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ERIC Number: ED180878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 264
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The Literature of Geography: A Guide to Its Organization and Use.
Brewer, J. Gordon
This book provides an introduction to basic sources of selected information about geography for both student and librarian. The objective is to identify the most useful, significant, and authoritative sources of general geography and within each branch of the subject. Written in a narrative style, the book emphasizes recently published reference works, and bibliographic sources written in the English language. Items for the most part were published from 1972-mid 1977, and include bulletins, books, journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries, gazetteers, atlases, newspapers, and yearbooks. The book is presented in thirteen chapters. Chapter I defines the scope, structure, and use of geographical literature, while Chapter II outlines some library services and the ways geographical material is organized in library collections. Chapters III through V discuss general geographical literature, including bibliographies, reference works, periodicals, monographs, textbooks, and collections. Chapters VI and VII examine cartobibliography and sources of statistics. Chapter VIII covers government and international organizations' publications. Chapters IX through XIII discuss various specific areas of geography, including the history of geography and geographical thought, geographical techniques and methodology, physical geography, human geography, and regional geography. Title, author, publisher, edition, date, and age level when relevant, are offered for each item, as well as a brief annotation identifying the work's importance within the structure of the literature and an assessment of its likely relevance. (CK)
Shoe String Press, Inc., P. O. Box 4307, 995 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514 ($17.50)
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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