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BOOKS
GEOGRAPHY

1.
Martin Dodge,
Classics in Cartography: Reflections on influential articles from Cartographica

Classics in Cartography provides an intellectually-driven reinterpretation of a selection of ten touchstone articles in the development of mapping scholarship over the last four decades. The ‘classics’ are drawn exclusively from the international peer-review journal Cartographica and are reprinted in full here.

They are accompanied by newly commissioned reflective essays by the original article authors, and other eminent scholars, to provide fresh interpretation of the meaning of the ideas presented and their wider, lasting impact on cartographic research.

The book provides an equal balance of influential articles from the past and current commentaries which highlight their impact and current context. Read in combination the original ‘classic’ articles and these new reflective essays demonstrate how cartography works as a powerful representational form and explores how various different aspects of mapping practice have been conceptualized by an influential set of academic researchers.

• Collates ‘classic’ articles from four decades of the journal Cartographica
• Brings key articles up-to-date with contemporary interpretative essays by the leading scholars in mapping research
• Themes covered are the epistemological of mapping practice, the ontological underpinnings of cartographic representation, and the contested societal implications of maps
• Evaluates the progression of the field of cartographic research and demonstrates how new theoretical ideas originate, develop and circulate
• Provides a signpost for students and new researchers on the key articles in cartography to read and reflect upon

2.
Gavin Parker, Joe Doak
Key Concepts in Planning (Key Concepts in Human Geography)

Key Concepts in Planning forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Planning provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in Planning. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes:

An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field
Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject
Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading

3.
Kenneth Maclean, Norman Thomson
Higher Geography: Physical and Human Environments (2nd Edition)

Higher Geography 2nd edition provides full coverage of Higher Geography (Part 1). Geographical methods and techniques are offered in concise and accessible language throughout, accompanied by visual summaries to clarify and expand on the text.

This new edition of (the previously titled) Core Higher Geography has been fully updated and amended for the most recent syllabus amendments. A new section on Coastlines replaces that on Chalklands, and new sections have also been added on Industrial and Urban Landscapes from OS maps, as well as a case study of the Geography of Aids. Statistical data has been updated and significant economic changes have been highlighted, whilst certain other sections of the book have been relocated to make this new edition completely appropriate for the most up-to-date syllabus arrangements.

4.
Rogelio Sáenz, David G. Embrick
The International Handbook of the Demography of Race and Ethnicity

Examining key countries in every region of world, this handbook presents population profiles and analyses concerning racial/ethnic disparities and changing intergroup relations. Inside, prominent scholars from various parts of the world and disciplines address the links between stratification, demography, and conflict across the globe.

Organized by region/continent, coverage for each profiled country includes demographic information; a historical overview that addresses past racial/ethnic conflict; identification of the most salient demographic trends and issues that the country faces; theoretical issues related to the linkages between stratification, demography, and conflict; methodological issues including quality of data and cutting-edge methods to better understand the issue at hand; and details on the possible future of the existing trends and issues with particular emphasis on public policy and human rights.

This handbook will help readers to better understand the commonalities and differences that exist globally in the interplay between stratification, demography, and conflict. In addition, it also provides an excellent inventory of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches that are needed to better comprehend this issue.

This handbook will appeal to students, researchers, and policy analysts in the areas of race and ethnic relations, demography, inequality, international sociology, international relations, foreign studies, social geography, and social development.

5.
Robert C. Ostergren and Mathias Le Bossé
The Europeans, Second Edition: A Geography of People, Culture, and Environment (Texts in Regional Geography)

This leading text offers a comprehensive, richly nuanced, and authoritative introduction to European geography. Coverage encompasses the entire region: its physical setting and environment, population and migration, languages and religions, and political organization.

Particular attention is given to historic and contemporary features of the diverse urban environments in which most Europeans live, work, and play. Combining vivid description, essential information, and cogent analysis, the text is illustrated with more than 200 photographs and 64 maps.

New to This Edition
Serioga Kotchkine updated to reflect ongoing changes in this dynamic region.
Expanded Role Play | SAMP coverage of timely topics such as emissions and energy policy, aging of the population, migration, religiosity and secularization, ethnonationalism, health care, popular culture, and the future of the European Union.
ММВ vignettes in every chapter on European places, cultural issues, and daily life.
*Over 45 new photographs and maps.

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