially valuable for what geography offers the world of learning and its capacity to help resolve urgent problems of the day.
by Owain Jones, Geography And Memory Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Geography And Memory books, Geography and Memory creates a new space of study by assembling international scholars and emerging talent for the first coherent and co-ordinated approach to explorations of identity, place and becoming. In focusing upon these three dynamics the editors have organised the relationship between geography and memory into an accessible framework for approaching key aspects of memory, remembering, archives, commemoration and forgetting in modern societies. The contributors are drawn from a range of local, national and international contexts, including the UK, Germany, USA, Malaysia and Australia. The book uniquely opens up the disciplines of geography (human, political, cultural and physical) into a dialogue with other disciplines such as media, the arts, heritage, psychology, psychotherapy, politics, sociology and cognitive science so as to present a wide-ranging and nuanced approach to memory studies.
by Peter Gould, The Geographer At Work Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Geographer At Work books, This book charts the developments in the discipline of geography from the 1950s to the 1980s, examining how geography now connects with urban, regional and national planning, and impacts on areas such as medicine, transport, agricultural development and electoral reform. The book also discusses how technical and theoretical advancements have generated a renewed sense of philosophic reflection – a concern closely linked with the critical examination and development of social theory.
by Stuart C. Aitken, Approaches To Human Geography Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Approaches To Human Geography books, "The book covers some of the (traditionally) most obtuse and difficult-to-grasp philosophical ideas that have influenced geographers/geography. The fact that these are presented in an inclusive and accessible manner is a key strength. Many students have commented that the chapters they have read have encouraged them to read more in this field, which is fantastic from a lecturer's perspective." - Richard White, Sheffield Hallam University A new edition of the classic Approaches text for students, organised in three sections, which overviews and explains the history and philosophy of Human Geographies in all its applications by those who practise it: Section One – Philosophies: Positivist Geography / Humanism / Feminist Geographies / Marxisms / Structuration Theory / Human Animal / Realism / Postmodern Geographies/ Poststructuralist Theories / Actor-Network Theory, / Postcolonialism / Geohumanities / Technologies Section Two – People: Institutions and Cultures / Places and Contexts / Memories and Desires / Understanding Place / Personal and Political / Becoming a Geographer / Movement and Encounter / Spaces and Flows / Places as Thoughts Section Three – Practices: Mapping and Geovisualization / Quantification, Evidence, and Positivism / Geographic Information Systems / Humanism / Activism / Feminist Geographies / Poststructuralist Theories / Psychoanalysis / Environmental Inquiry / Contested Geographies and Culture Wars Fully updated throughout and with eight brand new chapters - this is the core text for modules on history, theory, and practice in Human Geography.
by David Gardner, Progress In Geography Skills Key Stage 3 Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Progress In Geography Skills Key Stage 3 books, This book is designed to help students build up and apply geographical skills throughout KS3. A wide range of skills are introduced in Unit 1, and then revisited and progressed in different contexts in Units 2-15 as part of a learning journey to becoming a geographer. These skills are progressed as an integral component of an enquiry process. The book provides a firm foundation for the geographical skills required at GCSE level and beyond. A wide range of geographical data is provided including satellite images and a large number of OS maps at a variety of scales, often linked to other data, such as ground and aerial photos. Progress in Geography Skills: Key Stage 3 can be used independently or alongside the Progress in Geography: Key Stage 3 Student book. Each page has a specific learning objective and skills focus, such as: - Conducting geographical enquiries; considering different points of view and making decisions - Drawing field sketches, linked to OS maps and locating places using lines of latitude and longitude on an atlas or grid references on OS maps - Understanding and drawing a wide variety of graphs - Analysis and presentation of statistical data - Comparing ground level photographs with Ordnance Survey maps and being able to identify coastal, glacial and river landforms on OS maps - Using newspapers to investigate issues, and detect bias - Using websites, including online GiS, as part of enquiries and investigating data