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The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Physical Geography

Editors: Lave, Rebecca, Biermann, Christine, Lane, Stuart (Eds.)

  • Provides a founding text for the emerging discipline of Critical Physical Geography
  • Outlines the core tenets, primary methodological principles and epistemological assumptions of Critical Physical Geography
  • Works towards a genealogy of Critical Physical Geography by linking its core tenets to the history of the discipline of Geography
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About this book

This handbook is recognition of the need to better integrate physical and human geography. It combines a collection of work and research within the new field of Critical Physical Geography, which gives critical attention to relations of social power with deep knowledge of a particular field of biophysical science. Critical Physical Geography research accords careful attention to biophysical landscapes and the power relations that have increasingly come to shape them, and to the politics of environmental science and the role of biophysical inquiry in promoting social and environmental justice.

The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Physical Geography lays out the scope and guiding principles of Critical Physical Geography research. It presents a carefully selected set of empirical work, demonstrating the range and intellectual strength of existing integrative work in geography research. This handbook is the first of its kind to cover this emerging discipline and will be of significant interest to students and academics across the fields of geography, the environment and sustainability. 

About the authors

Rebecca Lave is Associate Professor in the Geography Department at Indiana University-Bloomington, USA.

Christine Biermann is Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Washington, USA.

Stuart N. Lane is Professor of Geomorphology at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Introducing Critical Physical Geography

    Lave, Rebecca (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Towards a Genealogy of Critical Physical Geography

    Lane, Stuart N. (et al.)

    Pages 23-47

  • In Defense of Crappy Landscapes (Core Tenet #1)

    Urban, Michael A.

    Pages 49-66

  • A Framework for Understanding the Politics of Science (Core Tenet #2)

    King, Leonora (et al.)

    Pages 67-88

  • The Impacts of Doing Environmental Research (Core Tenet #3)

    Law, Justine

    Pages 89-103

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71461-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71460-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Critical Physical Geography
Editors
  • Rebecca Lave
  • Christine Biermann
  • Stuart Lane
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71461-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71461-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71460-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 594
Number of Illustrations
71 b/w illustrations
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