Perspectives in Urban Geography: Contemporary City Ecology (Volume-6)

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Overview

  • Author :C.S. Yadav
  • Year of Publication :1987
  • ISBN: :9788170220046
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 316
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Geography

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About the Book :

This is the third set of volumes in the well known series entitled Concept's Inter-national Series in Geography. This multi-volume set has a wide coverage under the title Perspectives in Urban Geography. The earlier two sets in the series were: Perspectives in Agricultural Geography and Perspectives in Geomorphology. Traditional studies on aspects of Urban Geography had been concentrating on observational records of developments of towns and cities till the subject came to acquire a behavioural approach recently. What resulted was a new matrix of philosophies, methodologies and their ingenious application to what had been researched through the years. The present set of volumes ventures to make a rigorous survey of the literature on Urban Geography after its reorientation as it were. The cultural revolution in Geography in geography has greatly effected the nature and subject material of urban geography and widen its horizons. This volume on Contemporary City Ecology is designed to show the relevance of ecology to geographical approach while explaining urban areas. Most of the papers in the present volume confirm that the ecologist interest in spatial associations and areal patterns is very close to the geographical approach. In essence in the present volume those articles are included which provide a geographical methods of analyzing the social structure of the towns. The volume is prepared with a conviction to obtain a comprehensive knowledge of the patterns, processes and problems of contemporary urban organization and change. The contributors to the volume are noted geographers, sociologists and city administrators from different parts of the world.


About Author :

C.S. Yadav (b. 1942) received his post-graduate and doctoral degrees from the Delhi School of Economics. He had participated in the UNESCO seminar on The Teaching of Geography in South-East Asia held in December 1974 and has also contributed a paper on "Uneven Development of The World" for a UNESCO publication. He has attended and presented papers in International Conferences. He has been invited to attend an international symposium on urban modeling held in Waterloo University (Canada) in 1982. He had also attended and International Conference on Asian Urbanisation held in Akron University (U.S.A.) in 1985 and presented a paper on "Process of Migration and Urbanisation in India". He is keenly interested in urban problems and is at present engaged in studies on slums and cognitive image of The Delhi City.Currently he is a Reader in Geography at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi.