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The Penguin dictionary of geography
Clark, Audrey N.
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Third edition.
Publication Information:
London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
ix, 467 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
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G63 .C562 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Reference material
G63 .C562 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Widely acclaimed for many years as the standard popular work on the subject, The Penguin Dictionary of Geography has been expanded and revised for the third edition to take account of the many developments and new thinking in this fast-changing subject. It gives clear, concise definitions of key concepts in physical and human geography, and is an invaluable source of information and interpretation for students and professionals alike. Explains terms used in human geography , from sociology to psychology, population studies to economics Covers terms connected with all aspects of the natural environment, from geology to ecology, climatology and hydrology to soil science Includes discussions of recent developments in feminist geography, sustainability, uneven development and globalisation Ranges from core vocabulary to specialist terms and concepts.

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Choice Review

The third edition of a respected title continues as a solid choice for library reference and circulating collections as well as personal libraries. Only 13 additional pages have been added in this edition, but it continues to reflect ongoing needs of students and scholars trying to define, understand, and use appropriately terms that inform the lingua franca of today's geography, demography, and spatial analysis. Definitions vary from crisp, concise entries to significant statements with appropriate examples. Global in context and containing the most frequently used terms that supply evidence of geography's impact in all disciplines--sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and humanities and arts--the dictionary supplies illustrative examples to show usage and multidisciplinarity. For all libraries that lack the second edition (CH, Sep'99), and valuable for the study of geography and related subjects. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and higher. J. Gelfand University of California, Irvine