Oxford Dictionary Of Geography
Containing over 6,400 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography, this best-selling dictionary is the most comprehensive single-volume reference work of its kind. 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.
Oxford Dictionary of Geography
For this new edition, all existing entries have been fully revised and updated, and there is now expanded coverage of economic geography (e.g. neo-liberalism), recent developments in geopolitics (e.g. 9/11 responses and the geographical implications of war on terror), and geography of finance (e.g. global production). It also focuses on the increasingly prominent areas of globalization and the anti-globalization movement, landscape restoration, the digital divide, and issues of governance. This edition also contains recommended web links for many entries.
Susan Mayhew is a geography teacher and the author of Masterstudies Geography. Her current research interests are in feminist and historical geography with particular reference to the reification of concept through place.
Covering all aspects of physical and human geography, this dictionary is an essential guide for students at all levels. It has been fully revised and updated, and includes more than 400 new entries, recommended web links for many entries, and over 15 new illustrations.
Susan Mayhew is a geography teacher and the author of Masterstudies Geography. Her current research interests are in feminist and historical geography and she is dedicated to the demystification of her favourite subject.
Containing over 3,100 entries on all aspects of both human and physical geography, this best-selling dictionary is the most authoritative single-volume reference work of its kind. It includes coverage of cartography, surveying, meteorology, climatology, ecology, population, industry, and development. Worked examples and diagrams are provided for many entries, including 15 new illustrations.All existing entries have been fully revised and updated for this new edition, and there is now expanded coverage of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and glacial geomorphology, as well as the inclusion of more international examples within definitions, broadening its coverage considerably. The dictionary includes more than 400 new entries, including economies of scope, marginalization, rurality, and tax havens and offshore financial centres. Recommended web links are suggested for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Geography companion website. Packed with clear, concise, and authoritative information, this A-Z reference is an essential companion for all students and teachers of geography.
"The Dictionary is the best compendium of human geography of today. It is a book to which I shall turn again and again, and can only recommend my colleagues to do likewise." (Tijdschrift voor Econ. en Soc. Geografie)
"The best single-volume reference to the field of human geography. In paper, it is quite a bargain and clearly a necessary addition to the bookshelves of students and professionals alike." (Environmental Planning)
"The Dictionary remains the best single-volume reference to the field of human geography. In paper, it is quite a bargain and clearly a necessary addition to the bookshelves of students and professionals alike." (Geography)
In recent years he has been Vice-President of the Royal Geographical Society (for Research and Higher Education, 2013-16, and Fieldwork and Expeditions, 2002-5). In 2002-2005 he was chair of the British Geomorphological Research Group; when the group was re-established as the British Society for Geomorphology he was elected as one of the founding Fellows, in 2014. From 2014-16 he chaired the RGS International Benchmark Review of UK Physical Geography, and in 2013-14 chaired the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Geography Benchmark Statement review which increased the expectation for quantitative analysis and fieldwork in geography degree courses. He was a member of the RAE2008 and REF2014 Geography subpanels and has been a member of similar discipline and university sector reviews overseas. He subsequently chaired the REF2021 subpanel for Geography and Environmental Studies and was a member of Main Panel C. From 2011-14 he was a member of the UK Government Office for Science, Foresight Programme Lead Expert Group, 'Environmental drivers of migration' (final report).
Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (Oxford Reference Online) - Oxford Online has dictionaries covering a wide range of topics including this handy dictionary of environmental and conservation issues.
Encyclopedia of Geography (Sage Reference Online) - The six volume set cover geography's long, rich, and fascinating history, including human geography, physical geography, and GIS. Provides succinct summarizes of trends such as globalization, environmental destruction, new geospatial technologies, and cyberspace.
There is emphasis placed on interdisciplinary approaches within the course, with opportunities to explore the intersections between geography and other disciplines from the humanities, social and natural sciences.
'I chose to study geography at Oxford because I loved the idea of being able to study a diverse range of topics that covered all my interests as I enjoy both physical and human geography equally. So far, it has been great to have a range of different ways to learn, such as lectures, classes and tutorials. This means no day is the same and you can explore in detail such fascinating ideas and gain new skills from tutors and lecturers that are some of the best in their field.'
Indexes and Databases - See the list of current UNO Library Indexes and Databases in GeographyThe American Geographical Society's Current Geographical Publications includes the tables of contents of current geographical journals.GeoRef is essentially an index of the literature in the field of geology, but it is of some use in the study of physical geography.
You probably saw the announcement over the summer that geography has seen the biggest rise in popularity of any subject at A Level, prompting articles from the TES and the Guardian praising the subject.
With geography attracting all this attention and with specification changes underway at both GCSE and A Level it seems a good time to re-consider what our subject is about and why it matters. It is also a theme I like to get my Lower Sixth students to discuss as they embark on their AS course. And, of course, one that any young person applying to study geography at university would be wise to think about.
If a definition of the noun is called for, the Oxford Dictionaries website tells us that geography is: The study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources and political and economic activities.
This module aims to introduce you to the development of geographic thought and to illustrate the range and diversity of approaches in contemporary human and physical geography. You will be encouraged to work in groups to explore contemporary issues. This module will also help you to develop and extend your awareness of the importance of taught and learnt skills in strengthening employability potential, especially through the application of critical analytical skills, working in groups to a brief, time management, and working in interdisciplinary contexts. 041b061a72