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An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography. Local Dynamics and Global Processes. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5227490
  • Book
  • August 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 416 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

This introductory level text explores various theoretical approaches to human-environment geography, demonstrating how local dynamics and global processes influence how we interact with our environments.

  • Introduces students to fundamental concepts in environmental geography and science
  • Explores the core theoretical traditions within the field, along with major thematic issues such as population, food and agriculture, and water resources
  • Offers an engaging and unique view of the spatial relationships between humans and their environment across geographical locations around the world
  • Includes a variety of real-world policy questions and emphasizes geography’s strong tradition of field work by featuring prominent nature-society geographers in guest field notes
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Notes on the Authors ix

Preface and Acknowledgments xi

Part I: Fundamentals of Human–Environment Geography 1

1 Introduction: A Geographic Perspective on Human–Environment Interactions 3

2 The Politics of Nature 31

3 The Biophysical Environment 47

Part II: Contemporary Perspectives in Human–Environment Geography 87

4 Cultural and Political Ecology: Local Human–Environment Interactions in a Global Context 89

5 Environmental History 111

6 Hazards Geography and Human Vulnerability 137

7 Environmental Justice: The Uneven Distribution of People,

Pollution, and Environmental Opportunity 157

Part III: Thematic Issues in Human–Environment Geography 189

8 Climate, Atmosphere, and Energy 191

9 The Population–Consumption–Technology Nexus 227

10 Agriculture and Food Systems 255

11 Biodiversity, Conservation, and Protected Areas 285

12 Water Resources and Fishing Livelihoods 309

Part IV: Bridging Theory and Practice 341

13 Geographic Research 343

14 Conclusion: Making a Difference 375

Index 389

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Eric Perramond Colorado College, USA.

William G. Moseley Macalester College, USA.

Holly M. Hapke East Carolina University, USA.

Paul Laris California State University at Long Beach, USA.
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