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Paul L. Knox received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Sheffield, England. After teaching in the United Kingdom for several years, he moved to the United States to take a position as professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech. His teaching centers on urban and regional development, with an emphasis on comparative study. He has written several books on aspects of economic geography, social geography, and urbanization. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and is co-editor on a series of books on world cities. In 1996 he was appointed to the position of University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where he currently serves as Senior Fellow for International Advancement and International Director of the Metropolitan Institute.
Diana M. Liverman received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles, and also studied at the University of Toronto, Canada, and University College London, England. Born in Accra, Ghana, she is currently the director of Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute, where she also holds Oxford University's first established Chair of Environmental Science in the School of Geography. Prior to this, she taught geography at the University of Arizona, Penn State, and the University of Wisconsin. Her teaching focuses on global environmental issues and on Latin America. She has served on several national and international advisory committees dealing with environmental issues and climate change and has written recent journal articles and book chapters on such topics as natural disasters, climate change, and environmental policy.
Table of Contents
|The Changing Global Context|
|Geographies of Population|
|Nature and Society|
|Interpreting Places and Landscapes|
|The Geography of Economic Development|
|Agriculture and Food Production|
|The Politics of Territory and Space|
|CitySpaces: Urban Structure|
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