Barron's How to Prepare for the AP Human Geography Exam

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  • Copyright: 2003-07-01
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This brand new test preparation manual presents an overview of human geography, a history of cartography, and the divisions of geography that focus on population, cultures, political boundaries, economics, agriculture, cities and urban organization, and environmental considerations. Sample test questions with answers appear at the end of each chapter. The book also includes two full-length sample exams that closely reflect the actual AP exam, and include annotated answers to all questions.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Introduction and About the Bookp. 1
The Structure of the Testp. 6
Strategies for Studying for the AP Human Geography Examp. 9
Taking the Practice Examsp. 10
What Is Human Geography?p. 23
History and Development of the Disciplinep. 24
Geography Todayp. 30
Thinking Geographicallyp. 32
Applications of Geographyp. 35
Key Termsp. 36
Sample Questions and Answersp. 38
Additional Resourcesp. 47
Maps, Scale, Space, and Placep. 49
Map Fundamentalsp. 50
Cognitive Mapsp. 56
Describing Locationp. 58
Space and Spatial Processesp. 62
Key Termsp. 66
Sample Questions and Answersp. 70
Additional Resourcesp. 80
Population Geographyp. 83
Human Population: A Global Perspectivep. 84
Population Parameters and Processesp. 87
Human Migrationp. 92
Population Structure and Compositionp. 98
Population and Sustainabilityp. 101
Key Termsp. 104
Sample Questions and Answersp. 107
Additional Resourcesp. 118
Cultural Geographyp. 120
Cultural Basicsp. 121
Languagep. 123
Religionp. 128
Ethnicityp. 133
Popular Culturep. 135
Key Termsp. 137
Sample Questions and Answersp. 141
Additional Resourcesp. 149
Political Geographyp. 152
What Is Political Geography?p. 153
The Geography of Local and Regional Politicsp. 153
Territory, Borders, and the Geography of Nationsp. 158
International Political Geographyp. 163
Spatial Conflictp. 166
Key Termsp. 167
Sample Questions and Answersp. 170
Additional Resourcesp. 177
Economic Geographyp. 179
Industrializationp. 180
Models of Development and Measures of Productivityp. 185
Global Economic Patternsp. 189
Location Principlesp. 191
Development, Equality, and Sustainabilityp. 194
Globalizationp. 196
Key Termsp. 197
Sample Questions and Answersp. 201
Additional Resourcesp. 209
Agriculture and Rural Geographyp. 212
Historical Geography of Agriculturep. 213
Geography of Modern Agriculturep. 219
Agriculture and the Environmentp. 224
Key Termsp. 225
Sample Questions and Answersp. 228
Additional Resourcesp. 235
Urban Geographyp. 237
Historical Geography of Urban Environmentsp. 238
Culture and Urban Formp. 242
The Spatial Organization of Urban Environmentsp. 245
Urban Planningp. 250
Key Termsp. 252
Sample Questions and Answersp. 256
Additional Resourcesp. 265
Practice Test 1p. 267
Testp. 267
Answers and Explanationsp. 283
Practice Test 2p. 296
Testp. 296
Answers and Explanationsp. 315
Indexp. 329
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