Academic journal article Geography

Making Population Geography

Academic journal article Geography

Making Population Geography

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Making Population Geography Adrian Bailey London: Hodder Education, 2006 226pp, 15.5x23.5cm Pb: £22.99, ISBN 0-340-76264-0

Population geography has gone in and out of fashion over the years in both schools and universities. Yet an understanding of population patterns and dynamics is fundamental to other disciplines in geography and our wider understanding of the place of humans in the environment. Bailey has produced a timely and interesting, short, but detailed overview of the discipline.

This book is in the Human Geography in the Making series, which was developed to present new theories, concepts and perspectives in the various subdisciplines in human geography Chapter 2 gives an overview of the development of this branch of geography Chapter 3 traces the development and changes that have taken place since the 1950s. Chapter 4 has the intriguing title: 'The end of population geography (as we knew it)'. Here Bailey looks at the changes that took place in population geography in the 1980s and 1990s, especially in the context of wider changes in human geography In Chapter 5 he brings things up to date and offers a glimpse of what population geography might have to offer in the early twenty-first century Each chapter is clearly structured and contains useful illustrative material. …

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