Development Studies: Collections

Geography Textbooks New and Key Titles

This online collection contains key textbooks from new and established authors in the areas of Human Geography and Physical Geography along with Development Studies, Urban Studies, Environmental Studies, and Tourism. Including a wide range of textbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, you will find whatever you need to teach courses on a variety of subjects, and challenge your students along the way.

Introductory Urban Studies

  • Urban Geography

    5th Edition

    By Tim Hall, Tim Hall, Tim Hall, Heather Barrett

    This revised fifth edition not only examines the new geographical patterns forming within and between cities, but also investigates the way geographers have sought to make sense of this urban transformation. It is structured into three sections: 'contexts', 'themes' and 'issues' that move students…

    Paperback – 2017-11-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Human Geography Series

  • Digital and Smart Cities

    1st Edition

    By Katharine S. Willis, Alessandro Aurigi

    Digital and Smart Cities presents an overview of how technologies shape our cities. There is a growing awareness in the fields of design and architecture of the need to address the way that technology affects the urban condition. This book aims to give an informative and definitive overview of the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

  • City

    2nd Edition

    By Phil Hubbard

    City provides an accessible yet critical introduction to one of the key ideas in human geography. While most of the world’s population now lives in cities, the definition and theoretical specification of the city nonetheless remains elusive. In this extensively updated second edition, Phil Hubbard…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Key Ideas in Geography

  • Urban Theory

    New critical perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Jayne, Kevin Ward

    Urban Theory: New Critical Perspectives provides an introduction to innovative critical contributions to the field of urban studies. Chapters offer easily accessible and digestible reviews, and as a reference text Urban Theory is a comprehensive and integrated primer which covers topics necessary…

    Paperback – 2016-10-05
    Routledge

  • The City Reader

    6th Edition

    Edited by Richard T. LeGates, Frederic Stout

    The sixth edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city to provide the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies and Planning old and new. The City Reader is the anchor volume in the Routledge Urban…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Urban Reader Series

  • Urban Theory and the Urban Experience

    Encountering the City, 2nd Edition

    By Simon Parker

    Urban Theory and the Urban Experience brings together classic and contemporary approaches to urban research in order to reveal the intellectual origins of urban studies and the often unacknowledged debt that empirical and theoretical perspectives on the city owe one another. From the foundations…

    Paperback – 2015-04-20
    Routledge

  • The Urban Sociology Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Jan Lin, Christopher Mele

    The urban world is an exciting terrain for investigating the central institutions, structures and problems of the social world and how they have transformed through the last 200 years. This Reader comprises sections on urban social theory, racial and social difference in the city, culture in…

    Paperback – 2012-08-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Urban Reader Series

  • The City: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Kevin Archer

    The City: The Basics provides a brief yet compelling overview of the study of cities and city life. The book draws on a range of perspectives – economic, political, cultural, and environmental aspects are all considered – to provide a broad comparison of the evolution of cities in the rich Global…

    Paperback – 2012-08-16
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Urban Social Geography

    An Introduction, 6th Edition

    By Paul Knox, Steven Pinch

    The 6th edition of this highly respected text builds upon the successful structure, engaging writing style and clear presentation of previous editions. Examining urban social geography from a theoretical and historical perspective, it also explores how it has developed into the modern day. Taking…

    Paperback – 2009-11-26
    Routledge

  • Urban Geography

    A Global Perspective, 3rd Edition

    By Michael Pacione

    Today, for the first time in the history of Humankind urban dwellers outnumber rural residents. Urban places, towns and cities, are of fundamental importance – for the distribution of population within countries; in the organization of economic production, distribution and exchange; in the…

    Paperback – 2009-03-19
    Routledge