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I want to study Human Geography at university; I have started to write my personnel statement. I want to read a book that will support my interest in the subject. All I’ve read are A level text books but haven't done any private reading. Can anyone recommend a book that will support my interest and that will look good on my personnel statement? Rep will be given.

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What aspects of human do you like? Oh, and can I ask where you're applying?
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I am specifically interested in Tourism and the redevelopment of town and cities, but I enjoyed all my Human geog A level syllabus.
Waiting till I get my results before i narrow down unis but thinking of Leicester, Hull, Oxford Brookes or Portsmouth. Maybe even Reading, LSE or Sheffield if results go really well.
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I am specifically interested in Tourism and the redevelopment of town and cities, but I enjoyed all my Human geog A level syllabus.
Waiting till I get my results before i narrow down unis but thinking of Leicester, Hull, Oxford Brookes or Portsmouth. Maybe even Reading, LSE or Sheffield if results go really well.
For Human Geography, I'd point you in the direction of Sheffield (ABB), Lancaster (BBC) and Reading (280 points).
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Hi,

I want to study Human Geography at university; I have started to write my personnel statement. I want to read a book that will support my interest in the subject. All I’ve read are A level text books but haven't done any private reading. Can anyone recommend a book that will support my interest and that will look good on my personnel statement? Rep will be given.

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The following books are suggested background for UCL Geog degree. See if your local library can get you some! If you like Urban geog then I would also suggest "The City in History" by Lewis Mumford.

Allen, J. and Massey D. (eds.) Geographical Worlds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Castles, S. and Miller, M. The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World. 3rd ed. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2003.
Clark, G. and Wareham, T. Geography at University. London: Sage, 2003.
Cloke, P., Crang, P. and Goodwin, M. Introducing Human Geographies. London: Arnold, 1999.
Clout, H.D. (ed.) The Times History of London. London: Times Books, 1999.
Goudie, A. The Human Impact on the Natural Environment. 5th ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2000.
Gregory, K. The Changing Nature of Physical Geography, London: Arnold, 1988.
Hammett, C. Unequal City: London in the Global Arena. London: Routledge, 2003.
Holloway, S., Rice, S. and Valentine G. (eds.) Key Concepts in Geography. London: Sage, 2003.
Johnston, R., Taylor, P. and Watts, M. (eds.) Geographies of Global Change. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.
Kneale, P.E. Study Skills for Geography Students: a practical guide, 2nd ed. London: Arnold, 2003.
Longley, P.A., Goodchild, M.F., Maguire, D.J. and Rhind, D.W. Geographic Information Systems and Science. Chichester: Wiley, 2001.
Mannion, A.M. Global Environmental Change, 2nd ed. London: Longman, 1997.
Maslin, M. Global Warming. Grantown-on-Spey, Colin Baxter Photography, 2002.
Rogers, A. and Viles, H. (eds.) The Student’s Companion to Geography. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.
Smith, D. The State of the World Atlas, 7th ed. London: Earthscan, 2003.
Smithson, P., Addison, K. and Atkinson, K. Fundamentals of the Physical Environment, 3rd ed. London: Routledge, 2002.
Warren, A. and French, J.R. (eds.) Habitat Conservation: Managing the Physical Environment. Chichester: Wiley, 2001.
Wood, P. A. Discovering Cities: Central London. Sheffield: Geographical Association, 2004.
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I'd recoment "Introducing Human Geographies" by Paul Cloke, Philip Crang and Mark Goodwin...it covers lots of different subjects in geography and it'll almost definatly be useful for your first year (and beyond) if you buy it.
the review of amazon explains a bit more about it...but i'd defiantly recomend it, i've used it loads!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...611657-8287847 (thats the link to the amazon review)
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I'd recoment "Introducing Human Geographies" by Paul Cloke, Philip Crang and Mark Goodwin...it covers lots of different subjects in geography and it'll almost definatly be useful for your first year (and beyond) if you buy it.
the review of amazon explains a bit more about it...but i'd defiantly recomend it, i've used it loads!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...611657-8287847 (thats the link to the amazon review)
I might check that out.
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I might check that out.
You been down to that library yet?
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You been down to that library yet?
Nope, i'm hopefully gonna go shopping with my mum next week and we'll go the library then
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Nope, i'm hopefully gonna go shopping with my mum next week and we'll go the library then
Cool Anyways, off to have a shower, speak to you later!
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