While introductory guides to human geography abound, this textbook differs in that it is recognisably American in its origins and focus and contains largely empirical, as well as some reflective, pieces rather than the usual "classics". These (sometimes less than obvious) pieces are well contextualised and generally work effectively together, although British readers might find the cultural geography section a little disappointing.
Who is it for? This title would be appropriate to all levels of undergraduate study.
Presentation: The book is structured around the main subdisciplines of human geography. The format is a little traditional, a characteristic of most readers, with few of the (now standard) student-friendly features, and it is accompanied by relatively few illustrations.
Would you recommend it? Yes, but it would probably not be the first choice for British readers.
The Introductory Reader in Human Geography: Contemporary Debates and Classic Writings
Editors: W. G. Moseley, D. A. Lanegan and K. Pandit