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The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography provides an authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the discipline of human geography and its constituent, and related, subject areas. The encyclopedia includes over 1,000 detailed entries on philosophy and theory, key concepts, methods and practices, biographies of notable geographers, and geographical thought and praxis in different parts of the world.
This groundbreaking project covers every field of human geography and the discipline’s relationships to other disciplines, and is global in scope, involving an international set of contributors. Given its broad, inclusive scope and unique online accessibility, it is anticipated that the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography will become the major reference work for the discipline over the coming decades.
The Encyclopedia will be available in both limited edition print and online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit
- Available online on ScienceDirect and in limited edition print format
- Broad, interdisciplinary coverage across human geography: Philosophy, Methods, People, Social/Cultural, Political, Economic, Development, Health, Cartography, Urban, Historical, Regional
- Comprehensive and unique - the first of its kind in human geography
Readers will include undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, teachers and lecturers, and professionals.
Given the multidisciplinary nature of human geography and the so-called spatial turn across the social sciences and humanities, the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography will also provide an invaluable source of information for scholars and students outside the discipline
Cartography - Jeremy Crampton, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Development - Katie Willis; Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, UK
Economic Geography - Henry Yeung, National University of Singapore, Singapore
General - James Sidaway, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
Health/Medical - Robin Kearns, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Historical Geography - Brian Graham, University of Ulster, N. Ireland, UK
Methods - Mei-Po Kwan, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA & Sara McLafferty, University of Illinois Urbana, IL, USA
Overview – Nigel Thrift and Rob Kitchin
People - Phil Hubbard, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
Philosophy - Chris Philo, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Political Geography - Anssi Passi, University of Oulu, Linnanmaa, Oulu, Finland
Regional Development - Costis Hadjimichalis, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece
Rural, Nature/Environment - Paul Cloke, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
Social & Cultural Geography - Kay Anderson, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia & Rob Kitchin, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland
Urban Geography - Loretta Lees, King’s College London, London, UK
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- © Elsevier Science 2009
- 1st July 2009
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Director of NIRSA, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland.
Vice Chancellor, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
"[The encyclopedia] strives to live up to its name with 844 contributors representing over 40 countries…, it covers both theoretical and applied aspects. At the same time , it is slated to reflect the changing nature of the discipline itself. Future plans for this resource to be continually updated to trace developing scholarship. By retaining all entries, the encyclopedia will become a record of the course of the discipline itself… Given its scope and overall coverage, and its projected ever-current status (as of the next edition), this is a groundbreaking project that will be the standard for the field—potentially for generations… Highly recommended." --CHOICE The review also includes mention of the various search capabilities available on ScienceDirect.
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