By William G. Moseley
This introductory point textual content explores quite a few theoretical ways to human-environment geography, demonstrating how neighborhood dynamics and international procedures impact how we have interaction with our environments.
- Introduces scholars to basic thoughts in environmental geography and science
- Explores the center theoretical traditions in the box, besides significant thematic matters corresponding to inhabitants, nutrients and agriculture, and water resources
- Offers an attractive and detailed view of the spatial relationships among people and their surroundings throughout geographical destinations round the world
- Includes quite a few real-world coverage questions and emphasizes geography’s robust culture of box paintings via that includes in demand nature-society geographers in visitor box notes
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There are many examples wherein the actual process of research (particularly action-research) is a vital component of the change process. Finally, there are strains of human–environment geography which are quite applied in nature (meaning used in the everyday work environment, be it consulting firms or government offices) and there are a number of geographers who have worked directly on policy issues. As such, 21st-century geography students are well positioned to bridge the worlds of theory and practice by being thoughtful practitioners and engaged scholars.
2 The Politics of Nature Icebreaker: Evolving Environmentalism 31 32 Chapter Objectives Introduction32 32 Human Conceptions of Nature The Contemporary Environmental Movement 34 in Historical and Global Context 44 Chapter Summary 45 Critical Questions 45 Key Vocabulary Notes45 References46 Icebreaker: Evolving Environmentalism In the 1960s, environmental issues became a visible and controversial part of daily life in many parts of the world. The impacts of pesticides on the environment, concerns over population growth, and the constant fear of radiation and nuclear warfare were all at the forefront at that time.
Ecocentric (non-human) perspective: Non-human nature not only matters, but organisms are agents of change, change humans, and deserve consideration and special focus. •â•¢ Social construction of nature: Nature or the environment is constructed (mentally) by humans and human concepts of nature are culturally, temporally, and politically changing. The Politics of Nature ˘The Politics of Natureï»¿ Since the rest of this book is largely about the human–environment perspective, here we give some attention to the other two major perspectives in geography: the ecocentric, and the social constructivist.
An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography: Local Dynamics and Global Processes by William G. Moseley