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By William G. Moseley

This introductory point textual content explores a number of theoretical methods to human-environment geography, demonstrating how neighborhood dynamics and international methods effect how we engage with our environments.

  • Introduces scholars to primary suggestions in environmental geography and science
  • Explores the middle theoretical traditions in the box, besides significant thematic concerns akin to inhabitants, nutrition and agriculture, and water resources
  • Offers an enticing and targeted view of the spatial relationships among people and their atmosphere throughout geographical destinations round the world
  • Includes a number of real-world coverage questions and emphasizes geography’s robust culture of box paintings through that includes trendy nature-society geographers in visitor box notes

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Openshaw, S. (1983) The Modifiable Areal Unit Problem (Norwich, UK: Geo Books). Philp, T. (2002) Water: bring back Hetch Hetchy? Sacramento Bee, April 21. Pimentel, D. and Pimentel, M. (1979) Food, Energy and Society (London: Edwin Arnold). Princen, T. (2002) Distancing: consumption and the severing of feedback. In T. Princen, M. Maniates, and K. ), Confronting Consumption, pp. 103–31 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press). Restore Hetch Hetchy (2006) Available at http:www. com (accessed January 19, 2013).

The chapter examines basic water concepts, freshwater and marine resources, as well as fishing livelihoods. Part IV: Bridging Theory and Practice The final section articulates the connections between theory and practice. Human– environment geographers’ approach to research is detailed in Chapter 13, as many introductory students have a limited understanding of how geographers actually conceptualize research projects and collect and analyze data to arrive at certain conclusions. This chapter details a number of approaches to collecting and analyzing information as examples of how some human–environment geographers practice their craft.

A discussion at this final and broadest scale frame challenges the reader to confront the relationship between urban America and dams and parks in the surbetween urban rounding hinterlands. It brings into sharp relief the tension Â� Americans’ desire for wilderness amenities and their consumption of water and power resources. As such, the pedagogical value of Hetch Hetchy Valley Â�controversy does not lie in its ability to illustrate the difference between conservation and preservation (it is a poor example of this if we focus on the story at the scale of the valley), Introduction: A Geographic Perspective  but rather as one of the first cases where the tension between urban America’s dichotomous impulses to consume resources (see Chapter 9) and to preserve natural areas occurred in the same place (making this an inherently spatial story).

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