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For courses in Human Geography. This innovative new textbook explores current human geography in the bold visual style that distinguishes Dorling Kindersley (DK) publications. Thinking Geographically; Population; Migration; Culture; Language; Religion; Ethnicity; Political Geography; Development; Agriculture; Industry; Settlements and Services; Urban Patterns; Resource Issues.
Essential topics within each chapter are organized into self-contained two-page spreads; eliminating all excess verbiage, the narrative has been constructed around the illustrative material. Together with the graphics, Rubensteinís clear and efficient writing engages students, presenting complex information without sacrificing the high-quality geography essential to students and instructors.
An interesting reference for anyone interested in learning more about human geography.
Table of Contents
|The history of geography|
|The science of geography|
|Contemporary mapping tools|
|Places: Unique locations|
|Regions: Unique areas|
|Scale: Global patterns|
|Space: Distribution of features|
|Connections between places|
|Components of growth|
|Fertility and morality|
|The demographic transition|
|Declining birth rates|
|The epidemiological transition|
|Global health threats|
|Reasons to migrate|
|Characteristics of migrants|
|Global migration patterns|
|US immigration patterns|
|Immigrants to US|
|Migration between regions|
|Migration within region|
|Origin and diffusion of folk culture|
|Origin and diffusion of popular culture|
|Distribution of languages|
|Origin and diffusion of English|
|Global dominance of english|
|Preserving endangered languages|
|French and Spanish in North America|
|Distribution of religions|
|Distribution of US religions|
|Geographic origin of religions|
|Diffusion of religions|
|The middle east|
|US ethnic distribution|
|Ethnicity and race|
|Transforming ethnicities into nationalities|
|Nation-states and multinational states|
|Combining and dividing ethnicities|
|Development of states|
|Shapes of states|
|Boundaries between states|
|Boundaries inside states|
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