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Geography

A Very Short Introduction
Matthews, John A. (Book - 2008 )
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Modern geography has come a long way from its historical roots in exploring foreign lands, and simply mapping and naming the regions of the world. Spanning both physical and human geography, the discipline today is unique as a subject which can bridge the divide between the sciences and the humanities, and between the environment and our society. Using wide-ranging examples from global warming and oil, to urbanization and ethnicity, this Very Short Introduction paints a broad picture of the current state of geography, its subject matter, concepts and methods, and its strengths and controversies. The book's conclusion is no less than a manifesto for Geography's future.
Authors: Matthews, John A. (John Anthony), 1947-
Title: Geography
a very short introduction
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
Characteristics: 181 p. :,ill., maps ;,18 cm
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Statement of Responsibility: John A. Matthews and David T. Herbert
Additional Contributors: Herbert, David T.
ISBN: 0199211280
9780199211289
Branch Call Number: 910 M439g 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 158-170) and index
Subject Headings: Geography
Topical Term: Geography
LCCN: 2008000176
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This Very Short Introduction answers four basic questions: what is Geography, how do geographers work, why is Geography important, and where is the discipline of Geography heading?


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