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William Norton, Senior Scholar, Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba,Michael Mercier, Assistant Professor, School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University
Table of Contents
Note: All chapters end with: - Conclusion - Summary - Links to Other Chapters - Questions for Critical Thought - On the Web Introduction: The Roads Ahead Three Recurring Themes Why "Human Geography"? The Goal of Human Geography About This Book The Human Geographer at Work 1. What Is Human Geography? Preclassical Geography Classical Geography The Fifth to Fifteenth Centuries: Geography in Europe, China, and the Islamic World Geography Rethought Institutionalization: 1874-1903 Human Geography Today: Recent Trends and Subdisciplines 2. Studying Human Geography Philosophical Options Human Geographic Concepts Techniques of Analysis 3. Geographies of Globalization Introducing Globalization Geography as a Discipline in Distance Overcoming Distance: Transportation Overcoming Distance: Trade Overcoming Distance: Transnationals Overcoming Distance: Transmitting Information Interpreting, Conceptualizing, and Measuring Globalization The Global Economic System Cultural Globalization Political Globalization Globalization: Good or Bad? 4. Humans and Environment A Global Perspective Environmental Ethics Human Impacts on Vegetation Human Impacts on Animals Human Impacts on Land, Soil, Air, and Water Human Impacts on Climate Earth's Vital Signs Sustainability and Sustainable Development 5. Population Geography Fertility Mortality Natural Increase Government Policies The Composition of a Population History of Population Growth Explaining Population Growth Distribution and Density Migration 6. Global Inequalities Explaining Global Inequalities Identifying Global Inequalities Feeding the World Refugees Disasters and Diseases Prospects for Economic Growth Striving for Equality, Fairness, and Social Justice 7. Geographies of Culture and Landscape A World Divided by Culture? Formal Cultural Regions Vernacular Cultural Regions The Making of Cultural Landscapes Language Religion 8. Geographies of Identity and Difference The Cultural Turn The Myth of Race Ethnicity Gender Sexuality Identities and Landscapes Geographies of Well-Being Folk Culture and Popular Culture Tourism 9. Political Geography State Creation Introducing Geopolitics (and Geopolitik) Unstable States Grouping of States Elections: Geography Matters The Geography of Peace and War Our Geopolitical Future? 10. Agricultural Geography The Agricultural Location Problem Distance, Land Value, and Land Use Domesticating Plants and Animals World Agriculture Today: Types and Regions Global Agricultural Restructuring Food Production, Food Consumption, and Identity 11. An Urban World An Urbanizing World The Origins and Growth of Cities The Location of Cities Urban Systems and Hierarchies Global Cities 12. The City and Urban Form Explaining Urban Form Housing and Neighbourhoods Suburbs and Sprawl Inequality and Poverty Cities as Centres of Production and Consumption Transportation and Communication Planning the City Cities of the Less Developed World 13. Geographies of Energy and Industry The Industrial Location Problem The Industrial Revolution Fossil Fuel Sources of Energy World Industrial Geography Globalization and Industrial Geographies Uneven Development in More Developed Countries Conclusion: Where Next? Changing Human Geographies A Changing Discipline Being a Human Geographer: Where We Began Appendix: Human Geography on the Web NEW Online Appendices (taken from the 8/e): Online Appendix 3: The Evolution of Life Appendix 2: Global Physical Geography Appendix 3: The Evolution of Life Glossary References Index