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  1. Urban Theory and the Urban Experience

    Encountering the city, 2nd Edition
    By Simon Parker

    Urban Theory and the Urban Experience brings together classic and contemporary approaches to urban research in order to reveal the intellectual origins of urban studies and the oftentimes unacknowledged debt that empirical and theoretical perspectives on the city owe one another. Read more

  2. Understanding Cultural Geography, Second Edition

    Author Jon Anderson talks about his book, Understanding Cultural Geography 2nd Edition

    Read our Q&A with author Jon Anderson on what makes his book so unique, what’s new in this second edition, and exciting new trends in the field. Read the full Q&A here.

  3. Environment and Citizenship

    By Benito Cao

    The increasing awareness of the human impact on the environment is having a profound effect on the concept and content of citizenship – one of the fundamental institutions that structures human relations. In what is the first introduction of its kind, this book provides an accessible, stimulating and multidimensional overview of the many ways in which concern for the environment... Read more

  4. An Introduction to Political Geography

    Space, Place and Politics, 2nd Edition
    By Martin Jones, Rhys Jones, Michael Woods, Mark Whitehead, Deborah Dixon, and Matthew Hannah

    An Introduction to Political Geography continues to provide a broad-based introduction to contemporary political geography for students following undergraduate degree courses in geography and related subjects. The text explores the full breadth of contemporary political geography, covering not only traditional concerns such as the state, geopolitics, electoral geography and nationalism... Read more...

  5. Town and Country Planning in the UK

    15th Edition
    By Barry Cullingworth, Vincent Nadin, Trevor Hart, Simin Davoudi, John Pendlebury, Geoff Vigar, David Webb, Tim Townshend

    Town and Country Planning in the UK has been extensively revised by a new author group. This 15th Edition incorporates the major changes to planning introduced by the coalition government elected in 2010, particularly through the National Planning Policy Framework and associated practice guidance and the Localism Act. Read more...

  6. New Urban Studies Textbooks

    Take a look at some of our new and upcoming textbooks in Urban Studies.

  7. Sustainable Urban Development Reader

    3rd Edition
    Edited by Stephen M. Wheeler and Timothy Beatley

     Building on the success of its second edition, the third edition of the Sustainable Urban Development Reader provides a generous selection of classic and contemporary readings giving a broad introduction to this topic. It begins by tracing the roots of the sustainable development concept in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, before presenting readings on a number of dimensions of the sustainability concept. Read more...

  8. Geographies of Globalization

    2nd Edition
    By Warwick E. Murray and John Overton 

    Geographies of Globalization 2nd edition offers an animated and fully-updated exposition of the geographical impacts of globalization and the contribution of human geography to studies and debates in this area. Energetic and engaging, this book... Read more...

  9. Tourism Geography

    Critical Understandings of Place, Space and Experience, 3rd Edition
    By Stephen Williams and Alan A. Lew 

    This third edition of Tourism Geography: critical understandings of place, space and experience presents an essential understanding of critical perspectives on how tourism places and spaces are created and maintained. Drawing on the holistic nature of geography a range of social science disciplinary views are presented, including both historical and contemporary perspectives. Fundamentally, however, the book strives... Read more...

  10. Environmental Transformations

    Environmental Transformations

    A Geography of the Anthropocene
    By Mark Whitehead

    Environmental Transformations offers a concise and accessible introduction to the human practices and systems that sustain the Anthropocene. It combines accounts of the carbon cycle, global heat balances, entropy, hydrology, forest ecology and pedology, with theories of demography, war, industrial capitalism, urban development, state theory and behavioural psychology. This book charts... Read more...

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