WorldMinds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Association of American Geographers 1904–2004

  • Editors
  • Donald G. Janelle
  • Barney Warf
  • Kathy Hansen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Mixing Geography with Politics

  3. Addressing Human Needs: Health and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Harold D. Foster
      Pages 69-73
    3. Ronald E. Cossman, Jeralynn S. Cossman, Troy C. Blanchard, Wesley L. James, Arthur Cosby
      Pages 87-92
    4. Reginald G. Golledge
      Pages 93-98
    5. Stanley D. Brunn, Pauli Tapani Karjalainen, Rikard Küller, Mika Roinila
      Pages 105-112
    6. James E. Randall, Allison M. Williams, Bill Holden, Kate Waygood
      Pages 125-130
  4. Enhancing Life in Cities

  5. Integrating Local and Global Economies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Nanda R. Shrestha, Wilbur I. Smith, Kenneth R. Gray
      Pages 217-224
    3. David L. Butler
      Pages 243-248
    4. Altha J. Cravey
      Pages 249-253
    5. James C. Saku
      Pages 255-259
    6. Darrell Napton, Thomas Loveland
      Pages 261-266
    7. Allison Brown
      Pages 267-270
  6. Maintaining Healthy Ecosystems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. John A. Kupfer, George P. Malanson
      Pages 273-277

About this book


Geography today is a vibrant amalgam of theories, methods, and data about past, current, and emerging worlds. Geography and the geographers who produce it dwell at the intersection of the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities, and various admixtures of their theories, methods, and data constitute the 100 chapters included in WorldMinds. Arrayed under the rubrics of politics and power, human wellbeing, cities, livelihood, ecosystems, human­ environment interactions, hazards, natural systems, new methods, and human perceptions, these 100 short essays reveal and exemplify the conceptual and topical richness of contemporary North American geography. As is evident in these rubrics and essays, geography today is a many­ splendored enterprise ranging, as the editors note, "from feminist deconstruc­ tion to fluvial geomorphology." Geographers have something strikingly valuable to say about many, if not most of the problems that confront indi­ viduals and groups in locales and regions ranging from the plots of smallholders to the entire globe. The diverse chapters of WorldMinds well illustrate some of the key geographical perspectives that contribute usefully to the broader understanding of common problems.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1613-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2352-1
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