Human Geography in Action, 5th Edition

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  • Copyright: 2009-09-01
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The new fifth edition enhances coverage in the field by enabling economists and political geographers to work online with GIS maps, spreadsheets, simulations, and animated graphs. The book has been updated to use maps of traditional foods and vernacular phrases for soft drinks to illustrate culture regions. Expanded discussions of migration include a look at international immigration. New material is also presented on the local food movement and the breakdown in negotiations for agricultural trade agreements at the Doha trade summit. In addition, economists and political geographers will find key terms throughout the chapters such as creative class, outsourcing, substitution of capital for labor, and transit-oriented development.

Table of Contents

Preface for the Instructor vii
Preface for the Student xv
Chapter 1
True Maps, False Impressions
Making, Manipulating, and Interpreting Maps
Introductionp. 1
Case Studyp. 11
Activity 1: Scalep. 15
Activity 2: Thematic Mapsp. 21
Definitions of Key Termsp. 32
Chapter 2
Layers of Tradition
Culture Regions at Different Scales
Introductionp. 34
Case Studyp. 40
Activity 1: Mapping Culture Regionsp. 49
Activity 2: Culture Traits of Your Culture Sub-regionp. 53
Activity 3: Regional Imageryp. 57
Definitions of Key Termsp. 60
Chapter 3
Tracking the AIDS Epidemic in the United States
Diffusion through Space and Time
Introductionp. 62
Case Studyp. 70
Activity 1: Mapping Diffusion of AIDSp. 75
Activity 2: AIDS Rates and Distance from
Initial Centersp. 79
Activity 3: S-Curvesp. 83
Definitions of Key Termsp. 86
Chapter 4
Newton's First Law of Migration
The Gravity Model
Introductionp. 89
Case Studyp. 97
Activity 1: Predicting Migration with the Gravity Modelp. 10
Activity 2: Scatter Diagramp. 105
Activity 3: Residual Mapp. 107
Activity 4: Evaluationp. 109
Definitions of Key Termsp. 110
Chapter 5
One Billion and Counting
The Hidden Momentum of Population
Growth in India
Introductionp. 112
Case Studyp. 122
Activity 1: Matching Demographic Descriptions with
Population Pyramidsp. 127
Activity 2: Demographic Momentump. 129
Activity 3: Interpreting Population Changep. 135
Definitions of Key Termsp. 136
Chapter 6
Help Wanted
The Changing Geography of Jobs
Introductionp. 137
Case Studyp. 148
Activity 1: Regional Economic Specializationp. 153
Activity 2: Regional Multipliersp. 173
Definitions of Key Termsp. 175
Chapter 7
Rags and Riches
The Dimensions of Development
Introductionp. 177
Case Studyp. 194
Activity 1: Economic Model of Developmentp. 201
Activity 2: Human Welfare Model of Developmentp. 203
Activity 3: Comparing Economic Development and Human
Welfare Development Modelsp. 205
Activity 4: Alternative Indicators of Developmentp. 209
Definitions of Key Ternsp. 213
Chapter 8
Food for Thought
The Globalization of Agriculture
Introductionp. 215
Case Studyp. 223
Activity 1: Agricultural Landscapes and
Production Methodsp. 227
Activity 2: Global Sources for Your
Local Supermarketp. 235
Activity 3: Remote Sensing and Agricultural
Land-Use Changep. 239
Definitions of Key Termsp. 247
Chapter 9
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Market Areas and the Urban Hierarchy
Introductionp. 249
Case Studyp. 254
Activity 1: Threshold of a Functionp. 261
Activity 2: Market Area Geographyp. 267
Definitions of Key Termsp. 277
Chapter 10
Reading the Urban Landscape
Census Data and Field Observation
Introductionp. 278
Case Studyp. 289
Activity 1: Census Tract Datap. 291
Activity 2: Field Surveyp. 297
Definitions of Key Termsp. 301
Chapter 11
The Disappearing Front Range
Urban Sprawl in Colorado
Introductionp. 303
Case Studyp. 313
Activity 1: Transportation and Urban Growthp. 317
Activity 2: Urban Sprawl Scenario Analysisp. 321
Activity 3: Urban Sprawl Debate and Consensus
Buildingp. 325
Definitions of Key Termsp. 331
Chapter 12
Do Orange and Green Clash?
Residential Segregation in Northern Ireland
Introductionp. 333
Case Studyp. 338
Activity 1: Mapping Religious Affiliationp. 343
Activity 2: Index of Segregationp. 347
Definitions of Key Termsp. 354
Chapter 13
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Nations, States, and Nation-States
Introductionp. 356
Case Studyp. 365
Activity 1: The Rise of Nationalism and the Fall of
Yugoslaviap. 367
Activity 2: Iraqaphobiap. 393
Definitions of Key Termsp. 442
Chapter 14
Preserving the Planet
Human Impact on Environmental Systems
Introductionp. 444
Case Studyp. 460
Activity I: Environmental Impacts (IPAT) by Development
Categoryp. 465
Activity 2: Human-Environment Systems Analysisp. 471
Activity 3: Conflicting Viewpoints on Environmental
Problemsp. 473
Definitions of Key Termsp. 483
Reference Maps
North American Citiesp. 485
North Americap. 487
World Mapp. 488
Indexp. 491
Photo Creditsp. 495
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