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The Challenge for Geography. A Changing World; A Changing Discipline. Institute of British Geographers Special Publication

  • ID: 2248539
  • Book
  • December 1992
  • Region: Global, United Kingdom
  • 264 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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At the heart of this important study of contemporary geography lies a deceptively simple question: how should geographers respond to a world which is changing fast – perhaps faster than ever before?

The Challenge for Geography addresses this question directly, bringing together ten prominent geographers to examine both changes in the contemporary world and transformations within the discipline of geography.

Two substantial introductory chapters by Ron Johnston set the agenda for each of the book′s main sections, "A Changing World" and "A Changing Discipline". Part One features Peter Dicken on the changing global economy, Susan J. Smith on social landscapes, Graham Smith on geopolitics, Ian Simmons on human societies and environmental change, Andrew Goudie on land transformation, and Martin Parry on climate change. In Part Two, Peter Taylor, Peter Jackson and Ron Abler examine the implications of these changes in the world for the discipline of geography.

This book will be welcomed by anyone concerned with the past, present and future of geography.

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A Changing World: A Changing Discipline?: An Introduction: R. J. Johnston.

Part I: A Changing World:.

1. A Changing World: Introducing the Challenge: R. J. Johnston.

2. The Changing Organization of the Global Economy: Peter Dicken.

3. Social Landscapes: Continuity and Change: Susan J. Smith.

4. Ends, Geopolitics and Transitions: Graham Smith.

5. Human Societies and Environmental Change: The Long View: I. G. Simmons.

6. Land Transformation: A. S. Goudie.

7. Geographers and the Impact of Climate Change: Martin Parry.

Part II: A Changing Discipline:.

8. Meet the Challenge: Make the Change: R. J. Johnston.

9. Full Circle, or New Meaning for the Global: Peter J. Taylor.

10. Changing Ourselves: A Geography of Position: Peter Jackson.

11. Desiderata for Geography: An Institutional View from the United States: Ronald F. Abler.


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R. J. Johnston
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