Geography: Introductory or Systematic


Goode's World Atlas, Rand McNally, 2000 - if one were only to purchase one atlas, this one
would probably be the best one in which to invest.

Introduction to Geography:

The Earth: An Introduction to its Physical and Human Geography 2nd ed., H. E. de Blij, Wiley
publishing, 1995 - Out of print but it is the best introductory book I've seen - used copies can
be purchased on the internet.

American Geography Inventory and Prospect, Preston E. James, 1954

Why in the World: Adventures in Geography, George Demko, Jerome Agel, Eugene Boe,
Anchor Books, 1992

Historical Geography:

The Geography Behind History: How Physical Environment Affects Historical Events, W.
Gordon East, Norton Books, 1965

Physical Geography:

Physical Geography: Science and Systems of the Human Environment 2nd ed., Alan Strahler
and Auther Strahler, Wiley Publishing, 2002

Cultural Geography:

Do's and Taboos Around the World 3rd ed., Roger E. Axtell (ed), Wiley Publishing, 1993


The Map that Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology, Simon
Winchester, Harper Collins Publishers, 2001.

Political Geography:

Political Geography, Norman J. G. Pounds, 1972

Biogeography (Ecology):

The Dream of the Earth, Thomas berry, S.J., Sierra Club Books, 1988.

Environmental Literacy, H. Steven Dashefsky, Random House Books, 1993

Acts of God: the Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America, Ted Steinberg, Oxford
Press, 2000

A Citizen's Guide to ecology, Lawrence B. Slobodkin, Oxford Press, 2003

Win-Win Ecology: How the Earth's Species Can Survive in the Midst of Human Enterprise,
Michael L. Rosenzweig, Oxford Press, 2003

The Greenhouse Trap: What We're Doing to the Atmosphere and How We Can Slow Global
Warming, Francesca Lyman, Beacon Press, 1990

The closing Circle: Nature, Man, and Technology, Barry Commoner, 1971 - Outstanding book
that presents the four laws of ecology clearly and convincingly

Making Peace With the Planet, Barry Commoner, 1990


The Population Bomb, Paul R. Ehrlich, 1976

The Population Explosion, Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, 1991

Urban Geography:

Edge City: Life on the New Frontier, Joel Garreau, Anchor Books, 1991

The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America;s Man-Made Landscape, James
Howard Kunstler, Touchstone Books, 1993