Description : In this book geography educators from around the globe discuss their research into the power of geographical thinking and consider successful strategies to implement, improve and advance geography education in research and practice. It addresses key topics in geography education, such as multicultural competence, the role of teachers, the geography curriculum, spatial thinking, geographic information systems, geocapabilities, and climate change. At a global level the contributors and editors bring together the most advanced collection of research and discussion surrounding issues in geography education. The book will be of interest to geography education researchers worldwide, including academics at university and teachers in schools, as well as professional geographers with an interest in education.
Description : IN QUESTO NUMERO: Sirpa Tani, Hannele Cantell, Markus Hilander, Powerful disciplinary knowledge and the status of geography in Finnish upper secondary schools: Teachers’ views on recent changes · Cristiano Pesaresi, Davide Pavia, Multiphase procedure for landscape reconstruction and their evolution analysis. GIS modelling for areas exposed to high volcanic risk · Guy Mercier, Esquisse d’une théorie humaniste du lieu · Giorgia Iovino, Urban regeneration strategies in waterfront areas. An interpretative framework · Donatella Privitera, Sandro Privitera, Laboratory as experiment in field learning: An application in a touristic city · THE LANGUAGE OF IMAGES (Edited by Elisa Bignante and Marco Maggioli) Cristiano Giorda, Giacomo Pettenati, Visual geographies and mountain psychogeographic drift. The geography workshops of the Childhood and Primary Teachers Education course of the University of Turin - MAPPING SOCIETIES (Edited by Edoardo Boria) Laura Lo Presti, Maps In/Out Of Place. Charting alternative ways of looking and experimenting with cartography and GIS - GEOGRAPHICAL NOTES AND (PRACTICAL) CONSIDERATIONS Bruno Ratti, Geographic Knowledge. Paradigm of Society 5.0 - TEACHINGS FROM THE PAST (Edited by Dino Gavinelli and Davide Papotti) M. Aurousseau, The Geographical Study of Population Groups with comments by Maristella Bergaglio, Re-reading The Geographical Study of Population Groups by M. Aurousseau
Description : This is the first in a five book series offering a comprehensive, broad-based course in human geography. Geographical Worlds sets out what it means to think geographically in a world that is changing in ways that bring to the fore questions of space, place and nature. Starting with thevariety of ways in which we represent the world - through maps, travel brochures or novels for example - the book draws attention to the disputed nature of geographical knowledge. It demonstrates how our understanding of the world reflects the unequal balance of power in society. The contributors goon to show how geographical thinking enables us to grasp the 'local' and the 'global', and the connections between the two. Cntral here is the fact that in this much-vaunted age of globalization, inequality is built into the very way that such connections are drawn. As a short introduction to thebuilding blocks of geographical thinking, this book will be essential reading for students in human geography. This is the introductory volume of a five-book series which offers a comprehensive, broad-based course in human geography. The building blocks of a 'geographical imagination' are presentedthrough some of the principal forces that are shaping the world as it approaches the twenty-first century. Each book develops different aspects of the geographical imagination, using a mixture of text and readings. The issues that are explored are at the forefront of global and economic change.In tracing the impact of shifts in cultural and political geography, they are used to teach what it is to think geographically.
Description : "A thorough and absorbing tour of the sub-discipline... An essential acquisition for any scholar or teacher interested in geographical perspectives on political process." - Sallie Marston, University of Arizona "This unique book is a true encyclopedia of political geography." - Vladimir Kolossov, Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Vice President of the IGU The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography provides a highly contextualised and systematic overview of the latest thinking and research in the field. Edited by key scholars, with international contributions from acknowledged authorities on the relevant research, the Handbook is divided into six sections: Scope and Development of Political Geography: the geography of knowledge, conceptualisations of power and scale. Geographies of the State: state theory, territory and central local relations, legal geographies, borders. Participation and representation: citizenship, electoral geography, media public space and social movements. Political Geographies of Difference: class, nationalism, gender, sexuality and culture. Geography Policy and Governance: regulation, welfare, urban space, and planning. Global Political Geographies: imperialism, post-colonialism, globalization, environmental politics, IR, war and migration. The SAGE Handbook of Political Geography is essential reading for upper level students and scholars with an interest in politics and space.
