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This market-leading book introduces college students to the breadth and spatial insights of the field of geography. The authors' approach allows the major research traditions of geography to dictate the principal themes. Chapter 1 introduces students to the four organizing traditions that have emerged through the long history of geographical thought and writing: earth science, culture-environment, location, and area analysis. Each of the four parts of this book centers on one of these geographic perspectives.
Table of Contents
|The Earth Science Tradition|
|Physical Geography: Landforms|
|Physical Geography: Weather and Climate|
|The Geography of Natural Resources|
|The Culture-Environment Tradition|
|The Location Tradition|
|An Urban World|
|Human Impact on the Environment|
|The Area Analysis Tradition|
|The Regional Concept|
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