Applied Geography: Principles and Practice : an Introduction to Useful Research in Physical, Environmental and Human Geography

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Michael Pacione
Psychology Press, 1999 - 632 pages
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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.

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Contents

Global warming
21
Acid precipitation
36
Extreme weather events
51
Earthquakes and vulcanism
66
Landslides
83
Coastal erosion
109
Physical problems of the urban environment
124
Water supply and management
137
Crime and fear of crime
438
Urban transport and traffic problems
463
Rural accessibility and transport
474
City marketing as a planning tool
486
Lowincome shelter in the third world city
497
Informal sector activity in the third world city
509
HIVAIDS poverty exclusion and the third world
525
GIS remote sensing and the problem of environmental change
539

Urbanisation and counterurbanisation
347
Boundary disputes
358
Political spaces and representation within the state
375
Housing problems in the developed world
390
The geography of poverty and deprivation
400
Segregation and discrimination
414
from traditional to electronic and beyond
556
Geodemographics marketing and retail location
577
applications in mountain
593
Computer simulation and modelling of urban structure and development
605
Place index
621
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The editor of this volume, Michael Pacione, is Professor of Geography at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

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