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CORE BOOKS – Geography
Allaby, Michael et al
University of California 2008
The encyclopedia is divided into six sections that are designed for either browsing or in-depth study. Birth gives an overview of Earth’s 4.6-billion-year history, including the evolution of life. Fire explains the inner workings of our dynamic planet, its structure, and the tectonic forces that have molded its landscape. Land surveys rocks, minerals, and habitats. Air covers weather, including extreme weather events such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Water tours the oceans, rivers, and lakes of the world. The final section, Humans, provides a compelling portrait of our relationship with Earth, and of how the natural world has shaped social and political developments.
Prentice Hall 2010
Designed to expose readers to a variety of contemporary ideas, theories, and concepts in African geography—and their applicability in “real world” situations—each chapter is written by an expert in the field. Key definitions and basic geographic principles are specified in each chapter, providing a more comprehensive view of the themes presented.
Baines, John and Baines, Barbara
Brown Reference 2008
Profiles each of the world’s nations, and features maps for regions and countries, and discusses geography, society, and economy for each country, and also details climate, topography, wildlife, historical events, and more.
Blinnikov, Mikhail S.
Undergrad textbook. Thematic chapters provide up-to-date coverage of Russia’s physical, political, cultural, and economic geography. Regional chapters focus on the country’s major regions and the other 14 former Soviet republics. Written in a lucid, conversational style by a Russian-born international expert, the concise chapters interweave vivid descriptions of urban and rural landscapes, examinations of Soviet and post-Soviet life, deep knowledge of environmental and conservation issues, geopolitical insights, engaging anecdotes, and rigorous empirical data.
Bone, Robert M.
Oxford University 2011
The text examines the distinctive physical, historical, cultural, social and economic features of each region to determine their place within the overall structure of Canada, while also taking into account their relevance within a global context. From the historical foundations of Canada’s human geography to new coverage of environmental factors and current economic trends, readers will gain a comprehensice overview of the discipline.
Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history.
World Almanac 2006
Focusing on one of the world’s most important and volatile regions, this book provides the background and context students need to understand today’s headlines in relation to the geography and resources of the Middle East. A wealth of maps, charts, timelines, and primary-source quotations enhance the narrative and expose students to the variety of ways information is presented in nonfiction text.
Prentice Hall 2002
Gary Fuller’s entertaining and engaging guide enhances geographic know-how with good, old-fashioned fun, using trivia to open up new worlds of knowledge for all readers. Fuller provides extensive background, clear illustrations, and thorough explanations for each intriguing question, carefully grounding the text in practical geographic concepts.
Living Physical Geography focuses on human-physical geography interactions, using pedagogical features in the textbook and online to create a modern synthesis of the science of physical geography.
Journalist Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic—their weather, seas, mountains, rivers, deserts, and borders—to provide a context often missing from our political reportage: how the physical characteristics of these countries affect their strengths and vulnerabilities and the decisions made by their leaders. Offering “a fresh way of looking at maps”, Marshall explains the complex geo-political strategies that shape the globe.
Mason, Joseph et al
Oxford University 2016
Well known for its flexibility, clarity of presentation, and graphic excellence, Physical Geography: The Global Environment, Fifth Edition, provides a thorough, scientifically authoritative, accessible, and geographic view of Earth’s physical systems.
OUP Oxford 2009
Contains over 6,400 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography. It includes coverage of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, population, industry, and development, as well as up-to-date treatment of fast-changing topics such as plate tectonics, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and aerial differentiation.
Peterson, James et al
Uses the combined expertise of three respected geographers to show how Earth’s physical geography impacts humans, and how humans impact Earth’s physical geography. The text emphasizes three essential themes to demonstrate the major roles for the discipline –Geography from a Physical Science perspective, Geography from a Spatial perspective, and Geography from an Environmental perspective.
Britannica Educational 2010
With its flourishing metropolises, China has come to be identified with urban life and rapid technological advancement. Yet much of its landscape also boasts communities sustained by wondrous natural resources, which contribute to the scenic and spiritual beauty of the nation as well as its economic productivity. Within these pages, readers are invited to tour China’s cities, villages, and countryside.
