Geography Textbooks

Read more about Arcade Expression Crash Course with COVID-19 data

Arcade Expression Crash Course with COVID-19 data

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Cheung

Publisher: Wing Cheung

License: CC BY

Written for ArcGIS Pro 2.5

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Read more about Urban Literacy: Learning to Read the City Around You

Urban Literacy: Learning to Read the City Around You

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Serbulo

Publisher: Portland State University Library

License: CC BY-NC

This book introduces students to the basic concepts of urban studies. It is an interdisciplinary text that was developed for lower-division undergraduate students. The book is organized into thematic chapters that explore different aspects of urban life, such as the environment, housing, and culture. Each chapter introduces a new way of conceptualizing the city, presents core theories and concepts, and provides examples and case studies from cities around the globe to illustrate the ideas presented in the text. At the end of each chapter, there are review questions and a series of interactive field activities where students can apply the concepts introduced in the chapter to a real-world setting. Many of the field activities can be adapted to online or remote learning modalities. This textbook is appropriate for interdisciplinary courses with urban themes or for introductory urban studies, urban sociology, or urban geography classes.

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Read more about Physical Geography - Version 1

Physical Geography - Version 1

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Patrich and Radtke

Publisher: College of the Canyons

License: CC BY

Welcome to Physical Geography at College of the Canyons.

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Read more about The Western World: Daily Readings on Geography

The Western World: Daily Readings on Geography

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Quam and Campbell

Publisher: College of DuPage

License: CC BY-NC-SA

In essay format, this textbook considers examples of various sub-categories of Geography in combination with five regions of the Western World.

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Read more about Introduction to Human Geography - 2nd Edition

Introduction to Human Geography - 2nd Edition

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Dorrell and Henderson

Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

License: CC BY

Geography is a diverse discipline that has some sort of connection to most every other academic discipline. This connection is the spatial perspective, which essentially means if a phenomenon can be mapped, it has some kind of relationship to geography. Studying the entire world is a fascinating subject, and geographical knowledge is fundamental to a competent understanding of our world. In this chapter, you will learn what geography is as well as some of the fundamental concepts that underpin the discipline. These fundamental terms and concepts will be interwoven throughout the text, so a sound understanding of these topics is critical as you delve deeper into the chapters that follow.

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Read more about Community Resilience to Climate Change: Theory, Research and Practice

Community Resilience to Climate Change: Theory, Research and Practice

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Hellman and Shandas

Publisher: Portland State University Library

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This reader is an Open Educational Resource, meant to accompany a graduate or higher-level undergraduate university course in climate change resilience, adaptation, and/or planning. While the material is geared toward students in urban and regional planning, it may also be of interest to students of urban studies, public health, geography, political science, sociology, risk management, and others.

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Read more about Mapping, Society, and Technology

Mapping, Society, and Technology

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Manson

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC

This book is about how to read, use, and create maps. Our exploration of maps will be informed by a contextual understanding of how maps reflect the relationship between society and technology, and how mapping is an essential form of scientific and artistic inquiry. We will also explore how mapping is used to address a variety of societal issues, such as land use planning and political gerrymandering. You will gain insight into the technical underpinnings of mapping as a science approach, complement on-going interest and activities, or provide an applied focus for research or policy.

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Read more about International Relations Theory

International Relations Theory

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: McGlinchey, Walters, and Scheinpflug

Publisher: E-International Relations

License: CC BY-NC

This book is designed as a foundational entry point to International Relations theory – structured to condense the most important information into the smallest space and present that information in an accessible manner. The first half of the book covers the theories that are most commonly taught in undergraduate programmes. The book then expands to present emerging approaches and offer wider perspectives. Each chapter sets out the basics of a theory whilst also applying it to a real-world event or issue, creating a lively, readable and relevant guide that will help students to see not only what theories are – but why they matter.

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Read more about British Columbia in a Global Context

British Columbia in a Global Context

Copyright Year: 2014

Publisher: BCcampus

License: CC BY

This first year Geography textbook takes a holistic approach to Geography by incorporating elements of physical, human and regional geography, as well as bringing in methods and perspectives from spatial information science.. This textbook applies a fundamental geographical approach to understanding our globally changing world by looking at local processes which are linked to larger global processes and events. The textbook includes numerous case studies specific to British Columbia as well as a number of suggested service learning activities.

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Read more about International Relations

International Relations

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: McGlinchey

Publisher: E-International Relations

License: CC BY-NC

This book is designed to be a ‘Day 0' introduction to International Relations. As a beginner's guide, it has been structured to condense the most important information into the smallest space and present that information in the most accessible way. The chapters offer a broad sweep of the basic components of International Relations and the key contemporary issues that concern the discipline. The narrative arc forms a complete circle, taking readers from no knowledge to competency. The journey starts by examining how the international system was formed and ends by reflecting that International Relations is always adapting to events and is therefore a never-ending journey of discovery. Unlike typical textbooks, there are no boxes, charts, pictures or exercises. The philosophy underpinning this book is that these things can be a distraction. This book, like others in the E-IR Foundations series, is designed to capture attention with an engaging narrative. The chapters are short, with simple paragraphs and clear sentences placing the reader inside crucial issues and debates so they can understand how things work, and where they fit in the world around them.

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