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Human Geography: The Basics

1st Edition

By Andrew Jones


224 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Human Geography: The Basics is a concise introduction to the study of the role that humankind plays in shaping the world around us. Whether it’s environmental concerns, the cities we live in or the globalization of the economy, these are issues which affect us all. This book introduces these topics and more including:

  • global environment issues and development
  • cities, firms and regions
  • migration, immigration and asylum
  • landscape, culture and identity
  • travel, mobility and tourism
  • agriculture and food.

Featuring an overview of theory, end of chapter summaries, case study boxes, further reading lists and a glossary, this book is the ideal introduction for anybody new to the study of human geography.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Globalization, Environment and Development 2. States, Nations and Culture 3. Cities, Regions and Industries 4. People, Work and Mobility 5. Bodies, Practices and Identities

About the Author

Professor Andrew Jones is Head of the School of Geography, Environment and Development Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. Previous publications include Dictionary of Globalization and Globalization: Key Thinkers.

About the Series

The Basics

The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.

Intended for students approaching a subject for the first time, the books both introduce the essentials of a subject and provide an ideal springboard for further study. With over 50 titles spanning subjects from Artificial Intelligence to Women’s Studies, The Basics are an ideal starting point for students seeking to understand a subject area.

Each text comes with recommendations for further study and gradually introduces the complexities and nuances within a subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography