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By offering access to the latest ideas, concepts, and theories in human geography accompanied by a strong foundation in the fundamentals this handbook builds knowledge about places and regions as well as a deeper understanding of the interdependence of places and regions in a globalizing world.Fosters awareness of current issues from a geographic perspective, reflecting developing trends such as the globalization of industry; the upwelling of ethnic regionalisms on the heels of decolonization and new state formation, and the emerging trend toward transnational political and economic organizations. Covers key issues of human geography such as global security, trade in commodities, cultural dimensions of globalization, youth culture, economic aid and outsourcing, bio-terrorism, and more. Offers a rich and diverse cartographic program with hundreds of maps that help reveal the important spatial elements inherent to human geography.For those interested in learning more about human geography.
Table of Contents
|Why Places Matter|
|Why Geography Matters|
|Studying Human Geography|
|Geography Matters The Development of Geographic Thought|
|Geography Matters Geographic Information Systems (GIS)|
|Geography Matters Understanding Maps|
|The Changing Global Context|
|The Changing World|
|Geographic Expansion, Integration, and Change|
|Mapping a New World Geography|
|Organizing the Periphery|
|Visualizing Geography The Legacy of the Roman World-Empire|
|Geography Matters World Leadership Cycles|
|Visualizing Geography Railroads and Geographic Change|
|Geography Matters The Digital Divide|
|Geographies of Population|
|The Demographer's Toolbox|
|Population Distribution and Structure|
|Population Dynamics and Processes|
|Population Movement and Migration|
|Population Debates and Policies|
|Geography Matters GIS Marketing Applications|
|Geography Matters The Baby Boom and Its Impact|
|Geography Matters Guest Workers in the French Auto Industry|
|Nature, Society, and Technology|
|Nature as a Concept|
|The Transformation of Earth by Ancient Humans|
|European Expansion and Globalization|
|Human Action and Recent Environmental Change|
|Geography Matters Global Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol|
|Mapping Cultural Identities|
|Culture as a Geographical Process|
|Building Cultural Complexes|
|Culture and Identity|
|Culture and the Physical Environment|
|Globalization and Cultural Change|
|A Global Culture?|
|Geography Matters The Culture of Hip-Hop|
|Interpreting Places and Landscapes|
|Behavior, Knowledge, and Human Environments|
|Landscape as a Human System|
|Place Making/Place Marketing|
|Visualizing Geography Place Marketing and Economic Development|
|Geography of Economic Development|
|What "Economic Development" Means|
|Everything in Its Place: Principles of Location|
|Pathways to Development|
|Globalization and Local Economic Development|
|Geography Matters How Politics and Culture Modify the Economics of Development|
|Geography Matters Knowledge and Economic Development|
|Geography Matters The Changing Geography of the Clothing Industry|
|Agriculture and Food Production|
|Traditional Agricultural Geography|
|Agricultural Revolution and Industrialization|
|Global Restructuring of Agricultural Systems|
|Social and Technological Change in Global Agriculture Restructuring|
|The Environment and Agricultural Industrialization|
|Geography Matters A Look at the Green Revolution|
|The Politics of Territory and Space|
|The Development of Political Geography|
|Geopolitics and the World Order|
|The Two-Way Street of Politics and Geography|
|Geography Matters Imperialism, Colonization, and the Dismantling of Apartheid in South Africa|
|Urban Geography and Urbanization|
|World Urbanization Today|
|Urban Growth Processes|
|Visualizing Geography Shock Cities: Manchester and Chicago|
|City Spaces: Urban Structure|
|Urban Structure and Land Use|
|Urban Form and Design|
|Urban Trends and Problems|
|Visualizing Geography The 100-Mile City|
|Visualizing Geography Shock City: Lagos, Nigeria|
|Mapping our Futures|
|Global Outlook, Local Prospects|
|Resources, Technology, and Spatial Change|
|Adjusting to the Future|
|Geography Matters The Contenders|
|Geography Matters Mobilization against Globalization|
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