1st Edition

Applied Geography Principles and Practice

Edited By Michael Pacione Copyright 1999
    660 Pages
    by Routledge

    660 Pages
    by Routledge

    Applied Geography offers an invaluable introduction to useful research in physical, environmental and human geography and provides a new focus and reference point for investigating and understanding problem-orientated research. Forty-nine leading experts in the field introduce and explore research which crosses the traditional boundary between physical and human geography. A wide range of key issues and contemporary debates are within the books main sections, which cover:
    natural and environmental hazards
    environmental change and management
    challenges of the human environment
    techniques of spatial analysis
    Applied geography is the application of geographic knowledge and skills to identify the nature and causes of social, economic and environmental problems and inform policies which lead to their resolution.

    List of plates, List of figures, List of boxes, List of tables, List of contributors, Preface, Acknowledgements, Introduction, 1. In pursuit of useful knowledge: the principles and practice of applied geography, Part I. Natural and environmental hazards, 2. Global warming, 3. Acid precipitation, 4. Extreme weather events, 5. Earthquakes and vulcanism, 6. Landslides, 7. Floods, 8. Coastal erosion, 9. Physical problems of the urban environment, Part II. Environmental change and management, 10. Water supply and management, 11. Water quality and pollution, 12. Irrigation, 13. Desertification, 14. Deforestation, 15. Maintaining biodiversity, 16. Landscape evaluation, 17. Environmental impact assessment, 18. Countryside recreation management, 19. The de-intensification of European agriculture, 20. Wetlands conservation, 21. Land-use conflict at the urban fringe, 22. Derelict and vacant land, 23. Sustainable tourism, 24. Townscape conservation, Part III. Challenges of the human environment 345, 25. Urbanisation and counterurbanisation, 26. Boundary disputes, 27. Political spaces and representation within the state, 28. Housing problems in the developed world, 29. The geography of poverty and deprivation, 30. Segregation and discrimination, 31. Socio-spatial variations in health, 32. Crime and fear of crime, 33. Retail location analysis, 34. Urban transport and traffic problems, 35. Rural accessibility and transport, 36. City marketing as a planning tool, 37. Low-income shelter in the third world city, 38. Informal sector activity in the third world city, 39. HIV/AIDS, poverty, exclusion and the third world, Part IV. Techniques of spatial analysis, 40. GIS, remote sensing and the problem of environmental change, 41. Cartography: from traditional to electronic and beyond, 42. Geodemographics, marketing and retail location, 43. Global positioning systems as a practical fieldwork tool: applications in mountain environments, 44. Computer simulation and modelling of urban structure and development, Place index, Subject index


    The editor of this volume, Michael Pacione, is Professor of Geography at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK