Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Studies

Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this seventh edition of Making Sense in Geography and the Environmental Sciences is an indispensable research and writing guide for students in any area of the discipline.

Author: Margot Northey


ISBN: 0199026807


Page: 328

View: 642


Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this seventh edition of Making Sense in Geography and the Environmental Sciences is an indispensable research and writing guide for students in any area of the discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this fullyupdated edition outlines general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as writing essays and reports, creating powerful visual aids, and properly documenting sources.

Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences

This text is a clear and concise guide to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate studies.

Author: Margot Northey

Publisher: OUP Canada

ISBN: 0195445821

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 346


This text is a clear and concise guide to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate studies. Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences is intended for students in any geography or environmental science course containing research/writing components.

Making Sense

The Making Sense series comprises four concise, readable guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate study.

Author: Margot Northey


ISBN: 0195431383

Category: Anglais (Langue)

Page: 316

View: 258


The Making Sense series comprises four concise, readable guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate study. Designed especially for students in geography and environmental science, this book outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as how to prepare research proposals and reports, how to carry out lab and field work, and how to illustrate one's work. The fourth edition of the book has new material on evaluating Internet sources and avoiding plagiarism, as well as new and updated examples.

Study Skills for Geography Earth and Environmental Science Students

Look at this unordered jumble of note-making activities and those likely to assist
learning, and put a against those likely to ... Ask lecturers about points that make
no sense Highlight main points Take notes from TV documentaries Scribble extra

Author: Pauline E Kneale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781444149616

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 477


There are moments in everyone's degree when you are expected to do something unfamiliar and daunting - present a seminar, go on a fieldtrip, create a wiki page, lead a lab team - and how to do it or what to expect is unclear. Studying at university requires a different approach from studying at school and this book explains this transition. Packed with practical hints, study tips, short cuts, real-life examples and careers advice, this book will prove invaluable throughout your geography, earth science or environmental science degree. Designed for all geography, earth science and environmental science students, this book provides guidance on: time management and effective research constructing essays and creating arguments giving presentations confidently undertaking fieldwork and laboratory work avoiding plagiarism and citing references correctly using e-technologies such as blogs and your university's VLE online assessment and peer feedback. This guide also explains the role of the academic and how it differs from that of a school teacher, and prepares you for the world of work by showing how the skills you learn at university today can be used in your career choice of tomorrow.

Statistics for Geography and Environmental Science

geography. Chapter. overview. The aim of this chapter is to convince you that
studying statistics is a good idea for any student of geography, environmental
science or geographical information science. ... But, they are important tools for
validating theory, making predictions, helping to make sense of the world,
engaging in policy research, offering informed commentary about social and
environmental ...

Author: Richard Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317904403

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 748


Statistics are important tools for validating theory, making predictions and engaging in policy research. They help to provide informed commentary about social and environmental issues, and to make the case for change. Knowledge of statistics is therefore a necessary skill for any student of geography or environmental science. This textbook is aimed at students on a degree course taking a module in statistics for the first time. It focuses on analysing, exploring and making sense of data in areas of core interest to physical and human geographers, and to environmental scientists. It covers the subject in a broadly conventional way from descriptive statistics, through inferential statistics to relational statistics but does so with an emphasis on applied data analysis throughout.

An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography and Environmental Studies

The next type of data collection is quite popular in human geography and
environmental studies. ... However, we discuss computational modeling in detail
in Chapter 8 on research designs because we believe it also makes sense to
think ...

Author: Daniel Montello

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446271919

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 653


"Montello and Sutton is one of the best texts I've used in seminars on research methodology. The text offers a clear balance of quantitative vs. qualitative and physical vs. human which I've found particularly valuable. The chapters on research ethics, scientific communication, information technologies and data visualization are excellent" - Kenneth E. Foote, Department of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder This is a broad and integrative introduction to the conduct and interpretation of scientific research, covering both geography and environmental studies. Written for undergraduate and postgraduate students, it: Explains both the conceptual and the technical aspects of research, as well as all phases of the research process Combines approaches in physical geography and environmental science, human geography and human-environment relations, and geographic and environmental information techniques (such as GIS, cartography, and remote sensing) Combines natural and social scientific approaches common to subjects in geography and environmental studies Includes case studies of actual research projects to demonstrate the breadth of approaches taken It will be core reading for students studying scientific research methods in geography, environmental studies and related disciplines such as planning and earth science.

Making Sense of Nature

Environment and Planning A, 33 (2), 161–179. Robbins, P., 2001b. Tracking
invasive ... Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 27 (4), 371–384.
Roof, J., 2007. ... Sarewitz, D., 2004. How science makes environmental
controversies ...

Author: Noel Castree

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134613908

Category: Nature

Page: 376

View: 969


We listen to a cacophony of voices instructing us how to think and feel about nature, including our own bodies. The news media, wildlife documentaries, science magazines, and environmental NGOs are among those clamouring for our attention. But are we empowered by all this knowledge or is our dependence on various communities allowing our thoughts, sentiments and activities to be unduly governed by others? Making Sense of Nature shows that what we call ‘nature’ is made sense of for us in ways that make it central to social order, social change and social dissent. By utilising insights and extended examples from anthropology, cultural studies, human geography, philosophy, politics, sociology, science studies, this interdisciplinary text asks whether we can better make sense of nature for ourselves, and thus participate more meaningfully in momentous decisions about the future of life – human and non-human – on the planet. This book shows how ‘nature’ can be made sense of without presuming its naturalness. The challenge is not so much to rid ourselves of the idea of nature and its ‘collateral concepts’ (such as genes) but instead, we need to be more alert to how, why and with what effects ideas about ‘nature’ get fashioned and deployed in specific situations. Among other things, the book deals with science and scientists, the mass media and journalists, ecotourism, literature and cinema, environmentalists, advertising and big business. This innovative text contains numerous case studies and examples from daily life to put theory and subject matter into context, as well as study tasks, a glossary and suggested further reading. The case studies cover a range of topics, range from forestry in Canada and Guinea, to bestiality in Washington State, to how human genetics is reported in Western newspapers, to participatory science experiments in the UK. Making Sense of Nature will empower readers from a wide range of fields across the social sciences, humanities and physical sciences.

A Companion to Environmental Geography

A Companion to Environmental Geography is the first book to comprehensively and systematically map the research frontier of 'human-environment geography' in an accessible and comprehensive way.

Author: Noel Castree

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119250623

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 858


A Companion to Environmental Geography is the first book to comprehensively and systematically map the research frontier of 'human-environment geography' in an accessible and comprehensive way. Cross-cuts several areas of a discipline which has traditionally been seen as divided; presenting work by human and physical geographers in the same volume Presents both the current 'state of the art' research and charts future possibilities for the discipline Extends the term 'environmental geography' beyond its 'traditional' meanings to include new work on nature and environment by human and physical geographers - not just hazards, resources, and conservation geographers Contains essays from an outstanding group of international contributors from among established scholars and rising stars in geography

Making Sense in Engineering and the Technical Sciences Making Sense in Engineering and the Technical Sciences

Author: Margot Northey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822039378278

Category: Reference

Page: 273

View: 292


This text is a clear and concise guide to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate studies. Making Sense in Engineering and the Technical Sciences is intended for students in any engineering or computer science course containing research/writing components.

Canadian Who s Who 2003

1992 - 93 ; author Introductory Physical Chemistry 1970 ; author or co - author of
51 refereed scientific articles on ... Making Sense in Geography and
Environmental ściences 2001 ( co - author ) , plus 30 book chapters and 42
journal articles ...

