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Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Gary L. Gaile and Cort J. Willmott


Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century surveys American geographers’ current research in their specialty areas and tracks trends and innovations in the many subfields of geography. As such, it is both a ‘state of the discipline’ assessment and a topical reference. It includes an introduction by the editors and 47 chapters, each on a specific specialty. The authors of each chapter were chosen by their specialty group of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). Based on a process of review and revision, the chapters in this volume have become truly representative of the rece ... More

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198233923
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198233923.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary L. Gaile, editor

Cort J. Willmott, editor

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Part I Environmental Dynamics

Chapter 2 Biogeography

Kenneth R. Young, Mark A. Blumler, Lori D. Daniels, Thomas T. Veblen, and Susy S. Ziegler

Chapter 3 Climate

Jeffrey C. Rogers, Julie A. Winkler, David R. Legates, and Linda O. Mearns

Chapter 4 Cryosphere

Kenneth M. Hinkel, Andrew W. Ellis, and Ellen Mosley-Thompson

Chapter 5 Geomorphology

David R. Butler

Chapter 6 Mountain Geography

Donald A. Friend

Part II Human/Society Dynamics

Chapter 7 Cultural Geography

Garth A. Myers, Patrick McGreevy, George O. Carney, and Judith Kenny

Chapter 8 Cultural Ecology

Thomas J. Bassett and Karl S. Zimmerer

Chapter 9 Economic Geography

James W. Harrington, Trevor J. Barnes, Amy K. Glasmeier, Dean M. Hanink, and David L. Rigby

Chapter 10 Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography

Douglas M. Amedeo and Reginald G. Golledge

Chapter 11 Historical Geography

Craig E. Colten, Peter J. Hugill, Terence Young, and Karen M. Morin

Chapter 12 Political Geography

Gerard Toal and Fred M. Shelley

Chapter 13 Population Geography

Patricia Gober and James A. Tyner

Chapter 14 Sexuality and Space

Glen Elder, Lawrence Knopp, and Heidi Nast

Chapter 15 Socialist Geography

Scott Salmon and Andrew Herod

Chapter 16 Transportation Geography

Andrew R. Goetz, Bruce A. Ralston, Frederick P. Stutz, and Thomas R. Leinbach

Chapter 17 Urban Geography

Stuart Aitken, Don Mitchell, and Lynn Staeheli

Part III Environment/Society Dynamics

Chapter 18 The Human Dimensions of Global Change

Diana Liverman, Brent Yarnal, and Billie Lee Turner, II

Chapter 19 Water Resources

James L. Wescoat, Jr

Chapter 20 Energy Geography

Barry D. Solomon, Martin J. Pasqualetti, and Deborah A. Luchsinger

Chapter 21 Coastal and Marine Geography

Norbert P. Psuty, Philip E. Steinberg, and Dawn J. Wright

Chapter 22 Contemporary Agriculture and Rural Land Use

Leslie Aileen Duram and J. Clark Archer

Chapter 23 Rural Development

William Forbes and Sylvia-Linda Kaktins

Part IV Geographic Methods

Chapter 24 Geographic Information Systems

Daniel G. Brown, Gregory Elmes, Karen K. Kemp, Susan Macey, and David Mark

Chapter 25 Remote Sensing*

Dale A. Quattrochi, Stephen J. Walsh, John R. Jensen, and Merrill K. Ridd

Chapter 26 Cartography

Mark Monmonier and Robert B. McMaster

Chapter 27 Mathematical Models and Quantitative Methods

David R. Legates, Sucharita Gopal, and Peter Rogerson

Part V Geographers at Work

Chapter 28 Geography Education

Sarah W. Bednarz, Roger M. Downs, and JoAnn C. Vender

Chapter 29 Hazards

Burrell E. Montz, John A. Cross, and Susan L. Cutter

Chapter 32 Aging and the Aged

Susan M. Macey, Geoffrey C. Smith, and John F. Watkins

Chapter 33 Recreation, Tourism, and Sport

Klaus J. Meyer-Arendt and Alan A. Lew

Chapter 34 Applied Geography*

Nancy K. Torrieri and Michael R. Ratcliffe

Part VI Regional Geography

Chapter 36 Geography of Africa

Ezekiel Kalipeni, Joseph R. Oppong, and Benjamin Ofori-Amoah

Chapter 37 American Ethnic Geography

Lawrence E. Estaville, Susan W. Hardwick, James P. Allen, and Ines M. Miyares

Chapter 38 American Indian Geography

Robert Rundstrom, Douglas Deur, Kate Berry, and Dick Winchell

Chapter 39 Asian Geography

Nanda Shrestha, Martin Lewis, Shaul Cohen, and Mary McDonald

Chapter 40 Canadian Studies

Christopher D. Merrett and Thomas Rumney

Chapter 41 Geography of China

C. Cindy Fan, Laurence J. C. Ma, Clifton W. Pannell, and K. C. Tan

Chapter 42 European Geography

Boian Koulov, Linda McCarthy, Anton Gosar, and Daniel Knudsen

Chapter 43 Latin American Geography

David J. Robinson, César Caviedes, and David J. Keeling

Chapter 44 Russian, Central Eurasian, and East European Geography

Beth Mitchneck, Robert Kaiser, James Bell, and Kurt Englemann

Part VII Values, Rights, and Justice

Chapter 45 Values, Ethics, and Justice

Audrey Kobayashi and James Proctor

Chapter 47 Geographic Perspectives on Women

Ann M. Oberhauser, Donna Rubinoff, Karen De Bres, Susan Mains, and Cindy Pope

Chapter 48 Geography of Religion and Belief Systems

Robert H. Stoddard and Carolyn V. Prorok