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 saves space by avoiding repetition of titles and also provides a useful resource in its own right". (Reference Reviews, 2010)

"Even better than before, the Dictionary is an essential tool for all human geographers and over the years has provided an invaluable guide to the changing boundaries and content of the discipline. No-one can afford to be without this fifth edition."
Linda McDowell, University of Oxford

"From explanations of core concepts and central debates to lucid discussions of the theories driving contemporary research, this is the best conceptual map to the creative and critical thinking that characterizes contemporary Human Geography. The fifth edition belongs on the bookshelf of all serious students."
Gerard Toal, Virginia Tech

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

"I can’t imagine life without it. Definitive, detailed yet accessible: there’s still no single-volume reference work in the 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 of today. It is a book to which I shall turn again and again, and can only recommend my colleagues to do likewise." (Tijdschrift voor Econ. 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 Library Association)

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

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

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

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

"I could quite happily spend hours reading the Dictionary of Human Geography ... It is, quite simply, an integral part of my being a geographer, and has been since my earliest undergraduate days." (John H. McKendrick, Glasgow Caledonian University, 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: 1,272,243
  • 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 of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Ron Johnston is Professor of Geography at the University of Bristol.

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

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

Sarah Whatmore is Professor of Environment and Public Policy 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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