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Behavioral Problems in Geography Revisited

Behavioral Problems in Geography Revisited

1st Edition

Kevin R Cox, Reginald Golledge
November 28, 2017

This collection of papers, originally published in 1981, reviews and evaluates past and possible future advances in a field of central importance to human geography: behavioral geography. The book includes critical studies which show how the approach has contributed substantially to work within...

The Geography of Health Services in Britain.

The Geography of Health Services in Britain.

1st Edition

Robin Haynes
November 28, 2017

This book is about geographical variation in the organisation, provision and use of health services in Britain. Its main theme is that neither the quantity nor the quality of health care provided by the National Health Service (NHS) is uniform from place to place. Chapters discuss and evaluate:...

Institutions and Geographical Patterns

Institutions and Geographical Patterns

1st Edition

Robin Flowerdew
November 28, 2017

An increasing amount of work in many aspects of human geography is concerned with the effects caused by different types of institutions. Included in this book, originally published in 1982, is material from Britain, Ameican and Europe and it is shown that differences in institutional powers in...

The Geography of Western Europe: A Socio-Economic Study

The Geography of Western Europe: A Socio-Economic Study

1st Edition

Paul L Knox
November 28, 2017

This book provides a comprehensive survey of the social geography of Western Europe. It begins by outlining the character of the region nad proceeds with an exploration of demographic and cultural features, including migration and ethnic groups. The political organisation of nations and regions are...

The Geography of Sea Transport

The Geography of Sea Transport

1st Edition

Alastair Couper
November 28, 2017

This book, originally published in 1972, discusses the impact of technological change in sea transport on trade links, shipping routes and economic activities. A brief historical perspective illustrates the vital role of the sea transport in the ancient and medieval worlds and the influence of...

Geography and Political Power: The Geography of Nations and States

Geography and Political Power: The Geography of Nations and States

1st Edition

Peter M. Slowe
November 28, 2017

Focusing on the relationship between geography and power, this book, originally published in 1990, isolates five sources of political power – might, right, nationhood, legality and legitimacy – and demonstrtes the centrality of geography to the argument of each case. The author stresses the...

The Geography of United States Poverty: Patterns of Deprivation, 1980-1990

The Geography of United States Poverty: Patterns of Deprivation, 1980-1990

1st Edition

Wendy Shaw
November 28, 2017

Until this book was originally published in 1996 there had been little detailed research concerning the geographic location of the poor in America. The book examines the spatial distribution of the poor within the US and discusses the general characteristics of the poverty population. It explores...

Pluralism and Political Geography: People, Territory and State

Pluralism and Political Geography: People, Territory and State

1st Edition

Nurit Kliot, Stanley Waterman
November 28, 2017

In this comprehensive study, problems of racial and religious division are examines in places as diverse as Northern Ireland and the West Bank. Territorial and spatial expression, intergovernmental relationships in federal states, alliance blocs within the United Nations and American foreign policy...

The Geographer at Work

The Geographer at Work

1st Edition

Peter Gould
November 28, 2017

This book charts the developments in the discipline of geography from the 1950s to the 1980s, examining how geography now connects with urban, regional and national planning, and impacts on areas such as medicine, transport, agricultural development and electoral reform. The book also discusses how...

The Politics of Location: An Introduction

The Politics of Location: An Introduction

1st Edition

Andrew Kirby
November 28, 2017

This book, originally published in 1982, begins with an examination of space, and its role in the process of public provision and collective consumption. Variations in provision are linked to the Weberian notion of social status and political struggles over consumption and externality issues....

The Geography of Defence

The Geography of Defence

1st Edition

Michael Bateman, Raymond Riley
November 28, 2017

Defence against military attack has had a considerable geographical impact. Urban morphology frequently owes more to the defence function than to any other, whilst local, regional and national economies are often intricately dependent on defence expenditure. It is also clear that the social...

Geography, The Media and Popular Culture

Geography, The Media and Popular Culture

1st Edition

Jacquelin Burgess, John R Gold
November 28, 2017

In this book, originally published in 1985, British and North American geographers present original and challenging viewpoints on the media. The essays deal with a diverse content, ranging from the presentation of news to the nature of television programming and from rock music lyrics to film...

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