Author: Elizabeth Lumley


ISBN: 0802088651

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1400

View: 156


Now in its ninety-third year of publication, this standard Canadian reference source contains the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical information on notable living Canadians. Those listed are carefully selected because of the positions they hold in Canadian society, or because of the contribution they have made to life in Canada. The volume is updated annually to ensure accuracy, and more than 1,000 new entries are added each year to keep current with developing trends and issues in Canadian society. Included are outstanding Canadians from all walks of life: politics, media, academia, business, sports and the arts, from every area of human activity. Each entry details birth date and place, education, family, career history, memberships, creative works, honours and awards, and full addresses. Indispensable to researchers, students, media, business, government and schools, Canadian Who's Who is an invaluable source of general knowledge. The complete text of Canadian Who's Who is also available on CD-ROM, in a comprehensively indexed and fully searchable format. Search 'astronaut' or 'entrepreneur of the year,' 'aboriginal achievement award' and 'Order of Canada' and discover a wealth of information. Fast, easy and more accessible than ever, the Canadian Who's Who on CD-ROM is an essential addition to your computer library. Network Licencing available. ISBN 0-8020-4973-7 For pricing information, please contact (416) 978-2239 ext. 221 or 247 [email protected] PST 8% applicable to Ontario residents on all of the above CD-ROM requirements: WINDOWS: 95/98/2000/NT - 386/25Mhz - 4mb RAM (8mb recommended) MAC: System 7 or higher - 4mb RAM (8mb recommended)

Key Thinkers on Space and Place

Northwestern University Studies in Geography 13 : 1-32 . ... Carlstein , T. , Parkes
, D. N. and Thrift , N. J. ( eds ) ( 1978 ) Making Sense of Time ( 3 volumes ) . ...
individuals in relation to their geographical environment ' , in T. Carlstein , D. N.
Parkes and N. J. Thrift ( eds ) Making Sense of Time , Volume 2 : Human Activity
and ...

Author: Phil Hubbard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761949631

Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 840


A comprehensive guide to the latest work on space. Each entry is a short interpretative essay, outlining the contributions made by the key theorists.

Landscapes in Music

Northey , Margot , and David B . Knight . 2005 . Making Sense : Geography and
Environmental Sciences . Updated 2nd ed . Toronto , ON : Oxford University
Press . Norton , William . 2000 . Cultural Geography : Themes , Concepts ,
Analysis .

Author: David B. Knight

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114505329

Category: Music

Page: 244

View: 294


Using landscape as its unifying concept, this engaging book explores orchestral music that represents real and imagined physical and cultural spaces, natural forces, and humans and wildlife. Spanning continents and centuries, David Knight links contrasting forms of music through unifying themes of time and space; waterscapes; mythic spaces; extreme landscapes; and realms of death, survival, and remembrance. Orchestral works are rarely perceived in geographical terms, but the author, himself an accomplished geographer and musician, offers a deeply satisfying approach to interpreting and appreciating a wide range of music. Comparing classic masterworks from Europe and Russia alongside more recent compositions from the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, and China, this innovative study offers a fresh understanding of the links between music and the worlds around us.

Making Sense of Time

( 1971a ) ' Transformation and geographic theory ' , Centre for Environmental
Studies , Working Paper 72 . ( 1971b ) ' Urban travel time ' , Papers , regional
Science Association 23 , pp . 85-101 . ( 1972 ) ' Urban spatial interaction ' ,
Science ...

Author: Tommy Carlstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035437206

Category: Geography

Page: 150

View: 369


Data Analysis and Statistics for Geography Environmental Science and Engineering

For the sake of a simple example, suppose we use two clams to sense water
quality and that we are only considering valves completely shut or ... 1 079 | = =
2.10 DECISION MAKING Probability theory is one of the bases of decision theory.

