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Comprehensively revised, the fourth edition of this widely-used text provides a global overview of the major topics within human geography, focusing on key geographical challenges facing the world in the early twenty-first century.

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The fourth edition of this widely used text provides a global overview of the major topics within human geography, including food security and population, geopolitics and territory, inequality and power, production, consumption, the global financial system and  governance. Substantial and comprehensively updated chapters ensure balanced treatment across the range of contemporary human geography. Focusing on key geographical challenges facing the world in the early twenty-first century, stimulating analysis provides a thorough examination of the diverse forces that shape economies and societies. Themes, issues and links are highlighted and emphasised to present a holistic view of what the editors describe as our ‘... interconnected, contradictory, complex, conflict-ridden and fantastically diverse planet.’ All chapters are written by specialists in the field and offer original, critical and engaging perspectives. Key features: Re- inforced social, economic, cultural and environmental coverage New chapters on Food Security and Global Governance Revised introductory chapter exploring the origins of human geography, what it is, and why it matters Continuing emphasis on critical coverage and currency with the latest controversies, debates and contested topics in human geography Coverage of other key phenomena in 21st century life - challenges arising froman increasingly urban world, population and resource pressures, and the significance of global governance regimes for the environment, the oceans, and the polar regions A Companion Website supports the text at www.pearsoned.co.uk/daniels, featuring practical study skills guidance, material on improving essay-writing, strategies for note-taking and revision, and planning exam answers.   An Introduction to Human Geography is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in geography and related disciplines in the social sciences. Peter Daniels and Denis Shaw are at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham. Mike Bradshaw is at the Department of Geography, University of Leicester.  James Sidaway is at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.


Author: Peter Daniels
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 600
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 28 Aug 2012

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