Dictionary of Concepts in Human Geography

Dictionary of Concepts in Human Geography

Dictionary of Concepts in Human Geography

Dictionary of Concepts in Human Geography

Synopsis

"The Larkin and Peters book would be especially helpful for faculty and students outside geography who would need general information concerning concepts and trends in the field. Recommended for academic libraries at all levels, as well as large public libraries." Choice

Excerpt

Each of the more than 100 entries in this dictionary is developed through a uniform, four-part approach. The first section to each entry defines concepts, many of which are of modern coinage (for example, "Green Revolution"). The second section delineates the historical growth of each term. Such a perspective aids the researcher in putting an idea being discussed into the historical context in which it is used. In the third section of each concept, the serious student is given an authoritative bibliography of material, both books and articles, relating to the concept under discussion. Finally, this dictionary is unique in listing additional sources to use for delving more deeply into a subject, or to elucidate one particular aspect of it. Hence, in the last section of each entry, the reader interested in further investigation, will find texts, literature reviews, articles, and bibliographies.

This book in human geography can take the research student far into the discipline. Here the student will find much of the material needed to begin a scholarly paper. The authors present fine bibliographic research, which can serve as a basis for the student's own work.

Going Beyond This Volume

From this starting point, the student needs to decide what type of additional material is needed, especially the kind of additional research to be located. The type of material needed will determine the reference sources to be consulted. If, for instance, the student needs articles, he or she might consult Current Geographical Publications (American Geographical Society of New York), Geo Abstracts, Social Sciences Index, or any of the innumerable periodical indexes and abstracting services available to the geographer. If government-sponsored reports are required, the student will not want to look at periodical indexes, but will want to consult issues of the . . .

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