Urban Geography – A critical introduction

[rating 5.0] Andrew EG Jones, Eugene McCann and Mary Thomas. 2015. Urban Geography: A critical introduction. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 978 1 4051 8979 8. It might fairly be argued as to the place of an urban geography book in a site looking largely, but not exclusively, at books focussed on ecological and environmental science. Maybe there was a time when there was a real divide between ecology and urban geography but, given that most of us are now urban dwellers, […]

The Genographic Project

The Genographic Project – a bold programme by the National Geographic Society to map genetic distributions and aid our understanding of human migrations.

Geographic Thought

Rating: Tim Cresswell. 2013. Geographic Thought – A Critical Introduction. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978 1 4051 6939 4. I think it’s fair to argue two points in particular in relation to texts on the philosophy of geography: firstly, that such insights are essential in developing a critical perspective on the subject; and, secondly, that such thought usually intensifies rather than reduces the divisions in the subject. In terms of the former, such study should be seen as an integral part of […]