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Geography - History and Concepts

Geography - History and Concepts

A Student's Guide

  • Author: Arild Holt-Jensen
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761961802
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 228
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Totally revised and updated, the Third Edition of this bestselling textbook is the definitive introduction to the history, philosophy and methodology of human geography. The book is organized into five sections: an historical overview of the discipline and an explanation of its organization; an examination of geography from Antiquity to the early modern period; an analysis of paradigm shifts and the quantitative revolution; discussions of postivism, empiricism, structuration theory, realism and postmodernism; and finally an introduction to core themes and concepts in current geographical thought including space, place and feminism.

Geography, History and Concepts

Geography, History and Concepts

A Student's Guide

  • Author: Arild Holt-Jensen
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Imports
  • ISBN: 9780389208075
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 186
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This unique introduction to the philosophy and methodology of geography explores complex ideas in an intelligible and accessible style. This new edition has been extensively revised and rewritten, to explain developments in geography in the 1980s. There is more extensive treatment of European contributions, a more detailed presentation of positivist and critical approaches within geography and new coverage of physical and landscape geography. Suitable for courses on the theory and practice of geography and as an introduction for non-geographers to the contemporary scope and methodology of the subject. Reviews of the first edition: Contents: What Is Geography?; The Foundation of Geography; Paradigms and Revolutions; Positivism and Its Critics; Geography, A Discipline of Synthesis; References; Author and Personality Index; Subject Index D

Geography

Geography

History and Concepts

  • Author: Arild Holt-Jensen
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412946492
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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This now standard student reference has been totally revised and updated. It remains the definitive introduction to the history, philosophy, and methodology of human geography. The book is organized into five sections: An historical overview of the discipline and an explanation of its organization; with more on the growth of spatial sciences, Geographical Information Systems, and ways of representing the world An examination of geography from Antiquity to the early modern period An analysis of paradigm shifts in geography, the philosophy of science, and the quantitative revolution; A critical discussion of positivism, empiricism, structuration theory, realism; as well as an introduction to core themes and concepts in current geographical thought including space, place, and post-modernism A review of global processes and local responses, from economic globalization to global environmental change

Teaching World History: A Resource Book

Teaching World History: A Resource Book

A Resource Book

  • Author: Heidi Roupp
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317458931
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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A resource book for teachers of world history at all levels. The text contains individual sections on art, gender, religion, philosophy, literature, trade and technology. Lesson plans, reading and multi-media recommendations and suggestions for classroom activities are also provided.

A Student's Introduction to Geographical Thought

A Student's Introduction to Geographical Thought

Theories, Philosophies, Methodologies

  • Author: Pauline Couper
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 147391132X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 280
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This ism-busting text is an enormously accessible account of the key philosophical and theoretical ideas that have informed geographical research. It makes abstract ideas explicit and clearly connects it with real practices of geographical research and knowledge. Written with flair and passion, A Student's Introduction to Geographical Thought: Explains the key ideas: scientific realism, anti-realism and idealism / positivism / critical rationalism / Marxism and critical realism/ social constructionism and feminism / phenomenology and post-phenomenology / postmodernism and post-structuralism / complexity / moral philosophy. Uses examples that address both physical geography and human geography. Use a familiar and real-world example - ‘the beach’ - as an entry point to basic questions of philosophy, returning to this to illustrate and to explain the links between philosophy, theory, and methodology. All chapters end with summaries and sources of further reading, a glossary explaining key terms, exercises with commentaries, and web resources of key articles from the journals Progress in Human Geography and Progress in Physical Geography. A Student's Introduction to Geographical Thought is a completely accessible student A-Z of theory and practice for both human and physical geography.

Wissenschaftlich arbeiten

Wissenschaftlich arbeiten

Ein Leitfaden für Studierende der Geographie

  • Author: Jussi Baade,Holger Gertel,Antje Schlottmann
  • Publisher: UTB
  • ISBN: 3825241912
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 240
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Wer heute studieren will, muss effizient sein und selbstständig arbeiten können. Dabei gilt es, sowohl inhaltlichen als auch formalen Anforderungen gerecht zu werden. Dieses Buch bietet eine umfassende, leicht verständliche Anleitung für das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten. Es thematisiert den Umgang mit Literatur, die Gestaltung von schriftlichen Arbeiten und verschiedene Präsentationstechniken. Mit Tipps, Anregungen, vielen Beispielen und weiterführenden Literaturangaben ist das Buch ein verlässlicher Begleiter für Studierende (nicht nur) der Geographie – vom ersten Referat bis zur Abschlussarbeit.