India hosts a wide range of communities, from remote villages nestled in the Himalayas to thriving urban centers. In many ways, it is a land of contrasts, as reflected in its geography; shaped as much by the annual monsoon season as the arid deserts that punctuate the nation. With this volume, readers will experience a juxtaposed journey, visiting both areas that have remained untouched for centuries and areas of technological advancement that have brought the country to the forefront of innovation.
Quinn, Joyce A.
This unusual encyclopedia brings together in-depth information on more than 450 natural geographic features from around the world and offers an array of creative tools to promote critical thinking and classroom discussion. It describes continents and oceans; individual mountains, islands, caves, and rivers; and ecological entities such as wildlife refuges and national parks. Each entry provides a geographic overview of the feature’s significance, location, description, geologic history, biota, protected areas, and environmental issues.
David Roberts and the editors of ‘Outside’ magazine have gathered the most enduring adventure literature of the century into one heart-stopping volume. 40 collected stories recount the minutes, hours, and days of lives pushed to the brink. Includes many first-person accounts.
Rowntree, Kate et al, eds.
Oxford University 2000
This textbook specifically studies the geography and environment of South Africa and the Southern African region and locates them within the broader context of the global environment.
Rumney, Thomas A.
These regions have stimulated a large amount of research and publications across the sub-disciplines of geography. Thomas A. Rumney collects, organizes, and presents as many of these publications as possible. Beginning with the region as a whole, each chapter that follows–one per nation–is divided by the specific sub-disciplines of geography: cultural, social, economic, historical, physical and environmental, political, and urban. Each section is further divided by document type: atlases, books, book chapters, articles from scholarly journals, master’s theses, and doctoral dissertations.
Commonly regarded as the greatest sea explorer of all time, James Cook made his three world-changing voyages during the 1770s, at a time when ships were routinely lost around the English coast. He made history by making geography– sailing through previously unknown southern seas, charting the eastern Australian coast and circumnavigating New Zealand, putting many Pacific islands on the map, and exploring both the Arctic and Antarctic.
In 1959, UNESCO launched an international campaign to safeguard the world’s most important sites, which led to the first World Heritage List. The 911 sites are found in 151 countries across the globe, and strict criteria assures that only the most spectacular and extraordinary sites make it onto the list.
Rowman & Littlefield 2011
Beginning with China’s diverse landscapes and environments and continuing through its formative history and tumultuous recent past, the authors present contemporary China as a product of both internal and external forces of past and present. They trace current and future successes and challenges while placing China in its international contextas a massive, still-developing nation that must meet the needs of its 1.3 billion citizens while becoming a major regional and global player.
Weightman, Barbara A.
Textbook for courses in Asian geography. Using a cross-disciplinary approach, the author discusses evolving physical and cultural landscapes. It is the most comprehensive book on the market for a Geography of Asia course.
White, George et al
McGraw-Hill Education 2010
College textbook. Each of the nine regional chapters opens with a one- or two-page map of the region, short accounts of people or events to provide a personal flavor of the region, an outline of the chapter contents, and a short section placing the region in its wider global context. Each regional chapter is consistently organized by three sections. The first section summarizes the distinctive physical and human geographies of the region; the second section explores the internal diversity of the region at subregional, selected country, and local levels. The third section focuses on a selection of contemporary issues that are important to the people of each region and frequently have implications for the rest of the world.
Wilmott, Cort J.
Oxford University 2005
Surveys American geographers’ current research in their specialty areas and tracks trends and innovations in the many subfields of geography. As such, it is both a ‘state of the discipline’ assessment and a topical reference. It includes an introduction by the editors and 47 chapters, each on a specific specialty. The authors of each chapter were chosen by their specialty group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG).
OUP Oxford 2009
This volume explores the climates, landscapes, ecosystems and hazards that comprise the Mediterranean world. It traces the development of the Mediterranean landscape over very long timescales and examines modern processes and key environmental issues in a wide range of settings.
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