Trends in Geography

Trends in Geography

An Introductory Survey

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Editors: Ronald U. Cooke, James H. Johnson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139340

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Trends in Geography: An Introductory Survey reviews trends in geography, including physical geography, human geography, and applied geography. Topics covered include progress in geomorphology, meteorology, climatology, hydrology, historical geography, transport geography, and industrial geography, along with the geography of rural settlements and the ecology of agricultural systems. The importance of geography in area studies is also discussed. This book is comprised of 26 chapters and begins by tracing developments in the field of geography, followed by a discussion on the study of soils in geography and the economic geography of agriculture. The following chapters explore the diversity of urban geography; the role of geography in physical planning and economic planning; planning studies in rural areas; and geographical research on local government. A cultural and historical perspective in area studies is presented by citing the case of Latin America. The final chapter is devoted to geographical studies of developing areas, focusing on the case of tropical Africa. This monograph will be of interest to teachers, students, and practitioners of geography.

Table of Contents

  • Preface



    1. The Course of Geographical Knowledge

    Part I. Physical Geography

    2. Progress in Geomorphology

    3. Recent Advances in Meteorology and Climatology and their Relevance to Schools

    4. The Ecosystem and the Community in Bio-geography

    5. The Study of Soils in Geography

    6. Progress in Hydrology

    7. The Teaching of Fieldwork and the Integration of Physical Geography

    Part II. Human Geography

    8. Quantification and the Development of Theory in Human Geography

    9. Population Geography

    10. Early Man and Environment

    11. Progress in Historical Geography

    12. The Geography of Rural Settlements

    13. The Ecology of Agricultural Systems

    14. The Economic Geography of Agriculture

    15. New Resource Evaluations

    16. Progress in Transport Geography

    17. Progress in Industrial Geography

    18. The Diversity of Urban Geography

    Part III. Applied Geography

    19. Geography and Physical Planning

    20. Geography and Economic Planning

    21. Planning Studies in Rural Areas

    22. Geography and Local Government Reform

    Part IV. Area Studies

    23. Geography and Area Studies

    24. Cultural and Historical Perspective in Area Studies: The Case of Latin

    25. Lifting the Iron Curtain

    26. Geographical Studies of Developing Areas: The Case of Tropical Africa


Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483139340

About the Editors

Ronald U. Cooke

James H. Johnson

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