Continuum Guide to Geography Education

Continuum Guide to Geography Education

  • Author: Graham Butt
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 082644816X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 222
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A reference guide to geography education. Entries, arranged alphabetically, cover: government legislation and reports; famous geography educators; resources; research findings; movements, trends, debates and issues; organizations; and key concepts. An analytical index helps the reader to choose paths through the book, connecting entries.

Historical Geography

Historical Geography

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Historical geography
  • Page: N.A
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Wcsworld Regional Geography 11th Edition with Lecture Notes for Tarrant County College

Wcsworld Regional Geography 11th Edition with Lecture Notes for Tarrant County College

  • Author: Harm J De Blij
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780471728139
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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A Guide to Educational Research

A Guide to Educational Research

  • Author: Peter Gordon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136897429
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 424
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This account of development in educational research is intended as a guide to possible research areas, both fundamental and policy-related, for students in colleges and higher education institutions, and should also be of interest to those engaged in curriculum planning and administration.

Learning about our world and our past : using the tools and resources of geography and U.S. history : a report of the 1994 NAEP assessment

Learning about our world and our past : using the tools and resources of geography and U.S. history : a report of the 1994 NAEP assessment

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 1428927336
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  • Page: N.A
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The Historian's Toolbox

The Historian's Toolbox

A Student's Guide to the Theory and Craft of History

  • Author: Robert C Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317456432
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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Written in an engaging and entertaining style, this widely-used how-to guide introduces readers to the theory, craft, and methods of history and provides a series of tools to help them research and understand the past. Part I is a stimulating, philosophical introduction to the key elements of history--evidence, narrative, and judgment--that explores how the study and concepts of history have evolved over the centuries. Part II guides readers through the workshop of history. Unlocking the historian's toolbox, the chapters here describe the tricks of the trade, with concrete examples of how to do history. The tools include documents, primary and secondary sources, maps, arguments, bibliographies, chronologies, and many others. This section also covers professional ethics and controversial issues, such as plagiarism, historical hoaxes, and conspiracy theories. Part III addresses the relevance of the study of history in today's fast-paced world. The chapters here will resonate with a new generation of readers: on everyday history, oral history, material culture, public history, event analysis, and historical research on the Internet. This Part also includes two new chapters for this edition. "GIS and CSI" examines the use of geographic information systems and the science of forensics in discovering and seeing the patterns of the past. "Too Much Information" treats the issue of information overload, glut, fatigue, and anxiety, while giving the reader meaningful signals that can benefit the study and craft of history. A new epilogue for this edition argues for the persistence of history as a useful and critically important way to understand the world despite the information deluge.

History Beyond the Text

History Beyond the Text

A Student’s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources

  • Author: Sarah Barber,Corinna Peniston-Bird
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135688710
  • Category: History
  • Page: 210
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Historians are increasingly looking beyond the traditional, and turning to visual, oral, aural, and virtual sources to inform their work. The challenges these sources pose require new skills of interpretation and require historians to consider alternative theoretical and practical approaches. In order to help historians successfully move beyond traditional text, Sarah Barber and Corinna Peniston-Bird bring together chapters from historical specialists in the fields of fine art, photography, film, oral history, architecture, virtual sources, music, cartoons, landscape and material culture to explain why, when and how these less traditional sources can be used. Each chapter introduces the reader to the source, suggests the methodological and theoretical questions historians should keep in mind when using it, and provides case studies to illustrate best practice in analysis and interpretation. Pulling these disparate sources together, the introduction discusses the nature of historical sources and those factors which are unique to, and shared by, the sources covered throughout the book. Taking examples from around the globe, this collection of essays aims to inspire practitioners of history to expand their horizons, and incorporate a wide variety of primary sources in their work.

What is Geography?

What is Geography?

  • Author: Alastair Bonnett
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 184920649X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 168
  • View: 4230
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"I cannot imagine a better guide to the transition between school and undergraduate geography than this short, informative and confidently-argued book. Written without fuss but based on solid learning and clear thinking, it tackles head-on a question many professional academic geographers would rather avoid." - Alisdair Rogers, University of Oxford "A beautiful little book that helps to introduce the core concepts of geography and provides an ideal framework for relating other fields of knowledge and academia." - Stefan Zimmermann, University of Osnabruck What is Geography? Geography is a fundamental fascination with, and a crucial method for, understanding the way the world works. This text offers readers a short and highly accessible account of the ideas and concepts constituting geography. Drawing out the key themes that define the subject, What is Geography? demonstrates how and why these themes - like environment and geopolitics- are of fundamental importance. Including discussion of both the human and the natural realms, the text looks at key themes like environment, space, and place - as well as geography's methods and the history of the discipline. Introductory but not simplified, What is Geography? will provide students with the ability to understand the history and context of the subject without any prior knowledge. Designed as a key transitional text for students entering undergraduate courses, this book will be of interest to all readers interested in and intrigued by the "geographical imagination".

