- Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
- Publication Year: 2005 |
- Online Publication Date: April 03, 2013 |
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446262856 |
- Print ISBN: 9781412907873 |
- Online ISBN: 9781446262856 |
- Series: Fundamentals of Geography |
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- Subject: Physical Geography (general)
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This four-volume set begins by examining the knowledge of physical geography: from the quantitative revolution to current state of mathematical models. The principal environment spheres – for example, the biosphere – are examined to show the greater concern with environmental dynamics now central to the discipline. This work includes studies of environmental change, looking at short term as well as longer term change, and evaluating aspects of global change. Volume IV focuses on the total physical environment, examining human activity and human impact; environmental hazards; and applied physical geography.
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[Page XIX]Editor's Introduction
In approaching physical geography we need to think about when it began, how it has evolved, with what is it concerned now, and where it is going, considering what has changed since physical geography began to be studied, what has influenced it in the past, now and what will do so in future, how it is studied now, and what information and techniques are available for it to employ. These are just some of the questions that we should be able to answer, but since the available literature now has a doubling rate at least every 15 years, it is very difficult for students of today to cope with all the material available. But it is also much more exciting because as ...