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Description - Introduction to Geography by Edward F. Bergman

For courses in Introductory Geography. More than any other, this up-to-the-minute text is dedicated to helping students use what they learn in their geography class to understand the world around them. The authors introduce the major tools, techniques, and methodological approaches of the discipline, and present a wide range of positions currently debated about provocative current issues. The text emphasizes both scientific and humanistic analytical skills, and weaves the theme of human-environmental interaction throughout.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780131445451
ISBN-10: 0131445456
Format: Hardback
(274mm x 210mm x 20mm)
Pages: 643
Imprint: Prentice-Hall
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Edward F. Bergman

Edward F. Bergman stands beside the stone wall that is the very eastern edge of the North American tectonic plate, where it is exposed in Iceland. Professor Bergman was born in Wisconsin and studied at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), the University of Vienna (Austria), and the University of Washington in Seattle. Today he teaches at Lehman College of the City University of New York and lectures widely across several continents. When not lecturing or writing, he enjoys Manhattan's cultural and social life. William H. Renwick earned a B.A. from Rhode Island College in 1973 and a Ph.D. in geography from Clark University in 1979. He has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Rutgers University, and is currently Associate Professor of Geography at Miami University. A physical geographer with interests in geomorphology and environmental issues, his research focuses on impacts of land-use change on rivers and lakes, particularly in agricultural landscapes in the Midwest. When time permits, he studies these environments from the seat of a wooden canoe.