The Dictionary of Human Geography / Edition 5

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With clear, critical, and constructive surveys of key terms by leading researchers in the field, The Dictionary of Human Geography, fifth edition, remains the definitive guide to the concepts and debates in human geography.

  • Comprehensively revised new edition of a highly successful text with over 300 key terms appearing for the first time
  • Situates Human Geography within the humanities, social sciences and sciences as a whole
  • Written by leading experts in the field
  • Major entries not only describe the development of concepts, contributions and debates in Human Geography but also advance them
  • Features a new consolidated bibliography along with a detailed index and systematic cross-referencing of headwords
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This consolidated bibliography is new to this edition; it savesspace by avoiding repetition of titles and also provides a usefulresource in its own right". (Reference Reviews, 2010)

"Even better than before, the Dictionary is an essentialtool for all human geographers and over the years has provided aninvaluable guide to the changing boundaries and content of thediscipline. No-one can afford to be without this fifthedition."
Linda McDowell, University of Oxford

"From explanations of core concepts and central debates to luciddiscussions of the theories driving contemporary research, this isthe best conceptual map to the creative and critical thinking thatcharacterizes contemporary Human Geography. The fifth editionbelongs on the bookshelf of all serious students."
Gerard Toal, Virginia Tech

"With an exceptional balance between breadth and depth, this isundoubtedly a timely and ground-breaking revision of theDictionary. An outstanding accomplishment of the editors andcontributors, and a comprehensive and essential reference for anystudent or scholar interested in human geography."
Mei-Po Kwan, Ohio State University

"I can’t imagine life without it. Definitive, detailed yetaccessible: there’s still no single-volume reference work inthe field to rival it."
Noel Castree, University of Manchester

Reviews of Previous Editions:

"The definitions are of a particularly high standard."(Geography)

"The Dictionary is the best compendium of human geography oftoday. It is a book to which I shall turn again and again, and canonly recommend my colleagues to do likewise." (Tijdschrift voorEcon. en Soc. Geografie)

"An invaluable student guide." (Endeavour)

"As a student's companion it could hardly be bettered."(Times Educational Supplement)

"Very highly recommended." (American LibraryAssociation)

"The best single-volume reference to the field of humangeography. In paper, it is quite a bargain and clearly a necessaryaddition to the bookshelves of students and professionals alike."(Environmental Planning)

"The Dictionary remains the best single-volume reference to thefield of human geography. In paper, it is quite a bargain andclearly a necessary addition to the bookshelves of students andprofessionals alike." (Geography)

"This is easily the best dictionary of human geography inprint." (Progress in Human Geography)

"This dictionary is an essential companion for anyone studyinghuman geography and it is a bargain. Buy it immediately!"(Reference Reviews)

"I could quite happily spend hours reading the Dictionary ofHuman Geography ... It is, quite simply, an integral partof my being a geographer, and has been since my earliestundergraduate days." (John H. McKendrick, Glasgow CaledonianUniversity, Scottish Geographical Journal)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405132886
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1072
  • Sales rank: 858,202
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Derek Gregory is Professor of Geography at the University ofBritish Columbia, Vancouver.

Ron Johnston is Professor of Geography at the Universityof Bristol.

Geraldine Pratt is Professor of Geography at theUniversity of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Michael J. Watts is Professor of Geography at theUniversity of California, Berkeley.

Sarah Whatmore is Professor of Environment and PublicPolicy at the University of Oxford.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition.

How to Use this Dictionary.


List of Contributors.

The Dictionary.


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