Intended for students studying geography and the environmental sciences, this first Canadian edition is a concise yet comprehensive guide to effective communication. Focusing on why strong written and verbal communication skills are so important in this field, the authors demonstrate how to
develop these skills to produce high quality work. Drawing on Canadian sources and examples, the text examines the communication forms that students will encounter throughout their academic careers, including essays, lab reports, reviews, posters, graphs, tables, maps, oral presentations, and exams.
Written in clear, accessible language, Communicating in Geography and the Environmental Sciences, first Canadian edition, is an indispensable guide for all students of geography and environmental science.
Iain Hay is professor of human geography at Flinders University. His research focuses on geographies of domination and oppression, geographic education, and geographies of the super-rich. He is the author of numerous books, including the third edition of Qualitative Research Methods in Human
Geography (OUP Canada, 2010).
Philip Giles is associate professor of geography at Saint Mary's University. His research interests include physical geography, geomorphology, coastal geomorphology, and remote sensing. The first Canadian edition of Communicating in Geography and the Environmental Sciences is his first book.
"This book is very well written and provides a clear and concise description of the process of writing and research in the fields of geography and environmental studies.
--Robert Stewart, Lakehead University
"This is a key resource for all undergraduate students in geography and the environmental sciences. A student who reads and follows the guidelines in this text will definitely have the upper hand on those who do not read this book."
--Susan Gass, Dalhousie University