Applied Geography: Principles and Practice

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Applied Geography offers an invaluabel introduction to useful research in physical, environmental and human geography and provides a new focus and reference point for investigating and understanding problem-orientated research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415182683
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Pages: 664
  • Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

The editor of this volume, Michael Pacione, is Professor of Geography at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

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Table of Contents

List of plates
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List of contributors
Introduction 1
1 In pursuit of useful knowledge: the principles and practice of applied geography 3
Pt. I Natural and environmental hazards 19
2 Global warming 21
3 Acid precipitation 36
4 Extreme weather events 51
5 Earthquakes and vulcanism 66
6 Landslides 83
7 Floods 95
8 Coastal erosion 109
9 Physical problems of the urban environment 124
Pt. II Environmental change and management 135
10 Water supply and management 137
11 Water quality and pollution 152
12 Irrigation 172
13 Desertification 188
14 Deforestation 200
15 Maintaining biodiversity 222
16 Landscape evaluation 236
17 Environmental impact assessment 246
18 Countryside recreation management 257
19 The de-intensification of European agriculture 274
20 Wetlands conservation 288
21 Land-use conflict at the urban fringe 301
22 Derelict and vacant land 309
23 Sustainable tourism 321
24 Townscape conservation 333
Pt. III Challenges of the human environment 345
25 Urbanisation and counterurbanisation 347
26 Boundary disputes 358
27 Political spaces and representation within the state 375
28 Housing problems in the developed world 390
29 The geography of poverty and deprivation 400
30 Segregation and discrimination 414
31 Socio-spatial variations in health 425
32 Crime and fear of crime 438
33 Retail location analysis 450
34 Urban transport and traffic problems 463
35 Rural accessibility and transport 474
36 City marketing as a planning tool 486
37 Low-income shelter in the third world city 497
38 Informal sector activity in the third world city 509
39 HIV/AIDS, poverty, exclusion and the third world 528
Pt. IV Techniques of spatial analysis 537
40 GIS, remote sensing and the problem of environmental change 539
41 Cartography: from traditional to electronic and beyond 556
42 Geodemographics, marketing and retail location 577
43 Global positioning systems as a practical fieldwork tool: applications in mountain environments 593
44 Computer simulation and modelling of urban structure and development 605
Place index 621
Subject index 626
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