A Student's Introduction to Geographical Thought

Theories, Philosophies, Methodologies

This website offers a variety of resources to help you get the most out of the book. These are arranged by chapter for convenience, and consist of materials to support the exercises in each chapter, including:

  • Full-text access to journal articles used in the exercises;
  • Answers or commentary responses to the exercises, so that students working independently can assess their own understanding.
  • Full-text access to collections of papers from Progress in Human Geography and Progress in Physical Geography, enabling students to follow up on the ideas introduced in each chapter and develop their understanding further.
  • Supplementary materials tailored to each chapter, including internet links, additional text and kml files for Google Earth (enabling readers with Google Earth to look at places or examples of the features discussed in some of the chapters).


You can contribute to the website too.

Please tweet recommendations of journal articles (or other resources) that are good examples of the philosophies and theories discussed in the book to @DrPaulineCouper using the hashtag #GeoThought.



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