Companion Encyclopedia of Geography: The Environment and Humankind

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • The Contributors xiii
  • General Introduction 1
  • I - A Differentiated World 9
  • Introduction 11
  • 1 - Planet Earth 15
  • References 42
  • 2 - The Ever-Changing Climate 44
  • References 65
  • 3 - The Biosphere 67
  • Further Reading 85
  • 4 - Human Evolution 86
  • References 106
  • 5 - The Geography of Language 107
  • 6 - Religion 120
  • References 136
  • 7 - The Modification of the Earth by Humans in Pre-Industrial Times 137
  • References 154
  • II - A World Transformed by the Growth of a Global Economy 157
  • Introduction 159
  • 8 - European Settlement, 1450-1750 162
  • 9 - European Expansion and Land Cover Transformation 182
  • 10 - The Origins of the Capitalist World Economy 206
  • 11 - Industrialization and World Agriculture 228
  • 12 - Changes in Global Demography 249
  • 13 - Origins of Modern Environmentalism 274
  • Further Reading 292
  • 14 - The Saviour City 293
  • 15 - From a ‘cultural’ World to a ‘political’ One 310
  • III - The Global Scale of Habitat Modification 327
  • Introduction 329
  • 16 - Unity and Division in Global Political Geography 332
  • References 349
  • 17 - The Geography of Conflicts and the Prospects for Peace 353
  • 18 - A New ‘geo-Economy’ 370
  • 19 - Third World Urbanization 391
  • References 405
  • 20 - From Riches to Rags 408
  • 21 - Monitoring, Modelling, and Mothering the Environment 430
  • 22 - Environmentalism on the Move 449
  • IV - A World of Questions 477
  • Introduction 479
  • 23 - Climatic Variation and Global Change 482
  • 24 - Ocean Uses, Environment and Management 508
  • References 524
  • 25 - Water 526
  • References 550
  • 26 - Surface Instability and Human Modification in Geomorphic Systems 553
  • References 570
  • 27 - The Tropical Rain Forest 573
  • 28 - Humanity’s Resources 599
  • 29 - Environmental Hazards 620
  • 30 - The Sustainability of Sustenance 651
  • References 673
  • 31 - Famines and Surplus in World Food Production 677
  • References 700
  • 32 - The Nature of Third World Cities 702
  • 33 - Western Cities and Their Problems 730
  • References 749
  • 34 - Changing Countrysides 752
  • References 769
  • 35 - The Quality of Life 772
  • V - Changing Worlds, Changing Geographies 791
  • 36 - Introduction 793
  • 36 - The Expansion and Fragmentation of Geography in Higher Education 794
  • Notes 814
  • 37 - Achievements of Spatial Science 818
  • 38 - Geography and Humanism in the Late Twentieth Century 837
  • 39 - Structural Themes in Geographical Discourse 860
  • 40 - Challenging the Boundaries 888
  • References 900
  • 41 - Place 906
  • VI - Geographical Futures 923
  • 42 - Concern for Geography 926
  • 43 - Home and World, Cosmopolitanism and Ethnicity 939
  • 44 - Palaeoenvironmental Narrative and Scenario Science 952
  • 45 - Geographical Futures 965
  • References 973
  • Index 974
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