The geographer at work / Peter Gould
- Gould, Peter, 1932-2000
- London ; Boston : Routledge & K. Paul, 1985.
- Physical Description:
- xviii, 351 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- THE GEOGRAPHIC EXPLOSION: What on earth is geography? -- The old roots of geographic curiousity -- The (r)evolution in geography -- Geography as a child of its technological time -- What the computer did -- A CONCERN FOR THEORY: Theory in geography: a matter of some gravity -- There is nothing so applied as good theory -- Being close to things and people -- Towns as central places -- Spatial dynamics and self-organizing geographic systems -- Distance and the geographer's headache -- TWO PERSPECTIVES: THE SMALL AND THE BIG: Human contacts in space and time -- Macro-geography: centres and peripheries -- THREE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORDS: Geography and the military -- Managing geographic research -- The Beltway Bandits -- THE GEO-GRAPHIC REVOLUTION: The explosion in cartography -- Not so remoe sensing -- TEACHING AND HELPING: Geography and medicine: an old partnership -- Mental maps and geographic prisons -- Children as geographers -- Playing games seriously -- The geographer and Third World development -- THINKING ABOUT WHAT WE THINK -- Geography modulo the ideology -- Languages and frameworks: where the structure comes from -- Geographic reflection: renewing an old tradition -- GEOGRAPHY IN THE FUTURE: International geography: strengthening the fabric -- Surfing to tomorrow on time's breaking wave.
- Includes index.
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