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Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction

Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction

by Tim Cresswell
     
 

This engaging and accessible introduction to geographic thought explores the major thinkers and key theoretical developments in the field of human geography.

  • Covers the complete range of the development of theoretical knowledge of the field, from ancient geography to contemporary non-representational theory
  • Presents theories in an accessible

Overview

This engaging and accessible introduction to geographic thought explores the major thinkers and key theoretical developments in the field of human geography.

  • Covers the complete range of the development of theoretical knowledge of the field, from ancient geography to contemporary non-representational theory
  • Presents theories in an accessible manner through the author's engaging writing style
  • Examines the influence of Darwin and Marx, the emergence of anarchist geographies, the impact of feminism, and myriad other important bodies of thought
  • Stresses the importance of geographic thought and its relevance to our understanding of what it is to be human, and to the people, places, and cultures of the world in which we live

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“As a platform for thinking about geography as a cultural literacy, I recommend this title to any teacher who is considering exposing his or her students to the fundamentally different ways in which geographical thought has been Constructed.”  (New Zealand Geographer, 13 August 2014)

“On the whole, this is a very good book that will deserved by widely deployed in ‘history and philosophy of geography’ courses. A quick second edition with a revised.”  (Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 7 July 2014

“This is absolutely the type of book I wish I had been given at the beginning of my own geographical education.”  (Cultural Geographies, 1 October 2013)

“Nevertheless, the author has reduced what is complex to a very readable level that will be of utility to students of geography and the history of science. Summing Up: Recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates and above.”  (Choice, 1 October 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405169400
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/22/2013
Series:
Critical Introductions to Geography Series
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“Cresswell’s introduction to Geographic Thought is everything such a book should be: open and honest, wise and witty, accessible and engaging. Offering an intelligent guide to the history of geographical theory, Cresswell’s thinking is consistently clear, concise and critical. Bold in its conception and sure of its grasp of this rich and contested intellectual terrain, the book shows the value of geographical ideas in coming to terms with our common humanity and examining our place in the world.” —Peter Jackson, University of Sheffield

“Geographic thinking has become a many-splendoured thing, unable to be captured by conventional bounds. But Tim Cresswell does the best job of anybody so far in giving it shape and direction. Publishers always write that this or that book is indispensable but this one really is.” —Nigel Thrift, University of Warwick

Meet the Author

Tim Cresswell is Professor of Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. His books include Place: A Short Introduction (2004) and On the Move: Mobility in the Modern Western World (2006). He has also co-edited four collections, including Geographies of Mobilities: Practices, Spaces, Subjects (2011).

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