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Places and Regions in Global Context : Human Geography,9780131497054

Places and Regions in Global Context : Human Geography

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5th
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9780131497054

ISBN10:
0131497057
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2010
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

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

Geography Matters
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
Globalization
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
Cultural Systems
Cultural Nationalism
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
Coded Spaces
Postmodern Spaces
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
Urbanization
Urban Geography and Urbanization
Urban Origins
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
Future Geographies
Mapping our Futures
Future Scenarios
Global Outlook, Local Prospects
Resources, Technology, and Spatial Change
Adjusting to the Future
Geography Matters The Contenders
Geography Matters Mobilization against Globalization
Glossary
Credits
Index
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