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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


  • Demonstrates the utility of geography as a conceptual discipline that contributes theoretically; as an applied practice that informs policy-making; and as a coherent set of methodologies to gather and analyze data about Earth and its occupants


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

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

  • Book Title WorldMinds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems
  • Book Subtitle Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Association of American Geographers 1904–2004
  • Editors Donald G. Janelle
    Barney Warf
    Kathy Hansen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1612-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1613-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-2352-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 638
  • Number of Illustrations 147 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology, general
    Geography, general
    Environment, general
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