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This twelfth edition of Human Geography retains the organization and structure of its earlier versions. Like them, it seeks to introduce its users to the scope and excitement of geography and its relevance to their daily lives and roles as informed citizens. We recognize that for any students, human geography may be their first or only work in geography and this, their first or only textbook in the discipline. For these students particularly, we seek to convey the richness and breadth of human geography and to give insight into the nature and intellectual challenges of the field of geography itself.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction: Some Background Basics
Part 1 Themes and Fundamentals of Human Geography
2 Roots and Meaning of Culture
3 Spatial Interaction and Spatial Behavior
4 Population: World Patterns, Regional Trends
Part 2 Patterns of Diversity and Unity
5 Language and Religion: Mosaics of Culture
6 Ethnic Geography: Threads of Diversity
7 Cultural Identities and Cultural Landscapes: Diversity and Uniformity