Description : A term with myriad associations, revolution is commonly understood in its intellectual, historical, and sociopolitical contexts. Until now, almost no attention has been paid to revolution and questions of geography. Geography and Revolution examines the ways that place and space matter in a variety of revolutionary situations. David N. Livingstone and Charles W. J. Withers assemble a set of essays that are themselves revolutionary in uncovering not only the geography of revolutions but the role of geography in revolutions. Here, scientific revolutions—Copernican, Newtonian, and Darwinian—ordinarily thought of as placeless, are revealed to be rooted in specific sites and spaces. Technical revolutions—the advent of print, time-keeping, and photography—emerge as inventions that transformed the world's order without homogenizing it. Political revolutions—in France, England, Germany, and the United States—are notable for their debates on the nature of political institutions and national identity. Gathering insight from geographers, historians, and historians of science, Geography and Revolution is an invitation to take the where as seriously as the who and the when in examining the nature, shape, and location of revolutions.
Description : To understand the power of Geographical Information Systems and Geographical Positioning Systems today, it is essential to understand their background and history, and the needs they were designed to answer .This is the first comprehensive history of GIS for both practitioners and students.From GPS systems that help you find your destination in a rented car, to satellite imaging for locating new petroleum reserves, GIS technology is changing the world. This book brings together for the first time the expert testimonies of the pioneers, key scientists and entrepreneurs who created the GIS field and made it what it is today. It covers both the raster and vector sides of GIS development. From remote sensing to PC-based systems; from Land Information Systems to defense applications, this is the definitive history of GIS.For all GIS and GPS professional practitioners, developers and students.
Description : "The editors of this genuinely brilliant book seem to dare the reader to argue with them from the first page... I would encourage everyone interested in cultural geography, or in the cultural turn within a whole set of human geogrphies, to do likewise." --ANNALS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS "A richly plural and impassioned re-presentation of cultural geography that eschews everything in the way of boundary drawing and fixity. A re-visioning of the field as "a set of engagements with the world," it contains a vibrant atlas of ever shifting possibilities. Throbbing with commitment, and un-disciplined in the most positive sense of that term, it is exactly what a handbook ought to be." --Professor Allan Pred Department of Geography, University of California at Berkeley Ten sections, with a detailed editorial introduction, the Handbook of Cultural Geography presents a comprehensive statement of the relation between the cultural imagination and the geographical imagination. Emphasising the intellectual diversity of the discipline, the Handbook is a textured overview that presents a state-of-the-art assessment of the key questions informing cultural geography, while also looking at resonances between cultural geography and other disciplines.
Description : This book provides a unique assessment of the development of research in geography education and its future prospects, offering a challenging critique of subject-based education research, with particular reference to geography education across a range of different jurisdictions. It covers a range of topics, including the changing role of research in geography education; the relationship between education research and professional practice, with special reference to geography education research; the place of academic subject knowledge in geography education research; critiques of the functions of research in geography education; and the key issues for education policy and policymakers concerning educational research at national and international levels. Importantly, in a period marked by radical change for education research and researchers, the book offers a timely appraisal of possible ways forward for geography education research. Addressing the needs of academics, research students, policymakers, and education practitioners who undertake, use or shape the future of research in geography education, it comprehensively explores the forces that have driven the development of geography education research and pedagogy. Further, by positioning its analysis in the context of education policy debates in the UK, and further afield, it assesses the role and function of research in education, and offers an outlook on its future. This book is essential reading for all those who wish to understand the sporadic and increasingly uncertain development of subject-based research in education
Description : This engaging and accessible introduction to geographic thought explores the major thinkers and key theoretical developments in the field of human geography. Covers the complete range of the development of theoretical knowledge of the field, from ancient geography to contemporary non-representational theory Presents theories in an accessible manner through the author's engaging writing style Examines the influence of Darwin and Marx, the emergence of anarchist geographies, the impact of feminism, and myriad other important bodies of thought Stresses the importance of geographic thought and its relevance to our understanding of what it is to be human, and to the people, places, and cultures of the world in which we live
Description : This text examines how contemporary global economic policies are made - by which institutions, under what ideologies, & how they are enforced. It shows that neoliberal economic policy is enforced by a few thousand unelected & unaccountable experts in the North & has failed to deliver tolerable living conditions for the poor.