The Cultural Landscape

The Cultural Landscape : An Introduction to Human Geography

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For introductory courses in Human Geography or Cultural Geography.The purpose of the updated Seventh Edition is to provide professors and students with a human geography textbook that contains materials about recent world events triggered by the September 11th attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. The text has an established track record as the leader in the field due to its sound pedagogy, timeliness, and readability. It is widely adopted and praised because it is clearly written and organized, up-to-date, and approaches topics in ways that appeal to the majority of introductory human geography instructors and students.show more

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  • Paperback | 521 pages
  • 210.82 x 276.86 x 27.94mm | 1,406.13g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • colour illustrations colour maps
  • 0130460230
  • 9780130460233

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with Summary, Case Study Revisited, Key Terms, Thinking Geographically, On the Internet, Further Readings, and Contemporary Geographic Tools.) 1. Thinking Geographically. Case Study: Big Mac Attack. Key Issue 1: Thinking about Space. Key Issue 2: Thinking about Place. Key Issue 3: Thinking about Region. Key Issue 4: Thinking about Scale. Key Issue 5: Thinking about Connections. 2. Population. Case Study: Population Growth in India. Key Issue 1: Where Is the World's Population Distributed? Key Issue 2: Where Has the World's Population Increased? Key Issue 3: Why Is Population Increasing at Different Rates in Different Countries? Key Issue 4: Why Might the World Face an Overpopulation Problem? 3. Migration. Case Study: Migrating to Spain. Key Issue 1: Why Do People Migrate? Key Issue 2: Where Are Migrants Distributed? Key Issue 3: Why Do Migrants Face Obstacles? Key Issue 4: Why Do People Migrate Within a Country? 4. Folk and Popular Culture. Case Study: The Aboriginal Artists of Australia at Lincoln Center. Key Issue 1: Where Do Folk and Popular Cultures Originate and Diffuse? Key Issue 2: Why is Folk Culture Clustered? Key Issue 3: Why Is Popular Culture Widely Distributed? Key Issue 4: Why Does Globalization of Popular Culture Cause Problems? 5. Language. Case Study: French and Spanish in the United States and Canada. Key Issue 1: Where Are English-Language Speakers Distributed? Key Issue 2: Why Is English Related to Other Languages? Key Issue 3: Where Are Other Language Families Distributed? Key Issue 4: Why Do People Preserve Local Languages? 6. Religion. Case Study: The Dalai Lama vs. the People's Republic of China. Key Issue 1: Where Are Religions Distributed? Key Issue 2: Why Do Religions Have Different Distributions? Key Issue 3: Why Do Religions Organize Space in Distinctive Patterns? Key Issue 4: Why Do Territorial Conflicts Arise Among Religious Groups? 7. Ethnicity. Case Study: Ethnic Conflict in Rwanda. Key Issue 1: Where Are Ethnicities Distributed? Key Issue 2: Why Have Ethnicities Been Transformed into Nationalities? Key Issue 3: Why Do Ethnicities Clash? 8. Political Geography. Case Study: Changing Borders in Europe. Key Issue 1: Where Are States Located? Key Issue 2: Where Are Boundaries Drawn Between States? Key Issue 3: Why Do Boundaries Between States Cause Problems? Key Issue 4: Why Do States Cooperate with Each Other? Key Issue 5: Why Has Terrorism Increased? 9. Development. Case Study: Bangladesh's Development Problems. Key Issue 1: Why Does Development Vary Among Countries? Key Issue 2: Where Are More and Less Developed Countries Distributed? Key Issue 3: Why Do Less Developed Countries Face Obstacles to Development? 10. Agriculture. Case Study: Wheat Farmers in Kansas and Pakistan. Key Issue 1: Where Did Agriculture Originate? Key Issue 2: Where Are Agricultural Regions in Less Developed Countries? Key Issue 3: Where Are Agricultural Regions in More Developed Countries? Key Issue 4: Why Does Agriculture Vary Among Regions? 11. Industry. Case Study: Maquiladoras in Mexico. Key Issue 1: Where Did Industry Originate? Key Issue 2: Where Is Industry Distributed? Key Issue 3: Why Do Industries Have Different Distributions? Key Issue 4: Why Do Industries Face Problems? 12. Services. Case Studies: Obtaining Goods in Romania. Key Issue 1: Where Did Services Originate? Key Issue 2: Why Are Consumer Services Distributed in a Regular Pattern? Key Issue 3: Why Do Business Services Locate in Large Settlements? Key Issue 4: Why Do Services Cluster Downtown? 13. Urban Patterns. Case Studies: Two Families in New Jersey. Key Issue 1: Where Have Urban Areas Grown? Key Issue 2: Where Are People Distributed Within Urban Areas? Key Issue 3: Why Do Inner Cities Have Distinctive Problems? Key Issue 4: Why Do Suburbs Have Distinctive Problems? 14. Resource Issues. Case Studies: Pollution in Mexico City. Key Issue 1: Why Are Fossil-Fuel Resources Being Depleted? Key Issue 2: Why Are Resources Being Polluted? Key Issue 3: Why Are Global Food Resources Expandable?show more

About James M. Rubenstein

Dr. James M. Rubenstein received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1975. His dissertation on French urban planning was later developed into a book entitled The French New Towns (Johns Hopkins University Press). In 1976 he joined the faculty at Miami University, where he is currently Professor of Geography and Chair of the Department of Geography. Besides teaching courses on Urban and Human Geography and writing textbooks, Dr. Rubenstein also conducts research in the automotive industry and has published two books on the subject entitled The Changing U.S. Auto Industry: A Geographical Analysis (Routledge) and Making and Selling Cars: Innovation and Change in the U.S. Auto Industry (The Johns Hopkins University Press). Originally from Baltimore, he is an avid Orioles fan. Stormy, a lab-pointer mix, takes Dr. Rubenstein for a long walk in the woods every day. This book is dedicated to Bernadette Unger, Dr. Rubenstein's wife, who has stuck with him through thick and thin. Dr. Rubenstein also gratefully thanks the rest of his family for their love and support.show more

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