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    Gary L. Gaile,Cort J. Willmott
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This latest volume is completely new and features a preface written by the eminent geographer, Gilbert White

This latest volume is completely new and features a preface written by the eminent geographer, Gilbert White. Скачать (pdf, . 3 Mb) Читать. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF.

An active learning project in an introductory graduate course used multidimensional scaling of the name index in Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century, by Gary Gaile and Cort Willmott, to reveal some features of the discipline's recent intellectual structure relevant to the relationship between human and physical geography. I argue that the ways in which geographers read the hyphen in the phrase nature-society reveals epistemological limits to their object of study.

Gary L. Gaile is at Professor of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder. I guess it's to be expected from a book called "Geography in America" that perspectives outside the American mainstream are missing. Cort J. Willmott is at Professor of Geography, University of Delaware. The book is fabulously comprehensive in a way that would benefit anyone whose interest in geography goes beyond the University core requirements.

As such, it is both a 'state of the discipline' assessment and a topical reference. This latest volume is completely new and features a preface written by the eminent geographer, Gilbert White.

As such, it is both a 'state of the discipline' assessment and a topical reference. While it focuses on work since 1990, it additionally includes related prior work and work by non-American geographers. Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century.

ISBN13:9780199295869. Gaile, Cort J. Willmott. Oxford University Press, UK, 2003 - 820 sayfa. This latest volume is completely new and features a Foreward written by the eminent geographer, Gilbert White. Geoffrey J. Martin, Choice

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Applied geography in North America, especially in the United States . G. L. Gaile and C. J. Willmott (ed.

Applied geography in North America, especially in the United States, experienced a resurgence during the last quarter of the 20th century. After being well established pre-1955, its visibility within academic geography declined after 1955, resulting in confusion over its purpose and practice. Applied geography was recognized within the formal literature of the discipline as a key dimension of the subject. Also, prior to 1955, applied geography had become institutionalized as worthwhile practice within the private and non-academic settings.

Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century surveys American geographers' current research in their specialty areas and tracks trends and innovations in the many subfields of geography. As such, it is both a 'state of the discipline' assessment and a topical reference. It includes an introduction by the editors and 47 chapters, each on a specific specialty. The authors of each chapter were chosen by their specialty group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). Based on a process of review and revision, the chapters in this volume have become truly representative of the recent scholarship of American geographers. While it focuses on work since 1990, it additionally includes related prior work and work by non-American geographers. The initial Geography in America was published in 1989 and has become a benchmark reference of American geographical research during the 1980s. This latest volume is completely new and features a preface written by the eminent geographer, Gilbert White.

JOGETIME
I guess it's to be expected from a book called "Geography in America" that perspectives outside the American mainstream are missing. The book is fabulously comprehensive in a way that would benefit anyone whose interest in geography goes beyond the University core requirements.

The editors sent out requests to prominent members of each Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers asking for an overview of work done in that specialty between approximately 1990 and 2000. Each specialty group was allowed a relative amount of space in the book based on the relative size of their group to the size of the AAG. Gary Gaile, one of the eds, likes such simple quantifications. Chapters were presented to other prominent members of the specialty groups and some were eliminated (like Biblical Geography) because they just were up to par.

The book itself is filled with many gems. Each chapter is reasonably well-written and provides the eager researcher with a good idea of what occured during the last decade of the millenium. Of course, each chapter is well-cited and provides a great bibliography of the highpoints of the decade should the reader want more.
Pedar
If you're currently studying or have studied geography, you'll probably zero in on the chapters that are of interest.
You may find some thin coverage. For example, the Geomorphology chapter failed to give a thorough account of American Geoarchaeology other then to mostly praise K. Butzer. The Medical Geography chapter completely missed the critical connection between Environmental Health Science and Physical/Cultural Geography as practiced in the USA. The few paragraphs covering Land use Planning and Env. Issues in the chapter on Applied Geography did not positively inspire or mention the numerous studies and resources available for the great number of geographers involved in or considering a career in urban and regional or environmental land planning (see my Amazon review of Marsh's book Landscape Planning).
However, taken in its totality the book is an inspiration for the American student of geography. I look forward to other Amazon reviews.
Cordanara
Gaile and Willmott present a good overview of the various sub-disciplines of geography in contemporary scholarship. Useful text for an aspiring geography professional.