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Edited by Dr Rob Kitchen, Director of the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) at the National University of Ireland, the Key Concepts in Human Geography series is an innovative set of companion texts for undergraduate students of the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, they provide a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in their field. All books in the series are authored by internationally recognized academics and include an introductory chapter and extensive pedagogic features in the form of a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading. Morrissey et al have produced a detailed yet expansive guide to an area in which students have been poorly served in the past. Key Concepts in Historical Geography brings alive the human geographies of the past, and demonstrates their relevancy for understanding key aspects of the contemporary world. This new and innovative includes entries on: Colonial and Postcolonial geographies Globalization Space Power Intended Audience: Key Concepts in Historical Geography is an excellent text for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students of Historical Geography.

Geographies of Urban Morphology
Geographies of urban morphology
Yvonne Whelan
Introduction

The study of human settlement, urbanization and the development of cityscapes is, rather like settlement itself, a sprawling topic, that ranges over a vast geographical and conceptual terrain. As a physical reflection of the social organization of space, human settlements have long fascinated geographers, along with scholars in allied fields, like archaeology and history, who have explored the origins of particular forms of settlement through time and across space. Take a city like Dublin, for example, with a settlement history that stretches back to an ancient Gaelic site on the banks of the River Liffey. Geographers have traced the successive waves of human settlement that have shaped this city, focusing attention on the formative role of ...

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