This week, our Resource List of the Week focuses on Geography.
What is Geography?
“The study of places and the relationships between people and their environments.”
Here below, we have put together five titles to help you better understand the subject.
1.The Dictionary of Human Geography – Sarah Whatmore, Ron Johnston
This book remains the most authoritative guide to concepts and debates in human geography. In addition, this fifth edition revises a highly successful text and outlines over 300 new key terms. Finally, the title successfully situates Human Geography within humanities, social sciences and sciences as a whole.
2. Geopolitics: A Very Short Introduction – Klaus Dodds
This title uses a diverse range of real-life examples, from past to present, to show important links between political power, geography, and cultural diversity. Additionally, it shows how our geopolitical outlook influences our understanding of the world and those who dwell on it.
3. Weather, Climate and Climate Change – Greg O’Hare, Rob Wilby and John Sweeney
This book is an accessible analysis of one of the most important and contentious issues that the world is facing today: the climate change. By integrating the latest scientific findings throughout, this text focuses on climate change control. In addition, it discusses how both weather and climate impact on both the environment and society.
4. Understanding Cultural Geography – Jon Anderson
This book offers a wide overview of cultural geography. Therefore, the title is perfect for students who focus on this discipline through any level of higher education.
Firstly, the book outlines how the theoretical ideas and methodological techniques of cultural geography help make sense of the places people inhabit and contribute to. Secondly, by incorporating a vast amount of knowledge, it proves invaluable to lecturers and academics alike.
5. Geographies of Development – David Smith, Tony Binns, Jennifer A. Elliott
This title is a pioneer of the holistic approach. Firstly, the book encourages critical engagement by integrating key topics throughout the text, such as development ideology, globalisation, modernity, gender, ethnicity, tourism, resources, development aid, land degradation and environmental sustainability. Secondly, the title argues convincingly and informatively that ideas related to development have been many and varied. As well as this, they have been highly contested over the time and in different places.
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