An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography: Local by William G. Moseley

By William G. Moseley

This introductory point textual content explores numerous theoretical ways to human-environment geography, demonstrating how neighborhood dynamics and worldwide tactics effect how we engage with our environments.

  • Introduces scholars to basic suggestions in environmental geography and science
  • Explores the center theoretical traditions in the box, in addition to significant thematic concerns akin to inhabitants, nutrition and agriculture, and water resources
  • Offers an attractive and distinctive view of the spatial relationships among people and their surroundings throughout geographical destinations round the world
  • Includes quite a few real-world coverage questions and emphasizes geography’s robust culture of box paintings via that includes popular nature-society geographers in visitor box notes

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This frontier mentality was not unique to North America but was repeated in other regions where European Â�settlers moved, such as Australia and South Africa (Beinart and Coates 1995). Of course, local people inhabited many of the areas into which European Â�settlers moved and they typically had a different approach to resource management given their longer-term residence in the area. This is not to romanticize local Â�people’s approach to resource management (see Denevan 1992) but simply to acknowledge important differences.

As such, the preservation entailed limits on the consumptive use of resources, but a prohibition on people living in these spaces. Wilderness eventually came to be defined as a place “where man himself is a visitor who does not remain” (US Wilderness Act 1964, section 2c). The early 20th-century conflict between Gifford Pinchot and John Muir over the decision to dam or not dam the Hetch Hetchy Valley in California is used by many texts to starkly differentiate between conservation and preservation.

Clearly the experience of this natural event is as much a product of social factors as it is of biophysical ones (based on the work of Watts 1983). 03). 01â•… What is your conception of the human–environment relationship? Out of the three brief portraits above, can you easily identify which stance or approach appeals to you most? Can you then identify why one or two of those perspectives match your idea of the relationship between humans, society, and nature? 01â•… The human– environment perspective, simplified in a diagram.

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