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Human Geography: A Short Introduction communicates the complex human geography of the contemporary world using a concise, focused approach. Written in an engaging style, the text conveys the sense of wonder that drives the best in geography. Human Geography is an ideal choice for professors who prefer the flexibility of a succinct and incisive text without compromising on scholarly excellence. It has been deliberately constructed to provide all the basics students will need while simultaneously empowering professors to customize and augment their courses as they see fit.
Features * Detailed and engaging case studies bring the book's broader arguments to life * Elegantly illustrated with an abundance of colorful features and illustrations that add texture and context to the discussion * Every chapter includes a list of further readings and websites for instructors and students * Priced at less than one third the cost of the best-selling books in the field, yet supported by strong graphics and supplements programs, this book represents unparalleled flexibility and value for both students and professors.
John Rennie Short is a well-known, often cited and respected human geographer. He is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The author of 37 books and numerous papers in academic journals, he is the recipient of awards from the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Geographic Society, and the Social Science Research Council.
Table of Contents
PART 1: The Context
1. Home Planet 2. The Intellectual Context
PART 2: People, Resources and Environment
3. Population Trends 4. Population and Food 5. Population and Resources 6. People and The Environment
PART 3: The Economic Organization of Space
7. The Geography of Three Economic Sectors 8. The Economic Geography of Different Scales and Various Agents
PART 4: The Global Organization of Space
9. Creating a Global Economy 10. The Global Geography of Culture
Part 5: The Political Organization of Space
11. Empires 12. The Nation-state
PART 6: The Urban Organization of Space
13. The Urban Transformation 14. Networks of Cities 15. The Internal Structure of the City