The Cultural Landscape An Introduction to Human Geography

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/12/2016
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in Human Geography.


Strengthening readers’ connection to geography through active, discovery-based learning

Trusted for its timeliness, readability, and sound pedagogy,  The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography  emphasizes the relevance of geographic concepts to human challenges. The relationship between globalization and diversity is woven throughout; Rubenstein addresses these themes with a clear organization and presentation that engages students and appeals to instructors.


The Twelfth Edition challenges readers to apply geography tools and techniques to their local environments, bridging the global and the local, and getting students to interact with their local geography.New applied activities and debate features as well as integration of BBC videos into eText 2.0, further strengthens readers’ ties to the geography all around them.

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Author Biography

Dr. James M. Rubenstein received his B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1970, M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1971, and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1975. He is Professor of Geography at Miami University, where he teaches urban and human geography.


Dr. Rubenstein also conducts research in the automotive industry and has published three books on the subject–The Changing U.S. Auto Industry: A Geographical Analysis (Routledge); Making and Selling Cars: Innovation and Change in the U.S. Auto Industry (The Johns Hopkins University Press); and Who Really Made Your Car? Restructuring and Geographic Change in the Auto Industry (W.E. Upjohn Institute, with Thomas Klier).


Dr. Rubenstein is also the author of the bestselling Contemporary Human Geography, as well as Introduction to Contemporary Geography. He also writes a weekly column about local food for the Oxford Press. Winston, a lab-husky mix with one brown eye and one blue eye, takes Dr. Rubenstein for long walks in the woods every day.


Table of Contents

1. This is Geography

2. Population and Health

3. Migration

4. Folk and Popular Culture

5. Languages

6. Religions

7. Ethnicities

8. Political Geography

9. Food and Agriculture

10. Development

11. Industry and Energy

12. Services and Settlements

13. Urban Patterns

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