The Companion Encyclopedia of Geography provides an authoritative and provocative source of reference for all those concerned with the earth and its people. Examining both physical and human geography and charting human activities within their habitat up to the present day, this Companion also asks what lies in the future:
* A differentiated world
* A world transformed by the growth of a global economy
* The global scale of habitat modification
* A world of questions
* Changing worlds, changing geographies
* Geographical futures.
The forty-five self contained chapters are bound into a unifying whole by the editors’ general and part introductions; each chapter provides details of the most useful sources of further reading and research, and the volume is concluded with a comprehensive index.
This is an invaluable resource not only for students, teachers and researchers in the academic domain but also professionals in interested commercial and public-sector organisations.
This is an indispensable item for any library that wishes to strengthen its reference section, and for the professional geographer who wants to keep abreast of developments in the field.
–Choice, February 1997
The fabulously rich vein of information in this book weaves its way through a global view of the interrelationships between humans and our habitat in a style that is both easy to understand and endlessly fascinating….. this searching investigation of geography in all its aspects past and present is a fine selection for any library that wishes to strengthen its reference collection.
–American Reference Books Annual, Volume 29, 1998
I recommend this work to academic libraries in institutions with a department of geography.
–RQ, Summer 1997
- Author(s): Prof Ian Douglas, Ian Douglas, Richard John Hugget, Mike Robinson
- Number of pages: 1056 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0415074177
- ISBN-13 : 978-0415074179
- Publisher: Routledge; 1st edition (August 29, 1996)
- Language: : English
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