This book presents a full description and interpretation of the changes that have occurred in the United Kingdom during the 1990s. It offers an understanding of the social, economic, political, and physical forces bringing about the changes in the United Kingdom.
Vince Gardiner is Director of the School of Social Science and Professor of Geography, Liverpool John Moores University. His work on water resources includes Water Demand Forecasting, with Paul Herrington (GeoBooks, 1986), and he edited the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)'s Geographical Journal from 1995 to 1998. Hugh Matthews is Professor of Geography and Director of the Centre of Children and Youth at University College Northampton. Hugh is editor of the Journal of Geography in Higher Education and past Director of the Geography Discipline Network. He has written many books and journal articles including Making Sense of Place: Children's Understanding of Large-scale Environments (Harvester-Wheatsheaf, 1992).
List of figures -- List of tables -- List of boxes -- List of contributors -- Preface -- 1 Introduction /Ron Johnston -- 2 Water resources /Vince Gardiner -- 3 Energy /Keith Chapman -- 4 Earth resources /John Blunden -- 5 Agriculture /Ian Bowler -- 6 Transport /Brian Turton -- 7 Manufacturing industry /David Sadler -- 8 Labour markets /Jamie Peck and Adam Tickell -- 9 Demography /Tony Champion -- 10 Towns and cities /David Herbert -- 11 Rural change and development /Malcolm Moseley -- 12 Life chances and lifestyles /Daniel Dorling and Mary Shaw -- 13 Leisure and consumption /David Crouch -- 14 Cultures of difference /Peter Jackson -- 15 Local government and governance /Joe Painter -- 16 A (dis)United Kingdom /Charles Pattie -- 17 Human occupance and the physical environment /David Jones -- 18 Atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic pollution /Jonathan Horner -- 19 Climate change /Mike Hulme -- 20 Conservation and preservation /Chris Park -- 21 Growing into the twenty-first century: social futures /Hugh Matthews -- 22 Growing into the twenty-first century: environmental futures /Vince Gardiner -- Index.