By Prof Ian Douglas, Ian Douglas, Richard John Hugget, Mike Robinson
The significant other Encyclopedia of Geography offers an authoritative and provocative resource of reference for all these curious about the earth and its humans. This spouse examines either actual and human geography, and the connection among the 2. a global workforce of forty-seven geographers, all well-known figures of their self-discipline, chart the improvement of humankind's varied habitat and the social and financial actions inside of that habitat as much as the current day, and glance to the longer term. The paintings is split into six components: A differentiated international * an international remodeled via the expansion of a world financial system * the worldwide scale of habitat amendment * a global of questions * altering worlds, altering geographies * Geographical futures The forty-five self-contained chapters are certain right into a unifying entire via the editors' common and half introductions; each one bankruptcy presents info of the main beneficial assets of extra interpreting and study, and the amount concludes with a entire index. this is often a useful source not just for college kids, academics and researchers, but additionally for execs in advertisement and public region organisations.
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It lacked a philosophical base for including humanistic elements into the rather clinical, mechanistic theories of spatial systems. A result of this deficiency in ‘quantitative’ models has been an increasing focus on humanism and probabilism in human geography, and more recently the emergence of post-modern geographies which resist the tendency to ‘closure’ which is inherent in meta-theory. Physical geography, by contrast, has continued the exploration of mechanistic models, though inevitably of an increasingly sophisticated kind.
1985) Ecological Systems of the Geobiosphere. Vol. 1. Ecological Principles in Global Perspective (translated by Sheila Gruber), Berlin: Springer. White, G. White & Son. Whittlesey, D. (1929) ‘Sequent occupance’, Annals of the Association of American Geographers 19, 162–5. Worster, D. (1994) Nature’s Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas (2nd edn), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 8 I A DIFFERENTIATED WORLD INTRODUCTION Richard Huggett and Mike Robinson Over geological time the earth has changed physically.
For instance, Walter and Breckle (1985: i) openly encourage ‘an integrative or holistic approach, by treating the many results of analytical-ecophysiological research not in isolation, but as parts of a whole’, and bewail the fact that, although there is an abundance of detailed information amassed by specialists on narrowly defined problems, almost no attempt has been made at a synthesis, or what they call ‘a presentation of relationships on a grand scale, with the whole as the starting point’.
Companion Encyclopedia of Geography: The Environment and Humankind by Prof Ian Douglas, Ian Douglas, Richard John Hugget, Mike Robinson