9780073522876

Introduction to Geography

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073522876

  • ISBN10:

    0073522872

  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/5/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

This market-leading book introduces college students to the breadth and spatial insights of the field of geography. The authors' approach allows the major research traditions of geography to dictate the principal themes. Chapter 1 introduces students to the four organizing traditions that have emerged through the long history of geographical thought and writing: earth science, culture-environment, location, and area analysis. Each of the four parts of this book centers on one of these geographic perspectives.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Maps
The Earth Science Tradition
Physical Geography: Landforms
Physical Geography: Weather and Climate
The Geography of Natural Resources
The Culture-Environment Tradition
Population Geography
Cultural Geography
Spatial Interaction
Political Geography
The Location Tradition
Economic Geography
An Urban World
Human Impact on the Environment
The Area Analysis Tradition
The Regional Concept
Appendices
Glossary
Index
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