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Contents List of acronyms used in the book List of figures List of boxes List of tables List of maps Acknowledgements Preface 1. Strange natures 2. The 'nature' of geography 3. De-naturalisation: bringing nature back in 4. Two natures? The dis/unity of geography 5. After nature 6. Conclusion: geography's natures Term paper and essay questions Bibliography Index List of figures Figure 0.1 Knowledge as a filter mediating our understanding of nature Figure 1.1 Geography's main branches Figure 1.2 Knowledges of nature Figure 1.3 The five overlapping sub-disciplines of physical geography Figure 1.4 The concept of nature Figure 1.5 Nature and its collateral concepts Figure 2.1 Geography and the study of nature-society relations, 1880-1990 Figure 2.2 Contemporary geography and the study of nature Figure 3.1 Production of double-cross hybrid seed corn using manual detasseling Figure 3.2 Seed firms, farmers and capital accumulation: producing nature Figure 4.1 Two ways of explaining the truthfulness and falsity of scientific knowledge Figure 4.2 Investigating reality: a scientific procedure Figure 4.3 Hypotheses in physical geography Figure 4.4 Testing scientific hypotheses: The example of plate tectonics Figure 4.5 Spatial scales in physical geography Figure 4.6 A transcendental realist conception of the relationship between the real, the actual and the empirical in fluvial geomorpholohy Figure 4.7 The complex relationship between causes and effects List of boxes Box 1.1 Academia and the study of nature Box 1.2 Knowledges of nature Box 1.3 The 'Pusztai affair' Box 1.4 Hegemony Box 1.5 De-naturalisation, de-construction and de-essentialisation Box 1.6 Paradigms Box 1.7 The complexities of a concept: nature Box 1.8 The invention of biodiversity Box 2.1 The eugenics movement Box 2.2 Geography as a science Box 2.3 Attitudes towards the natural environment Box 2.4 Feminist geography and the environment Box 2.5 The geographical Left Box 2.6 Human geography and the study of the body Box 3.1 Ideologies of nature Box 3.2 The de-naturalisation of landscape Box 3.3 Moral and aesthetic naturalism Box 3.4 Critical geography and the material construction of nature Box 3.5 Is nature a social construction? Box 3.6 The social construction of nature: three shibboleths Box 3.7 Human geography, the social sciences and the 'new naturalism' Box 4.1 Science and physical geography Box 4.2 The deductive-nomological mode of scientific explanation Box 4.3 Ontologies and epistemologies Box 4.4 Intellectual disputes in physical geography Box 4.5 Equilibrium ontologies Box 4.6 Abduction List of tables Table 1.1 The meanings of nature Table 1.2 Types of knowledge Table 1.3 Geography and the study of nature Table 2.1 The study of 'nature' within and between geography's three main branches Table 4.1 The status of river and drainage basin variables during time spans of decreasing duration List of maps Map 3.1 Forsyth's study area Map 3.2 Clayoquot Sound Map 3.3 The migratory path of the North Pacific Fur Seal
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