Key Concepts in Geography

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Sarah Holloway, Stephen P Rice, Gill Valentine
SAGE Publications, Jun 6, 2003 - Science - 342 pages

Key Concepts in Geography defines the key terms - space, time, place, scale, landscape - that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination. It is unique in the reference literature as it provides in one volume, definitions of terms from both human geography and physical geography.

defines the key terms - space, time, place, scale, landscape - that inform the language of geography and define the geographical imagination. It is unique in the reference literature as it provides in one volume, definitions of terms from both human geography physical geography.

Four introductory chapters on different intellectual traditions in geography situate and introduce the entries on the key concepts. Each entry comprises a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading.

Written in an accessible way - by established figures in the discipline - the definitions provide thorough explanations of key geographical concepts. Each discussion provides references to, and summaries of, the key literature; as well as an examination of the history and use of each concept, illustrated with everyday examples. Key Concepts in Geography is a comprehensive primer of core concepts that undergraduates in geography must be conversant with to complete their degree.

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Professor Valentine has held prestigious international visiting fellowships at the Universities of Sydney, Australia and Otago, New Zealand and has visited and given keynote addresses at a range of prestigious international conferences. She was co-founder and co-editor of the international journal Social and Cultural Geography, and co-edited Gender, Place and Culture. She has undertaken international research in Europe, Africa and the USA and is committed to developing the University of Sheffield's international strategy within the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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