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A core text on the philosophy and theory of geography A module like philosophy/theory/history of geography is compulsory in most undergraduate degree programmes. Although the focus in these modules is usually on Human Geography, students of Physical Geography and Environmental Geography also have to take these modules. As well as providing an overview of the ideas The Foundations of Geographic Enquiry is written to be specifically accessible to – and used by – Human Geographers and Physical Geographers.

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Figure 6.1 The Lyd Valley, Devon, UK (Photograph by Tony Atkin)

Take a look at the photograph in Figure 6.1. You can probably pick out the stream meandering across the valley floor (centre foreground), although it is visible only as a line of shadows and vegetation changes. If you were asked to delineate the valley sides and the floodplain, you would probably be able to. You might also identify several small debris cones on the left side of the valley, covered by vegetation, but suggesting there has been ...

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