Translating the philosophies of geography to an undergraduate audience is a task beyond many of us, but Pauline Couper succeeds superbly in A Student's Introduction to Geographical Thought. Engaging and relevant, she never patronizes her audience nor trivializes the theories she discusses. A rare, genuinely student friendly text that preserves the complexity of its subject matter whilst allowing the student to engage with it on their own terms.
An accessible account of theories and philosophy in and of geography. I hope that every undergraduate studying geography reads this book. Those who do will be enriched.
I am impressed by this book. It does a good job in trying to make very difficult theories/philosophies accessible to undergraduate students and I really think that this is a very good addition to the textbooks that cover the topic of the History/Philosophy of Geography. There are some aspects that would be good to see covered in more detail in a Second Edition - i.e. the new regional geographies/locality studies work and the influence of structuration theory/geographers such as Doreen Massey in the 1980s.
This book would provide a good overview to the student , however maybe pitched at a Level 7 rather than level 4.
A solid book with key information.
As the class was already ongoing when I recieved the copy, I highly recommended the book to the students. Personally, I think the book is a very great reading exercise for any student in human geography. I will from now on recommend the book in any of my related classes on bachelor and master level. I showed the boo to colleagues and got good feedbacks, too. Really interesting to read, great work!
I like very much the exercises suggested throughout the book, and the further readings.
A useful overview written in an open accessible way for undergraduate students.
Unsuitable for third year undergraduate business students seeking an understanding of the location, location concept while studying basic business research skills.
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