9780471430551

Human Geography in Action, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780471430551

  • ISBN10:

    0471430552

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2003
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Lying on the arid steppes of Central Asia, the Aral Sea (depicted on the front cover) once supported a thriving fishing industry for Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. As the Soviet Union developed the region, the sea shrank to a fraction of its former size, leaving boats high and dry and most fish species gone. Even worse, toxic salts and agricultural chemicals that accumulated on the lake bottom are now exposed to winds and carried to nearby cities, where cancer rates have skyrocketed. How did human and natural systems interact to convert the world's fourth largest lake into an ecological catastrophe? Human Geography in Action, 3/e provides you with the knowledge, the concepts, and the problem-solving skills you need to answer this and many other socially relevant questions. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Michael Kuby: Arizona State University John Harner: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Patricia Gober: Arizona State University

Table of Contents

Preface for the Instructor ix
Preface for the Student xv
CHAPTER 1 True Maps, False Impressions: Making, Manipulating, and Interpreting Maps
Introduction
1(9)
Case Study
10(3)
Activity 1
13(6)
Activity 2
19(12)
Definitions of Key Terms
31(2)
CHAPTER 2 Layers of Tradition: Culture Regions at Different Scales
Introduction
33(6)
Case Study
39(8)
Activity 1
47(4)
Activity 2
51(4)
Activity 3
55(3)
Definitions of Key Terms
58(3)
CHAPTER 3 Tracking the AIDS Epidemic in the United States: Diffusion Through Space and Time
Introduction
61(6)
Case Study
67(4)
Activity 1
71(4)
Activity 2
75(4)
Activity 3
79(3)
Definitions of Key Terms
82(3)
CHAPTER 4 Newton's First Law of Migration: The Gravity Model
Introduction
85(8)
Case Study
93(4)
Activity 1
97(4)
Activity 2
101(2)
Activity 3
103(2)
Activity 4
105(1)
Definitions of Key Terms
106(3)
CHAPTER 5 One Billion and Counting: The Hidden Momentum of Population Growth in India
Introduction
109(8)
Case Study
117(6)
Activity 1
123(2)
Activity 2
125(6)
Activity 3
131(1)
Definitions of Key Terms
132(1)
CHAPTER 6 Help Wanted: The Changing Geography of Jobs
Introduction
133(11)
Case Study
144(7)
Activity 1
151(20)
Activity 2
171(2)
Definitions of Key Terms
173(2)
CHAPTER 7 Rags and Riches: The Dimensions of Development
Introduction
175(17)
Case Study
192(7)
Activity 1
199(2)
Activity 2
201(2)
Activity 3
203(4)
Activity 4
207(4)
Definitions of Key Terms
211(2)
CHAPTER 8 Food for Thought: The Globalization of Agriculture
Introduction
213(8)
Case Study
221(4)
Activity 1
225(8)
Activity 2
233(4)
Activity 3
237(8)
Definitions of Key Terms
245(2)
CHAPTER 9 Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Market Areas and the Urban Hierarchy
Introduction
247(5)
Case Study
252(7)
Activity 1
259(6)
Activity 2
265(8)
Definitions of Key Terms
273(2)
CHAPTER 10 Reading the Urban Landscape: Census Data and Field Observation
Introduction
275(10)
Case Study
285(2)
Activity 1
287(6)
Activity 2
293(4)
Definitions of Key Terms
297(2)
CHAPTER 11 The Disappearing Front Range: Urban Sprawl in Colorado
Introduction
299(10)
Case Study
309(4)
Activity 1
313(4)
Activity 2
317(4)
Activity 3
321(6)
Definitions of Key Terms
327(2)
CHAPTER 12 Do Orange and Green Clash? Residential Segregation in Northern Ireland
Introduction
329(5)
Case Study
334(5)
Activity 1
339(4)
Activity 2
343(5)
Definitions of Key Terms
348(3)
CHAPTER 13 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Nations, States, and Nation-States
Introduction
351(8)
Case Study
359(2)
Activity 1
361(26)
Activity 2
387(30)
Definitions of Key Terms
417(2)
CHAPTER 14 Preserving the Planet: Human Impact on Environmental Systems
Introduction
419(14)
Case Study
433(4)
Activity 1
437(6)
Activity 2
443(4)
Activity 3
447(9)
Definitions of Key Terms
456(3)
APPENDIX Reference Maps
North American Cities
459(2)
North America
461(1)
World Map
462(3)
Index 465(3)
Photo Credits 468

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