The Internet on Earth: A Geography of Information / Edition 1

The Internet on Earth: A Geography of Information / Edition 1

by Aharon Kellerman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470844507

ISBN-13: 9780470844502

Pub. Date: 11/15/2002

Publisher: Wiley

A fascinating and vital area of research, the geography of information describes the role of information as both economic and commercial product and its distribution and movement across boundaries of cyberspace and conventional geography. Written by a pioneer in telecommunications geography research, this prize winning title (AAG award 2003) applies information

Overview

A fascinating and vital area of research, the geography of information describes the role of information as both economic and commercial product and its distribution and movement across boundaries of cyberspace and conventional geography. Written by a pioneer in telecommunications geography research, this prize winning title (AAG award 2003) applies information geography to the world of high-tech, examining the latest wrinkles in the Internet, Silicon Valley, mobile telephony, and other key areas. 

  • the first book to provide both a context for the geography of information and a critical overview of recent research.
  • Includes location-specific references and case studies.
  • Examines the information society, information economy, telecommunications and its geographical impact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470844502
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/15/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.77(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

* Contexts.
Information and Knowledge.
The Information Society.
The Information Economy.
Information Politics.
Information Law.
Conclusion.

• Basics.
The Scope of Information Geography.
Space.
Place.
Conclusion.

• Technology.
Information and Technology.
Technology and Flows.
Knowledge -
Innovation -
Technology.
Information Technology Regions.

• Conclusion.
Information Volumes and Origins.
The Internet: Evolution and Structure.
A Conceptual Framework for Information Production.
Ranking Urban Centers of Information Production.
Global Centers: New York and Los Angeles.
IT R&D Information Production.
Conclusion.

• Contents.
Content Demand and Location.
Capital as Information.
E-Commerce and Location.
Geographic Language.
Conclusion.

• Transmission.
The Internet Backbones.
Flows.
U.S. Leadership in Telecommunications.
Conclusion.

• Media.
Leading Nations.
The Digital Divide.
Conclusion.

• Consumption.
Social Uses of the Internet.
Internet Consumption in Cities.
Use and Location.
Broadband.
Conclusion.

• Beyond.
Challenges.
Geography of Information.
Geography of Information?

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