Featured Geography Books
Call Number: GB54.5 .C47 2010 SCH
A condensed, streamlined companion text to the publisher's "Geosystems--An Introduction to Physical Geography", for general education courses and non-major science students, taking a systems approach. After an overview of foundations of physical geography and tools used in the field, Part I covers the origin of the Solar System and broad global patterns and Part II presents material on hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, and climate. Part II discusses the Earth's crust, and Part IV examines soils, plants, animals, major terrestrial biomes, and stewardship. Includes color photos, diagrams, and maps, key concepts and terms, a glossary, and boxes on environmental issues and new applications in geography.
Population geography : tools and issues
Call Number: HB1951 .N47 2010 SCH
This compact and accessible core text offers a comprehensive, issue-oriented introduction to population geography. Providing a set of functional tools and techniques for studying population geography, K. Bruce Newbold also explores real-world issues such as HIV/AIDS, international migration, fertility, mortality, resource scarcity, and conflict. Every chapter includes both methods and focus sections to provide a more in-depth discussion of the ideas and concepts presented in the text. Newbold highlights the geographical perspective_with its ability to provide powerful insights and bridge disparate issues_by emphasizing the role of space and place, location, regional differences, and diffusion. Arguing that an understanding of population is essential to prepare for the future, this cogent text will provide upper-division undergraduates with a thorough grasp of the fundamentals of the field.
Urban social geography : an introduction
Call Number: HT151 .K57 2010 AUD
The 6th edition of this highly respected text builds upon the successful structure, engaging writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Examining urban social geography from a theoretical and historical perspective, it also explores how it has developed into the modern day. Taking account of recent critical work, whilst simultaneously presenting well established approaches to the subject, it ensures students are well-informed about all the issues. The result is a topical book that is clear and accessible for students.