Author: James M. Rubenstein
Release Date: 2018-02-14
NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. For Books a la Carte editions that include MyLab(tm) or Mastering(tm), several versions may exist for each title--including customized versions for individual schools--and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a Course ID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use MyLab or Mastering platforms. For courses in human geography. What's your map to human geography? Contemporary Human Geography is a modular springboard into essential human and cultural geography concepts, designed for the modern geography reader. This brief, innovative text explores contemporary human geography with a bold, visual style, with topics organized into self-contained, two-page spreads. Rubenstein's efficient writing presents information clearly without sacrificing high-quality content. The 4th Edition offers new MapMaster 2.0, which is inspired by GIS and leverages recent data from the US Census Bureau, UN, CIA, World Bank, PRB, NOAA, NASA, USGS, and more. It enables readers to analyze and critically think about data through the visualization of mapping. This can help individuals connect critical, global issues to their local geography, addressing key concepts. With thousands of maps to explore, and the ability to upload their own data, readers can fully engage with the content. Also available with Mastering Geography Mastering(tm) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and often improves results for each student. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult human geography concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering(tm) Geography does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geography, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the loose-leaf version of the text and Mastering Geography, search for: 0134803345 / 9780134803340 Contemporary Human Geography, Books a la Carte Plus Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134747135 / 9780134747132 Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Contemporary Human Geography 0134772431 / 9780134772431 Contemporary Human Geography, Books a la Carte Edition
Author: James M. Rubenstein
Release Date: 2018-01-26
Genre: Human geography
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Author: James M. Rubenstein
Release Date: 2015-02-17
For courses in Human Geography Eye-catching learning modules get students straight to the important concepts Contemporary Human Geography is a beautifully crafted, modular springboard into essential human and cultural geography concepts, designed for the contemporary geography student. This brief, innovative text explores current human geography in the bold visual style that distinguishes Dorling Kindersley (DK) publications. Topics within each chapter are organized into modular, self-contained, two-page spreads. Together with the graphics, Rubenstein’s efficient writing presents information clearly without sacrificing the high-quality geography content essential to students and instructors. The Third Edition offers an updated cartography program, new pedagogical tools to help guide students, and the latest data and applications. Also Available with MasteringGeography™ This title is also available with MasteringGeography -- an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with Contemporary Human Geography to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced coaching activities provide individualized coaching to keep students on track. With a wide range of visual and media-rich activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringGeography does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringGeography search for ISBN-10: 0321994302/ISBN-13: 9780321994301. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321999010/ISBN-13: 9780321999016 and ISBN-10: 0134007956/ISBN-13: 9780134007953. MasteringGeography should only be purchased when required by an instructor.
Geographies of Globalization 2nd edition offers an animated and fully-updated exposition of the geographical impacts of globalization and the contribution of human geography to studies and debates in this area. Energetic and engaging, this book: • Illustrates how the core principles of human geography – such as space and scale – lead to a better understanding of the phenomenon • Debates the historical evolution of globalized society • Analyses the interconnected economic, political and cultural geographies of globalization • Examines the impact of global transformations ‘on the ground’ using examples from six continents • Discusses the three global crises currently facing the world – inequality, the environment and unstable capitalism most recently manifested in the Great Recession • Articulates a human geographical framework for progressive globalization and approaching solutions to the problems we face Boxed sections highlight key concepts and innovative work by geographers as well as topical and lively debates concerning current global trends. The book is also generously illustrated with a wide range of Figures, photographs, and maps.
Author: R. J. Johnston
Release Date: 1995-04-11
Genre: Social Science
Johnston traced the debates within human geography since 1945 over philosophical and methodological issues. In the present book, the aim is the complementary one of giving an introduction to the foundation of those discussions, assuming no prior knowledge of philosophy.
More than any other book for the introductory human geography course, Contemporary Human Geography shows what geographers actually do--how they conduct research, develop new insights, teach us about the world from a geographer's perspective, and apply their skills in a wide range of academic and professional pursuits. With each chapter organized by five themes (mobility, region, globalization, nature-culture, cultural landscape), Contemporary Human Geography introduces students to fascinating topics such as vampire tourism, the rise of the LBGT districts, texting and language modification, and more, continually reinforcing the geographers' contributions of geographers to our understanding of how we live in the a globalized modern world. The authors structure this coverage around specific learning objectives, to help students focus on essential concepts and prepare for class discussions, assignments, and exams.
Author: Tim Hall
Release Date: 2002-01-04
This text introduces both 'traditional' and contemporary approaches and perspectives in urban geography. This substantially revised edition of Urban Geography now features updates on recent urban policy initiatives and urban changes, including the influence of CCTV on the city and the impacts of Millennium projects. New sections contain: * an evaluation of the impact of place promotion * a discussion of new cultural geography and the city * a new chapter on sustainable urban development * boxed case studies * further reading suggestions * extensive illustrations.
