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The second edition of Urban Geography continues to provide an authoritative and stimulating global introduction to the study of towns and cities. The text synthesizes a wealth of material to provide unrivalled depth and breadth for students of urban geography, drawing on a rich blend of theoretical and empirical information with which to advance the knowledge of the city. The new edition has been extensively revised to reflect feedback from users and to incorporate the latest research and developments in the field.
The text is divided into six main parts that explain and discuss:
* the field of urban geography and the importance of a global perspective
* the historical growth of cities from the earliest times and the urban geography of the major world regions
* the dynamics of urban structure and land-use change in Western cities
* economy, society and politics in the Western city
* the economic, social, political and environmental challenge faced by the third world city
* an overview on the future of cities and cities of the future.
Featuring over one hundred and eighty case study and explanatory boxes, this book draws insights from across the globe and contains a glossary of key terms and words, chapter summaries, key points, study questions and annotated further reading.