Scale and Geographic Inquiry
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Scale and Geographic Inquiry by Eric Sheppard
Book DescriptionThis book is the first contemporary book to compare and integrate the various ways geographers think about and use scale across the spectrum of the discipline and includes state-of-the-art contributions by authoritative human geographers, physical geographers and GIS specialists. It provides a state of the art survey of how geographers think about scale. It brings together recent interest in scale in human and physical geography, as well as geographic information science. It places competing concepts of scale side by side in order to compare them. The introduction and conclusion, by the editors, explores the common ground.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631230700
(229mm x 153mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Eric Sheppard
Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography, Paperback (September 2016)
The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars.
Limits to Globalization, Hardback (June 2016)
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Author Biography - Eric Sheppard
Eric Sheppard is Fesler-Lampert Professor in Geography at the University of Minnesota. He is the co-author and editor of a number of books, including A Companion to Economic Geography (Blackwell, 2001) and Reading Economic Geography (Blackwell, 2003), and of over 80 scholarly articles. His current research interests include spatiality and political economy, environmental justice, critical GIS and interurban policy and activist networks.Robert B. McMaster is Professor of Geography and Associate Dean for Planning in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. His areas of research include multiple scale databases and cartographic generalization, GIS and society, including environmental risk assessment and public participation GIS (PPGIS), and the history of US academic cartography. From 1990 to 1996, he served as editor of Cartography and Geographic Information Science, and is currently a Vice President of the International Cartographic Association.
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