Author: Miguel F. Acevedo

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439885017

Category: Mathematics

Page: 557

View: 979


Providing a solid foundation for twenty-first-century scientists and engineers, Data Analysis and Statistics for Geography, Environmental Science, and Engineering guides readers in learning quantitative methodology, including how to implement data analysis methods using open-source software. Given the importance of interdisciplinary work in sustainability, the book brings together principles of statistics and probability, multivariate analysis, and spatial analysis methods applicable across a variety of science and engineering disciplines. Learn How to Use a Variety of Data Analysis and Statistics Methods Based on the author’s many years of teaching graduate and undergraduate students, this textbook emphasizes hands-on learning. Organized into two parts, it allows greater flexibility using the material in various countries and types of curricula. The first part covers probability, random variables and inferential statistics, applications of regression, time series analysis, and analysis of spatial point patterns. The second part uses matrix algebra to address multidimensional problems. After a review of matrices, it delves into multiple regression, dependent random processes and autoregressive time series, spatial analysis using geostatistics and spatial regression, discriminant analysis, and a variety of multivariate analyses based on eigenvector methods. Build from Fundamental Concepts to Effective Problem Solving Each chapter starts with conceptual and theoretical material to give a firm foundation in how the methods work. Examples and exercises illustrate the applications and demonstrate how to go from concepts to problem solving. Hands-on computer sessions allow students to grasp the practical implications and learn by doing. Throughout, the computer examples and exercises use seeg and RcmdrPlugin.seeg, open-source R packages developed by the author, which help students acquire the skills to implement and conduct analysis and to analyze the results. This self-contained book offers a unified presentation of data analysis methods for more effective problem solving. With clear, easy-to-follow explanations, the book helps students to develop a solid understanding of basic statistical analysis and prepares them for learning the more advanced and specialized methods they will need in their work.

Current Geographical Publications

Author: University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Library


ISBN: UOM:39015079909589

Category: Geography


View: 367


Current Geographical Publications (CGP) is a non-profit service to the scholarly community initiated in 1938 by the American Geographical Society of New York. Beginning in 2006, the format changed to include the tables of contents of current geographical journals. The journal titles listed link to web pages or PDF scans of the current issue's contents.

Making Sense of Education Policy

Studies in the Sociology and Politics of Education Geoff Whitty ... foundation
subjects' were identified as English, mathematics, science, technology, history,
geography, modern languages, music, ... economic awareness, and
environmental education.1 The guidance issued by the then National Curriculum
Council (NCC, ...

Author: Geoff Whitty

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847876799

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 613


`This book is a very worthwhile read for teachers, student teachers and teacher educators. It would be encouraging if politically based policy makers were to digest its contents also' - Citizenship, Social and Economics Education `I recommend this book as an enjoyable, thought provoking and politically important read' - Widenining Participation and Lifelong Learning `This important book challenges current educational policies in England in a style, for the most part, easily accessible to a wide audience. Geoff Whitty's assertions are supported by a wide variety of research findings and this is a book that should be of considerable interest to student of sociology and to all member of the teaching profession' - Mark Pepper, Equals `The particular strength of this book is Geoff Whitty's grasp on and insights into the politics of education... he is able to bring to bear an authoritative perspective which is unrivaled in the United Kingdom. there is no other current book which compares in terms of the breadth and depth of this' - Professor Stephen Ball, Institute of Education, University of London `This book represents a "struggle" by the director of the London Institute of Education, one of our foremost centres of teacher training and research in education, to understand what lies behind the education policies of recent governments. It is tempting to conclude that if a leading educational sociologist such as Geoff Whitty, who happens also to be brother of the former general secretary of the Labour party, has difficulty with this, there can be little hope for the rest of us. But now, at least, we have this personal odyssey to guide us' - Bob Doe, Times Educational Supplement This book aims to make sense of the changes in education policy over the past decade, using the resources of the sociology and politics of education. The author shows that wider sociological perspectives can help us to appreciate both the limits and the possibilities of educational change. Geoff Whitty illustrates this through studies of curriculum innovation, school choice, teacher professionalism and school improvement. He considers how far education policy can be used to foster social inclusion and social justice and the book concludes with an assessment of New Labour education policy in these terms. The book deals with education policy in England and Wales, as well as making comparisons with contemporary education policy in other countries. This book is relevant to students of education at masters and doctoral levels, students of social policy, and policy-makers.

The Politics of Climate Change

In Boulder he also teaches in the Environmental Studies programme. ...
Research Fellow in the Environmental Change Institute and a Departmental
Lecturer in the School of Geography and the Environment at ... Making Sense of
Mass Media Reporting on Climate Change for Cambridge University Press (due
out in 2010).

Author: Maxwell T. Boykoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136741739

Category: Reference

Page: 300

View: 337


First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.