Key Concepts in Economic Geography

Key Concepts in Economic Geography

  • Author: Yuko Aoyama,James T Murphy,Susan Hanson
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446259825
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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"A comprehensive and highly readable review of the conceptual underpinnings of economic geography. Students and professional scholars alike will find it extremely useful both as a reference manual and as an authoritative guide to the numerous theoretical debates that characterize the field." - Allen J. Scott, University of California "Guides readers skilfully through the rapidly changing field of economic geography... The key concepts used to structure this narrative range from key actors and processes within global economic change to a discussion of newer areas of research including work on financialisation and consumption. The result is a highly readable synthesis of contemporary debates within economic geography that is also sensitive to the history of the sub-discipline." - Sarah Hall, University of Nottingham "The nice thing about this text is that it is concise but with depth in its coverage. A must have for any library, and a useful desk reference for any serious student of economic geography or political economy." - Adam Dixon, Bristol University Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Economic Geography provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in economic geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field. Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions and evolutions of the subject. Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including figures, diagrams and further reading. An ideal companion text for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students in economic geography, the book presents the key concepts in the discipline, demonstrating their historical roots and contemporary applications to fully understand the processes of economic change, regional growth and decline, globalization, and the changing locations of firms and industries. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, the book is an essential addition to any geography student's library.

Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction

Teaching Strategies: A Guide to Effective Instruction

  • Author: Donald Orlich,Robert Harder,Richard Callahan,Michael Trevisan,Abbie Brown
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0547212933
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 408
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TEACHING STRATEGIES: A GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION, 9th Edition, is an introductory core text known for its practical, applied help with commonly used classroom teaching strategies and tactics. Appropriate for both traditional and non-traditional education students, as well as those enrolled in site-based teacher education programs, the text focuses on topics such as lesson-planning, questioning, and small-group and cooperative-learning strategies. The book’s hallmark strength--solid coverage of teaching strategies and applications--continues in this new edition with even more teaching applications and an engaging feature that highlights real-life voices from the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Approaches to Human Geography

Approaches to Human Geography

  • Author: Stuart Aitken,Gill Valentine
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761942629
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 349
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Approaches to Human Geography is the essential student primer on theory and practice in Human Geography. It is a systematic review of the key ideas and debates informing post-war geography, explaining how those ideas work in practice. Avoiding jargon - while attentive to the rigor and complexity of the ideas that underlie geographic knowledge – the text is written for students who have not met philosophical or theoretical approaches before. This is a beginning guide to geographic research and practice.

Voyages in World History, Brief

Voyages in World History, Brief

  • Author: Valerie Hansen,Kenneth R. Curtis
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 130553770X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 832
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VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, BRIEF EDITION, masterfully uses the theme of movement−the journeys of peoples, ideas, and goods−to help students make sense of the huge range of people, places, and events throughout history. Each chapter is framed around the story of a person who traveled within the time period and region under discussion. Students can practice being critical readers by evaluating the traveler’s observations and attitudes. A primary source feature, “Movement of Ideas,” helps students develop the core skill of analyzing sources by allowing them to compare multiple explanations of significant ideas. This brief text meets the needs of instructors who want a lively narrative style without sacrificing the themes and pedagogy that make world history understandable to students; it is also ideal for instructors who want to supplement a text with many primary sources. Available in the following options: VOYAGES IN WORLD HISTORY, BRIEF EDITION, 2nd Edition (Chapters 1−32); Volume I: To 1600 (Chapters 1−16); Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 15−32). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Perkins Activity and Resource Guide - Chapter 4: Functional Academics

Perkins Activity and Resource Guide - Chapter 4: Functional Academics

  • Author: Mary Jane Clark
  • Publisher: Perkins School for the Blind
  • ISBN: 0988171341
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 67
  • View: 7598
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This chapter is designed to address the needs of individuals with visual and multiple disabilities who may not be able to follow all parts of a traditional academic curriculum. As educators, our primary goal should be to provide students with skills that will be of use throughout their lives. Skill acquisition often takes longer for students with multiple disabilities, and they are not always able to generalize them into other settings. For this reason it is important to identify skills that will help prepare students to lead the most independent lives possible and to provide many opportunities to practice them.