Geography

Articles from Vol. 92, No. 2, Summer

Anniversaries
I have recently been struck by the number and variety of anniversaries upon which we have been encouraged to reflect by the press. In the last few months I have noted news stories connected with the abolition of slavery (200 years), Ghanaian independence...
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As Easy as ABC...? Uganda's Fight against HIV/AIDS
IntroductionIn 2005, UNAIDS (2006) estimated that over 38.6 million people worldwide were living with HIV/AIDS, a figure that has increased by 2.5 million since 2003. Sub-Saharan Africa continues to carry the highest burden of the disease, being home...
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A Survey of SubSaharan Africa: A Regional Geography
A Survey of SubSaharan Africa: A regional geography Roy Cole and H.J. de Blij New York: Oxford University Press, 2007 748pp, 2 1x2 6 cm Hb: £35.99, ISBN 978-0-19-517080-1Rarely does one have the opportunity to review the successor to one's own textbook....
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A Tale of Two Markets: Housing in East Lancashire1
ABSTRACT: The contrasting fortunes of the housing market in different areas of England is an issue of major political importance. Plans to build large numbers of new houses on greenfield sites in South East England have caused outrage and consternation...
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By Northern Lights: On the Making of Geography in Sweden
By Northern Lights: On the making of geography in Sweden Anne Buttimer and Tom Mels Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006 236pp, 15.5 x 23.5cm Hb: £55.00, ISBN 0-7546-4814-1This is a wonderfully expressive history of a discipline in its context -geography in, not...
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China and Globalization
China and Globalization Doug Guthrie Abingdon: Routledge, 2006 398pp, 13x19.5cm Pb: £13.99, ISBN 978-0-415-94991-0This text is an important addition to Routledge's Globalizing Regions series as it deals with that singularly important contributor to accelerated...
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Development, Environment and Urban Health in India
IntroductionBeginning in the last few years of the twentieth century, India has made unprecedented economic and social progress: income levels have risen alongside technological advances, and rates of literacy have increased - both being indicative of...
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Geochemical Soil Survey of the Netherlands
Geochemical Soil Survey of The Netherlands Grishja van der Veer Utrecht: The Royal Dutch Geographical Society/Faculty of Geociences, Utrecht University, 2006 243pp, 17x23. 5cm Pb: euro30.00, ISBN 978-90-6809-388-9This book details the work undertaken...
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Global Environments through the Quaternary
Global Environments through the Quaternary David E. Anderson, Andrew S. Goudie and Adrian G. Parker Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007 360pp, 19x24.5cm Pb: £25.99, ISBN 978-0-19-874226-5This book is an off-spring of the long running and successful...
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Global Regionalization: Core Peripheral Trends
Global Regionalization: Core peripheral trends Edited by H. S. Geyer Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006 309pp, 14.5x22cm Hb: £69.95, ISBN 1 84376 905 0Global Regionalization is an edited collection on globalisation from an urban and regional planning perspective....
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Review Notes
1. Ocean, David Burnie, London: Dorling Kindersley, 2006, Hb: £30.00, ISBN 978-1-40531-292-9.This profusely illustrated, encyclopaedic book would be a valuable addition to school libraries. Introductory chapters deal with ocean water, geology and climates....
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Spaces of Sustainability
Spaces of Sustainability Mark "Whitehead Abingdon: Routledge, 2007 242pp, 15.5x23. 5cm Pb: £21.99, ISBN 978-0-415-35804-0For human survival, creating a more sustainable world is an imperative. "We cannot avoid or ignore the present inequalities of human...
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Studies in Medical Geography 2006: An Introduction
These contributions by geographers follow in a tradition of medical geography practised and reviewed by Learmonth (1988) (as disease ecology), and exemplified by J.M. Hunter in a classic study of the effects of river blindness (onchocerciasis) on settlement...
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The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, Volume 4: Global America, 1915-2000
The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History, Volume 4: Global America, 1915-2000 D.W. Meinig London: Yale University Press, 2007 467pp, 17.5x25. 5cm Pb: £18.50, ISBN 978-0-300-11528-4The final volume of this 20-year, 2060...
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The State of Geography in English Primary Schools
ABSTRACT: Evidence from the annual evaluative reports of the inspections of primary schools and from the findings of two monitoring studies of primary subject leaders' perspectives are used in this article to examine the state of geography in primary...
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Too Little, Too Late: Responses to the HIV/AIDS Epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa
ABSTRACT: The latest UNAIDS report (2006) on the global AIDS pandemic states that while there has been progress in tackling AIDS, the epidemic continues to outpace responses. Almost a quarter of a century after the disease was first identified, AIDS...
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Tramways Revisited: An Analysis of the Role of Tramways in Urban Transportation during the Twentieth Century
ABSTRACT: The structure and evolution of tramway and metro networks are studied in this article using two models involving addition/accretion and expansion/diffusion modes of growth, respectively. Data for the total length of tramway and metro lines...
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Water and Health: The Case of Guinea Worm Disease (Dracunculiasis)
IntroductionThis article explores geographical aspects of the eradication of Guinea worm disease (Dracunculiasis), which is transmitted in unprotected drinking water sources. Although not fatal, it causes considerable pain, disability and misery In 1986...
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What Influences Students to Choose Geography at A-Level?
ABSTRACT: In view of the declining number of students taking geography at A-level and the significance of this for schools, teachers and higher education, it is important to understand the reasons why students make particular subject choices at the age...
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