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The World of Maps: Map Reading and Interpretation for the 21st Century

by Judith A. Tyner The Guilford Press (September 15, 2014)

Maps have power--they can instruct, make life easier, mislead, or even lie. This engaging text provides the tools to read, analyze, and use any kind of map and assess its strengths and weaknesses. Requiring...


Making Human Geography

by Kevin R. Cox The Guilford Press (December 17, 2013)

This book cogently examines how human geography has developed from a field with limited self-awareness regarding method and theory to the vibrant study of society and space that it is today. Kevin R. Cox provides...


The Colonizer's Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History

by J. M. Blaut The Guilford Press (July 22, 2012)

This influential book challenges one of the most pervasive and powerful beliefs of our time--that Europe rose to modernity and world dominance due to unique qualities of race, environment, culture, mind, or...


Natural Hazards, Second Edition: Explanation and Integration

by Burrell E. Montz, Graham A. Tobin & Ronald R. Hagelman The Guilford Press (April 21, 2017)

What can we learn from the spatial patterns of disasters? What human and structural factors need to be addressed to explain hazard vulnerability? As populations grow and the climate warms, how can natural hazards...


Health and Medical Geography, Fourth Edition

by Michael Emch, Elisabeth Dowling Root & Margaret Carrel The Guilford Press (February 02, 2017)

Why are rainfall, carcinogens, and primary care physicians distributed unevenly over space? The fourth edition of the leading text in the field has been updated and reorganized to cover the latest developments...


The Geography of Urban Transportation, Fourth Edition

by Genevieve Giuliano & Susan Hanson The Guilford Press (March 24, 2017)

A comprehensive update, the fourth edition of this leading text features numerous chapters by new authors addressing the latest trends and topics in the field. The book presents the foundational concepts and...


The Right to the City: Social Justice and the Fight for Public Space

by Don Mitchell The Guilford Press (February 21, 2012)

Includes a 2014 Postscript addressing Occupy Wall Street and other developments. Efforts to secure the American city have life-or-death implications, yet demands for heightened surveillance and security throw...


A Primer of GIS, Second Edition: Fundamental Geographic and Cartographic Concepts

by Francis Harvey The Guilford Press (November 23, 2015)

This accessible text prepares students to understand and work with geographic information systems (GIS), offering a detailed introduction to essential theories, concepts, and skills. The book is organized in...


Theories of Development, Third Edition: Contentions, Arguments, Alternatives

by Richard Peet & Elaine Hartwick The Guilford Press (April 24, 2015)

This widely adopted text starts with the fundamentals--what is economic growth, what is development, and what is the relationship between these two concepts? The authors examine orthodox theories of growth grounded...


Weaponizing Maps: Indigenous Peoples and Counterinsurgency in the Americas

by Joe Bryan & Denis Wood The Guilford Press (March 11, 2015)

Maps play an indispensable role in indigenous peoples’ efforts to secure land rights in the Americas and beyond. Yet indigenous peoples did not invent participatory mapping techniques on their own; they appropriated...


Global Shift, Seventh Edition: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy

by Peter Dicken The Guilford Press (February 02, 2015)

The definitive text on globalization, this book provides an accessible, jargon-free analysis of how the world economy works and its effects on people and places. Peter Dicken synthesizes the latest ideas and...