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The Student's Companion to Geography By Alisdair Rogers

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A comprehensive guide to geography, written for students in all types of institutions throughout the English-speaking world. Coverage includes personal views of the subject, methods and techniques used, key areas in geography, leading geographers and options open to graduates.

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The Student's Companion to Geography by Alisdair Rogers

This comprehensive and up-to-date guide is in six parts, and contains contributions from fifty leading geographers from Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.The first part of the book includes a number of expert views of the subject, explaining why geography is worth studying today. Part II provides a review of a number of key areas in human and physical geography which outlines contemporary debates and future research issues. Part III is a guide to the methods and techniques of geography. It includes helpful information on how to conduct undergraduate research, covering such topics as remote sensing, laboratory and archive work, questionnaire surveys and interviewing. Part IV includes a bibliographical directory of leading geographers, a guide to reading geography and a summary of the major themes and debates which cut across the field. There is also a directory of geographical information and data sources, including libraries, sensors and on-line systems: the authors offer advice on career s and how to apply for postgraduate research in different countries. It is the essential guide and companion for all students or prospective students of geography.

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"The Student's Companion to Geography is a triumph. Anyone who has an interest in the subject should get their hands on a copy. Whether you want a quick introduction to hydrology or an understanding of modern economic geography, this book will stand you in good stead." Geographical Magazine "Geography in the UK is doing rather well at the moment. The key to this is the strength of geography in schools and the increased demand for university places by well-qualified sixth-formers. This book is an excellent attempt at nurturing this demand while providing the type of information that will be of value to a geography student throughout their undergraduate career. The editors can be proud of their achievement." Times Higher Education Supplement "An up-to-date guide to the discipline, written for geography students in all types of institutions. Illustrated and referenced throughout, this is an invaluable source-book for anyone studying or planning to study geography." Human Geography and Geobase "Clearly written throughout, offers answers to many of the questions that undergraduates would ask, is well referenced, well illustrated and, above all, conveys the diversity of geography and the enthusiasm of its practitioners. All that is expected of a student's guide. The concept of a student's companion is desirable. I would thoroughly recommend this book to undergraduate geographers." Area "This volume should be judged not as a text but as a survival handbook. I would advise anybody considering studying geography in higher education to read it." Geography "Contains much that will appeal to beginning students, advanced students, and to the faculty teaching those students. The book is rich in potential as a work to be consulted over and over - not to be read once and put away." Professional Geographer

About Alisdair Rogers

Alisdair Rogers is a Lecturer at the School of Geography, and a Fellow of Kebel College and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Heather Viles is a Lecturer at the School og Geography Oxford and a Fellow of St Catherine's College. Andrew Goudie is Professor of Geography and Head of Department at the University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Contributors. Part I: Introductory Essays: Part II: What is Geography? Past, Present and Future: Part III: How To Study Geography: Part IV: What's What and Who's Who in Geography? : Part V: A Geographical Directory: Part VI: What Next? : Index.

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The Student's Companion to Geography by Alisdair Rogers
Alisdair Rogers
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