Author: Derek Gregory
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-09-23
Genre: Social Science
With clear, critical, and constructive surveys of key terms by leading researchers in the field, The Dictionary of Human Geography, fifth edition, remains the definitive guide to the concepts and debates in human geography. Comprehensively revised new edition of a highly successful text with over 300 key terms appearing for the first time Situates Human Geography within the humanities, social sciences and sciences as a whole Written by leading experts in the field Major entries not only describe the development of concepts, contributions and debates in Human Geography but also advance them Features a new consolidated bibliography along with a detailed index and systematic cross-referencing of headwords
Author: Edward L. Jackiewicz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date: 2012-02-16
Genre: Social Science
This comprehensive study offers a thematic approach to Latin America, focusing on the dynamic connections between people, places, and environments rather than on pre-defined notions about the region. The book’s well-rounded and accessible analysis includes discussions of borders and migration; transnationalism and globalization; urbanization and the material, environmental and social landscapes of cities; and the connections between economic development and political change. The authors also explore social and cultural themes such as the illegal drug trade, tourism, children, and cinema. Offering a nuanced and clear perspective, this book will be a valuable resource for all those interested in the politics, economy, and society of a rapidly globalizing continent. Contributions by: Fernando J. Bosco, J. Christopher Brown, James Craine, Altha J. Cravey, Giorgio Hadi Curti, James Hayes, Edward L. Jackiewicz, Thomas Klak, Mirek Lipinski, Regan M. Maas, Araceli Masterson-Algar, Kent Mathewson, Sarah A. Moore, Linda Quiquivix, Zia Salim, Kate Swanson, and Benjamin Timms.
City provides an accessible yet critical introduction to one of the key concepts in human geography. Always at the heart of discussions in social theory, the definition and specification of ‘the city’ nonetheless remains illusive. In this volume, Phil Hubbard locates the concept of ‘the city’ within current traditions of social thought, providing a basis for understanding its varying usages and meanings through a critical discussion of the contribution of key authors and thinkers. Written in a lively and accessible style, the individual chapters of City offer a thematic overview of four dominant ways of approaching cities: as lived-in places as imagined spaces as networks of association as technologies of flow. Drawing on a diverse range of literatures and case studies, the book spells out the importance of a geographical perspective on the city, suggesting that it is only by bringing these different ways of mapping the city together that we can begin to make sense of cities.
Economic Geography is a comprehensive introduction to this growing field, providing students with a vibrant and distinctive geographical insight into the economy. Contrasts a distinctively geographical approach with popular conceptions and assumptions in economics and management studies Debates a wide range of topics including economic discourses, uneven development, commodity chains, technology and agglomeration, the commodification of nature, states, transnational corporations, labour, consumption, economic cultures, gender, and ethnic economies Is richly illustrated with examples, vignettes, and case studies drawn from a variety of sectors around the world Is written in a clear, engaging and lively style Includes a rich array of photos, figures, text boxes, sample essay questions and annotated lists of further reading
Author: Colin Flint
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Genre: Political Science
This new updated edition of Introduction to Geopolitics presents the overarching themes of geopolitical structures and agents in an engaging and accessible manner, which requires no previous knowledge of theory or current affairs. Using new pertinent case studies and guided exercises the title explains the contemporary global power of the United States and the challenges it is facing, the persistence of nationalist conflicts, migration, cyberwar, terrorism, and environmental geopolitics. Case studies of the rise of the so-called Islamic State, the South China Sea disputes, the Syrian civil war, the Korean conflict, and Israel-Palestine emphasize the multi-faceted nature of conflict. The book raises questions by incorporating international and long term historical perspectives and introduces readers to different theoretical viewpoints, including feminist contributions. The new edition features expanded sections on network geopolitics and non-state actors, a new section on geopolitics of transnational business, cyberwar, an interpretation of ISIS within historical geopolitical trends, as well as expanded discussion of the relevance of Boserup and neo-Malthusians to environmental geopolitics. Introduction to Geopolitics will provide its readers with a set of critical analytical tools for understanding the actions of states as well as non-state actors acting in competition over resources and power. Both students and general readers will find this book an essential stepping-stone to a deeper and critical understanding of contemporary conflicts.
Today’s rapidly flowing global economy, hit by recession following the financial crisis of 2008/9, means the geographical economic perspective has never been more important. An Introduction to Economic Geography comprehensively guides you through the core issues and debates of this vibrant and exciting area, whilst also exploring the range of approaches and paradigms currently invigorating the wider discipline. Rigorous and accessible, the authors demystify and enliven a crucial subject for geographical study. Underpinned by the themes of globalisation, uneven development and place, the text explores the diversity and vitality of contemporary economic geography. It balances coverage of 'traditional' areas such as regional development and labour markets with insight into new and evolving topics like neoliberalism, consumption, creativity and alternative economic practices. An Introduction to Economic Geography is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in Economic Geography, Globalisation Studies and more broadly in Human Geography. It will also be of key interest to anyone in Planning, Business and Management Studies and Economics.