Antoine Bailly, Lay James Gibson's Applied Geography: A World Perspective PDF

By Antoine Bailly, Lay James Gibson

ISBN-10: 1402024428

ISBN-13: 9781402024429

ISBN-10: 904816656X

ISBN-13: 9789048166565

Applied Geography, an international Perspective studies development in utilized geography in numerous areas of the realm. It does this in the course of the eyes of a world panel of very hot educational practitioners. The e-book deals new customers at the use of confirmed techniques and explores interesting new territories. jointly, the participants offer a entire photo of utilized geography this day.

This e-book is of relevance to school and graduate scholars within the fields of geography, making plans, public coverage, neighborhood technological know-how and different similar social and behavioural sciences.

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But in most instances the cause of a problem may be more apparent than real. Thus while the immediate cause of the problems faced by a poor family on a deprived council estate in Liverpool may be a lack of employment opportunities following the closure of a local factory, the root cause of the social and financial difficulties confronting the family may lie in the decisions of investment managers based in London, New York or Tokyo. As Figure 1 indicates, as well as describing the nature and explaining the causes of problems the applied geographer also has a role to play in evaluating possible responses and in prescribing appropriate policies and programmes which may be implemented by planners and managers in both the public and private sectors, or by the residents of affected communities.

Each of these is of relevance for the practice of applied geography. The empirical-analytical approach using positivist scientific explanation remains the principal route to knowledge in applied physical geography where a primary goal is the understanding, prediction and eventual control of environmental events. Despite the availability of powerful computer algorithms, however, the complexity of many physical environmental processes can confound this prime objective (we need think only of the accuracy of long-range weather forecasts or our primitive attempts at earthquake prediction).

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