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Encyclopedia of Geography (2010) (SAGE)

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  • Coverage Dates: 2010

The Encyclopedia of Geography strategically reflects the enormous diversity of the discipline, the multiple meanings of space itself, and the diverse views of geographers, basically, the diversity of geographical knowledge.

Key Features of this resources include a concise historical sketch of geography's long history, including human geography, physical geography, and GIS. It includes succinct summaries of trends such as globalization, environmental destruction, new geospatial technologies, and cyberspace, a decomposition of geography into the six broad subject areas: physical geography; human geography; nature and society; methods, models, and GIS; history of geography; and geographer biographies, geographic organizations, and important social movements, hundreds of color illustrations and images that lend depth and realism to the text as well as including a special map section.

The Key Themes are: Physical Geography; Human Geography; Nature and Society; Methods, Models, and GIS; People, Organizations, and Movements; and the History of Geography.

The encyclopedia encapsulates an enormous diversity of topics in all subdisciplines. Cross-references at the end of each entry and suggestions for further readings unite the innumerable connections. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, many entries are accompanied by art and graphics. Also included is an atlas with maps, found in the last volume.

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