This introduction to the history, philosophy and methodology of human geography has been revised to take account of developments in geographical thought and methods. Text boxes have been added to explain particular research examples and a new glossary explains terms. The first section provides an introductory presentation of geography as a discipline, of its relation to other disciplines and of the differing views on its internal structure, basic scientific aims and approaches. "Positivism and its Critics", includes new sections on humanism, structuration theory, realism and postmodernism, while an additional chapter, "Processes in Place and Space", covers basic concepts and themes in geographical research. The text is illustrated throughout and offers summaries and notes for further reading.
Table of Contents
What Is Geography? The Foundation of Geography Paradigms and Revolutions Positivism and Its Critics Processes in Space and Place