What is Geography?
- Alastair Bonnett - Newcastle University, UK
Geography, Earth & Environmental Science | Study Skills (UG) | Study Skills for Geography
- Alisdair Rogers, University of Oxford
"A beautiful little book that helps to introduce the core concepts of geography and provides an ideal framework for relating other fields of knowledge and academia."
- Stefan Zimmermann, University of Osnabruck
What is Geography? Geography is a fundamental fascination with, and a crucial method for, understanding the way the world works.
This text offers readers a short and highly accessible account of the ideas and concepts constituting geography. Drawing out the key themes that define the subject, What is Geography? demonstrates how and why these themes - like environment and geopolitics- are of fundamental importance.
Including discussion of both the human and the natural realms, the text looks at key themes like environment, space, and place - as well as geography's methods and the history of the discipline.
Introductory but not simplified, What is Geography? will provide students with the ability to understand the history and context of the subject without any prior knowledge. Designed as a key transitional text for students entering undergraduate courses, this book will be of interest to all readers interested in and intrigued by the "geographical imagination".
I cannot imagine a better guide to the transition between school and undergraduate geography than this short, informative and confidently-argued book. Written without fuss but based on solid learning and clear thinking, it tackles head-on a question many professional academic geographers would rather avoid: what is geography?
Beautiful little book that helps to introduce the core concepts of geography and provides an ideal framework for relating other fields of knowledge and academia.
A really useful introduction to Geography for those students that may choose to engage in research projects that draw upon geography.
This is a very interesting , well written book that I would recommend to my students.
Excellent book. I'm sympathetic to the stance taken here. I will use parts of it but won't adopt it in full.
The book gives an interesting and modern view of geography, but it doesn't go deep enough into the history of geography.
We use Holt-Jensen (2009): 'Geography history and concepts' in stead. It gives a broader and more systematic account.