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p. 1346. Geography’s present and futurelocked

  • John A. Matthews
  •  and David T. Herbert


‘Geography's present and future’ outlines present applications in geography, and looks to the future of the discipline. Environmental criminology looks at the concentration of crime in geographical space. Different geographical approaches have yielded varying explanations for crime rates. Geographers have also investigated geographical descriptions in literature and film, but caution must be exercised when using this method. In physical geography, glacier forelands have yielded fascinating insights into the development of landscapes. Physical geographers are also instrumental in the climate change debate. Modern geography has many strengths and weaknesses — better organization is crucial to ensure its continued relevance.

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