An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography: Local Dynamics and Global Processes

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This introductory level text explores various theoreticalapproaches to human-environment geography, demonstrating how localdynamics and global processes influence how we interact with ourenvironments.

  • Introduces students to fundamental concepts in environmentalgeography and science
  • Explores the core theoretical traditions within the field,along with major thematic issues such as population, food andagriculture, and water resources
  • Offers an engaging and unique view of the spatial relationshipsbetween humans and their environment across geographical locationsaround the world
  • Includes a variety of real-world policy questions andemphasizes geography’s strong tradition of field work byfeaturing prominent nature-society geographers in guest fieldnotes

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“A first of its kind, and in my opinion a complete winner.An introductory textbook that presents, in an engaging andaccessible style, geography’s unique approach toenvironmental issues. Highly recommended.”

Judith Carney, UCLA

“A long-overdue textbook that is at once comprehensiblewhile remaining accessible. The authors have done an impressive jobwith a clarity that is refreshing and engaging. This book providesstudents with a guide to this dynamic sub-field, including featuressuch as clear chapter objectives, critical questions, and‘ice-breakers,’ and demonstrates how to addressimportant and complex issues in the contemporary world.”

Antoinette WinklerPrins, Johns Hopkins University

The myriad ways that humans interact with their surroundings in thenatural world has consequences that are both positive and negative.An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography offers anengaging and unique view of the spatial relationships betweenhumans and their environment across geographical locations aroundthe world.

This introductory level text presents the rich tapestry oftheoretical approaches to the tradition and demonstrates how thesemay be productively applied to understand human-environmentinteractions. Introducing many of the fundamental concepts andmajor theoretical traditions within human-environment geography,the book explores various thematic issues within the field –such as population, food and agriculture, and water resources. Itcarefully balances exposure to the theoretical underpinnings ofhuman-environment geography with the inclusion of a variety ofreal-world policy questions and illustrative field-notescontributed by prominent nature-society geographers. An engagingand student-friendly introduction, it offers rich and rewardinginsights into a tradition of growing importance in the twenty-firstcentury world.

About the Author:

William G. Moseley is Professor in the Department ofGeography at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota. He is theauthor of over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, as wellas four edited volumes. 

Eric Perramond is Associate Professor in both theEnvironmental Science and Southwest Studies programs at theColorado College. He is the author of Political Ecologies ofCattle Ranching in Northern Mexico: Private Revolutions (2010)and a former Fulbright-García Robles fellow to Mexico.

Holly M. Hapke is Associate Professor in the Departmentof Geography at East Carolina University.  She has publishedarticles in various journals and is a contributing author toWorld Regional Geography: Global Patterns, Local Lives, 5thedition (2010).

Paul Laris is Professor and Chair of the Department ofGeography at California State University, Long Beach.

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