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The Dictionary of Human Geography [Kindle Edition]

Derek Gregory , Ron Johnston , Geraldine Pratt , Michael Watts , Sarah Whatmore
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

With clear, critical, and constructive surveys of key terms by leading researchers in the field, The Dictionary of Human Geography, fifth edition, remains the definitive guide to the concepts and debates in human geography.
  • Comprehensively revised new edition of a highly successful text with over 300 key terms appearing for the first time

  • Situates Human Geography within the humanities, social sciences and sciences as a whole

  • Written by leading experts in the field

  • Major entries not only describe the development of concepts, contributions and debates in Human Geography but also advance them

  • Features a new consolidated bibliography along with a detailed index and systematic cross-referencing of headwords



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Review

"This consolidated bibliography is new to this edition; it saves space by avoiding repetition of titles and also provides a useful resource in its own right". (Reference Reviews, 2010)

"Even better than before, the Dictionary is an essential tool for all human geographers and over the years has provided an invaluable guide to the changing boundaries and content of the discipline. No–one can afford to be without this fifth edition."
Linda McDowell, University of Oxford

"From explanations of core concepts and central debates to lucid discussions of the theories driving contemporary research, this is the best conceptual map to the creative and critical thinking that characterizes contemporary Human Geography. The fifth edition belongs on the bookshelf of all serious students."
Gerard Toal, Virginia Tech

"With an exceptional balance between breadth and depth, this is undoubtedly a timely and ground–breaking revision of the Dictionary. An outstanding accomplishment of the editors and contributors, and a comprehensive and essential reference for any student or scholar interested in human geography."
Mei–Po Kwan, Ohio State University

"I can’t imagine life without it. Definitive, detailed yet accessible: there’s still no single–volume reference work in the field to rival it."
Noel Castree, University of Manchester

Reviews of Previous Editions:

"The definitions are of a particularly high standard." (Geography)

"The Dictionary is the best compendium of human geography of today. It is a book to which I shall turn again and again, and can only recommend my colleagues to do likewise." (Tijdschrift voor Econ. en Soc. Geografie)

"An invaluable student guide." (Endeavour)

"As a student′s companion it could hardly be bettered." (Times Educational Supplement)

"Very highly recommended." (American Library Association)

"The best single–volume reference to the field of human geography. In paper, it is quite a bargain and clearly a necessary addition to the bookshelves of students and professionals alike." (Environmental Planning)

"The Dictionary remains the best single–volume reference to the field of human geography. In paper, it is quite a bargain and clearly a necessary addition to the bookshelves of students and professionals alike." (Geography)

"This is easily the best dictionary of human geography in print." (Progress in Human Geography)

"This dictionary is an essential companion for anyone studying human geography and it is a bargain. Buy it immediately!" (Reference Reviews)

"I could quite happily spend hours reading the Dictionary of Human Geography ... It is, quite simply, an integral part of my being a geographer, and has been since my earliest undergraduate days." (John H. McKendrick, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scottish Geographical Journal)

Review

"Even better than before, the Dictionary is an essential tool for all human geographers and over the years has provided an invaluable guide to the changing boundaries and content of the discipline. No–one can afford to be without this fifth edition."
Linda McDowell, University of Oxford

"From explanations of core concepts and central debates to lucid discussions of the theories driving contemporary research, this is the best conceptual map to the creative and critical thinking that characterizes contemporary Human Geography. The fifth edition belongs on the bookshelf of all serious students."
Gerard Toal, Virginia Tech

"With an exceptional balance between breadth and depth, this is undoubtedly a timely and ground–breaking revision of the Dictionary. An outstanding accomplishment of the editors and contributors, and a comprehensive and essential reference for any student or scholar interested in human geography."
Mei–Po Kwan, Ohio State University

"I can t imagine life without it. Definitive, detailed yet accessible: there s still no single–volume reference work in the field to rival it."
Noel Castree, University of Manchester

"Every field has its bible if human geography students were to buy only one book during their time at university, they would be well advised to make it this one. The Dictionary of Human Geography remains unrivalled in the breadth of its coverage, combining weighty discussions of all key aspects of the discipline with pithier notes on more specialized areas."
Times Higher Education


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5525 KB
  • Print Length: 1072 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 5 edition (23 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005UNVGT6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #540,934 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bargin 27 Oct. 2011
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Despite not being on my course's recommended reading list this book is a must have for any human geography student. The book is well laid out, easy to understand and use. I have yet to have and essay or lecture where i havent found a use for it. For the price i paid i expected the book to be far smaller but it is wonderfully comprehensive. Bar-to-the-gain my fellow geographers!
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The absolute must for any human geography student - or any global studies student for that matter. If you want detailed and well written explanations about even the most obscure humanities terms - this is the first port of call. Very useful further reading and related topics discussion with each entry. Very quote-able. Was an expensive purchase for me but has become very valuable to me not only in my studies but just for general reference also. Writing this review in 2015 so there may be a new edition out.......
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 12 Jan. 2011
By emma
Format:Paperback
This book was recommended by a tutor for my BA degree. Its amazing, not only does it give basic definitions/ information, there are suggested readings at the end of most sections. Its quick and easy to find other literature on a chosen subject, I couldn't do without it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading 10 Jun. 2016
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Very useful for university. It should be on all human geography student's reading lists. The dictionary not only explains the content thoroughly, but also gives context, relates to other schools of thought/theories, and links well to the other literature.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good and Bad 22 Jan. 2012
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I bought this book as part of the recommended reading listed for my undergraduate geography course and it has been extremely helpful. It's the only book I've lifted more than once to help in my understanding while writing an essay or revising for exams and although it doesn't exactly put definitions in simple terms, it does give a lot of information. If this particular book is listed at all in any of your recommended reading lists, I would definitely recommend buying it. It always comes in handy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I could live inside this book 27 Jan. 2015
By Jped
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Excellent, surprisingly in-depth articles on key concepts in the field. Reviews terms clearly, gives overview and history of how they are used in context of Human Geography, with related issues and critical debates, and recommended further reading. An incredibly well-tailored resource for Human Geographers
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