Introduction to Geography

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-08-30
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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This market-leading book introduces college students to the breadth and spatial insights of the field of geography. The authors' approach allows the major research traditions of geography to dictate the principal themes. Chapter 1 introduces students to the four organizing traditions that have emerged through the long history of geographical thought and writing: earth science, culture-environment, location, and area analysis. Each of the four parts of this book centers on one of these geographic perspectives.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Maps

Part 1 The Earth Science Tradition

3 Physical Geography: Landforms

4 Physical Geography: Weather and Climate

5 The Geography of Natural Resources

Part 2 The Culture-Environment Tradition

6 Population Geography

7 Cultural Geography

8 Spatial Interaction

9 Political Geography

Part 3 The Locational Tradition

10 Economic Geography

11 Urban Geography

12 Human Impact on the Environment

Part 4 The Area Analysis Tradition

13 The Regional Concept

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