Author: James M. Rubenstein
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2013-01-02
Trusted for its timeliness, readability, and sound pedagogy,The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography emphasizes the relevance of geographic concepts to human problems. The relationship between globalization and cultural diversity is woven throughout; Rubenstein addresses these themes with a clear organization and presentation that engages students and appeals to instructors. TheEleventh Edition focuses on issues of access and inequality to discuss negative trends (such as the economic downturn, depleting resources, and human-caused climate change) as well as positive steps taken (sustainability, technology, regime change, women's rights, and more). An updated design is optimized for eBooks and more effective student learning. The cartography and photos are fully updated.
Author: James M. Rubenstein
Release Date: 2013-08-14
Genre: Human geography
Trusted for its timeliness, readability, and sound pedagogy, The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography emphasizes the relevance of geographic concepts to human challenges. The relationship between globalization and cultural diversity is woven throughout; Rubenstein addresses these themes with a clear organization and presentation that engages students and appeals to instructors. The Eleventh Edition focuses on issues of access and inequality to discuss negative trends (such as the economic downturn, depleting resources, and human-caused climate change) as well as positive steps taken (sustainability, technology, regime change, women's rights, and more). An updated design is optimized for eBooks and more effective student learning. The cartography and photos are fully updated.
Author: Mark Boyle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-12-03
Using the story of the rise and faltering of the West as its backdrop, this book provides for beginning students a clear and concise introduction to Human Geography, including its threshold concepts, key thinkers and their theories, contemporary debates, and celebrated case studies. Introduces and applies the basic concepts of human geography in clear, concise, and engaging prose Addresses important thinkers, debates, and theories in an accessible manner with a focus on discerning the inherent Western bias in these ideas Incorporates case studies that explore human geographies which are being made in non western regions, including Asia, the Middle East, and South America Offers an array of student resources, including learning objectives, checklists of key ideas, further exploration boxes, glossaries, end-of-chapter essay questions, and suggestions for further reading Accompanied by a website at www.wiley.com/go/boyle (available on publication) featuring additional quizzes, questions, resources, and podcasts for students, alongside chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint slides for instructors Explores the significance of the ascendance (and degeneration?) of the West since around the fifteenth century in the shaping of the key demographic, environmental, social, economic, political, and cultural processes active in the world today
Author: Sheldon Anderson
Release Date: 2018-04-24
Genre: Political Science
This core text is the first to provide a much-needed interdisciplinary approach to international studies. Emphasizing the interconnected nature of history, geography, anthropology, economics, and political science, International Studies details the methodologies and subject matter of each discipline then applies these discipline lenses to seven regions: Europe; East Asia and the Pacific; South and Central Asia; sub-Saharan Africa; the Middle East and North Africa; Latin America; and North America. This disciplinary and regional combination provides an indispensable, cohesive framework for understanding global issues. The fully updated fourth edition includes four new global issues chapters: The Refugee Crisis in Europe; The Syrian Civil War and the Rise of the Islamic State; Global Climate Change; and The Globalization of Modern Sports.
Simply stated, geography studies the locations of things and the explanations that underlie spatial distributions. Profound forces at work throughout the world have made geographical knowledge increasingly important for understanding numerous human dilemmas and our capacities to address them. With more than 1,200 entries, the Encyclopedia of Geography reflects how the growth of geography has propelled a demand for intermediaries between the abstract language of academia and the ordinary language of everyday life. The six volumes of this encyclopedia encapsulate a diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline in the early 21st century. Key Features Gives a concise historical sketch of geography's long, rich, and fascinating history, including human geography, physical geography, and GIS Provides succinct summaries of trends such as globalization, environmental destruction, new geospatial technologies, and cyberspace Decomposes geography into the six broad subject areas: physical geography; human geography; nature and society; methods, models, and GIS; history of geography; and geographer biographies, geographic organizations, and important social movements Provides hundreds of color illustrations and images that lend depth and realism to the text Includes a special map section Key Themes Physical Geography Human Geography Nature and Society Methods, Models, and GIS People, Organizations, and Movements History of Geography This encyclopedia strategically reflects the enormous diversity of the discipline, the multiple meanings of space itself, and the diverse views of geographers. It brings together the diversity of geographical knowledge, making it an invaluable resource for any academic library.
Author: Frank R. Spellman
Publisher: Government Institutes
Release Date: 2010-03-16
Geography is a multidisciplinary field which looks at both physical and social aspects of the world. The broad scope of the field makes it a daunting area for those who do not have a specific background in it. Geography for Non-Geographers thus introduces readers to the most important aspects of geography and how they affect us. It covers all areas of geography, from physical geography to climate and weather to human and cultural geography. Geography for Non-Geographers is presented in an accessible and straightforward manner, explaining scientific concepts in the most basic way possible. Along with basic geographical principles, the text provides a clear, concise presentation of the consequences of the physical interactions with the environment we inhabit. Each chapter ends with a chapter review test to help evaluate mastery of the concepts presented. Readers acquire an understanding of and skill in geographical principles, adding a critical component to their professional knowledge.
Author: Jonas Bendiksen
Release Date: 2008
Wie wohnen und leben die Menschen in den Armutsvierteln der Welt? Wie sieht ihre Unterkunft aus, worauf sind sie stolz, und welche Probleme beschäftigen sie? Der Fotograf Jonas Bendiksen hat mehrere Monate in den Slums von Nairobi, Mumbai, Jakarta und Caracas verbracht. Seine einzigartigen 360-Grad-Aufnahmen bringen die räumlich und sozial Ausgegrenzten und ihr Zuhause eindringlich nahe. In kurzen Berichten schildern die Bewohner selbst, wie sie Not und Gewalt, aber auch Arbeit und sozialen Zusammenhalt erleben. Dieser Band gibt den am Rand der Metropolen ums Überleben kämpfenden Menschen eine Stimme und ein Gesicht.