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Humans, Environment, and Geography

How are they related? Find out in a new book by Eric Perramond, associate professor of Environmental Science and Southwest Studies.

Humans, Environment, and Geography

Eric Perramond, associate professor of Environmental Science and Southwest Studies at Colorado College, is co-author of a new book, “An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography: Local Dynamics and Global Processes.”

The book, published by Wiley-Blackwell, explores various theoretical approaches to human-environment geography, and demonstrates how local dynamics and global processes influence how people interact with their environments. Additionally, the textbook:

  • Introduces students to fundamental concepts in environmental geography and science
  • Explores the core theoretical traditions within the field, along with major thematic issues such as population, food and agriculture, and water resources 
  • Offers a unique view of the spatial relationships between humans and their environment across geographical locations around the world
  • Includes a variety of real-world policy questions and emphasizes geography’s strong tradition of field work by featuring prominent nature-society geographers in guest field notes

Perramond, a former Fulbright-García Robles fellow to Mexico, also is the author of “Political Ecologies of Cattle Ranching in Northern Mexico: Private Revolutions.” He is an ACM Newberry Faculty Fellow for Fall 2013. The book is co-authored with William G. Moseley, Macalester College; Holly M. Hapke, East Carolina University; and Paul Laris, California State University at Long Beach.