British Columbia in A Global ContextBook - 2014
This first year Geography textbook takes a holistic approach to Geography by incorporating elements of physical, human and regional geography, as well as bringing in methods and perspectives from spatial information science. This textbook applies a fundamental geographical approach to understanding our globally changing world by looking at local processes which are linked to larger global processes and events. For example mining and its effects are a global issue and we can see how these unfold in B.C. A further example is the recent apology to First Nation peoples on the residential school treatment, as similar events occur in the U.S., Ireland and Australia. Processes of urbanization, a phenomenon which people all over the globe are experiencing, can be seen in Vancouver with our discussion of the city’s development. Geography students, indeed all first year students, need to be able to critically assess their own contexts and environments in order to properly engage with our continually globalizing world.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Geography Open Textbook Collective, 2014.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (194 p.)