Places and Regions in Global Context

Places and Regions in Global Context : Human Geography, Updated

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For introductory courses in Human or Cultural Geography found in Geography, Anthropology, or Social Science departments.This Updated Second Edition provides 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 Updated Second Edition contains new materials that address the actual world events triggered by the attacks, and perhaps, more importantly, adds materials focused on providing professors with a tool to more effectively help their students understand the roots of these problems. Additionally, there is new material in the book to help professors teach their students something more about terrorism as a concept."In order to understand places, they must first be made meaningful to us." Knox/Marston's exciting contemporary approach gives people and places meaning by covering compelling topics that integrate today's local, regional, and global perspectives. It provides not only a body of knowledge about places and regions, but also a deep understanding of the interdependence of places and regions in a globalizing world. Coverage throughout is intellectually empowering and capable of cultivating a life-long geographical imagination. The authors give students access to the latest ideas, concepts, and theories while concurrently developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals.
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  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 215.9 x 285.8 x 25.4mm | 1,419.76g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • glossary, further reading
  • 0130460311
  • 9780130460318

Table of contents

(NOTE: All chapters begin with Main Points, and conclude with Conclusion, Main Points Revisited, Key Terms, Additional Reading, and Exercises.)1. Geography Matters. Why Places Matter. Why Geography Matters. Studying Human Geography. 1.1: Geography Matters-The Development of Geographic Thought. 1.2: Geography Matters-Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 1.3: Geography Matters-Understanding Maps.2. The Changing Global Context. The Changing World. Geographic Expansion, Integration, and Change. Mapping a New World Geography. Organizing the Periphery. Globalization. 2.1: Visualizing Geography-The Legacy of the Roman World-Empire. 2.2: Geography Matters-World Leadership Cycles. 2.3: Visualizing Geography-Railroads and Geographic Change. 2.4: Geography Matters-The Digital Divide.3. Geographies of Population. The Demographer's Toolbox. Population Distribution and Structure. Population Dynamics and Processes. Population Movement and Migration. Population Debates and Policies. 3.1: Geography Matters-GIS Marketing Applications. 3.2: Geography Matters-The Baby Boom and Its Impact. 3.3: Geography Matters-Guest Workers in the French Auto Industry.4. Nature, Society, and Technology. Nature as a Concept. The Transformation of Earth by Ancient Humans. European Expansion and Globalization. Human Action and Recent Environmental Change. 4.1: Geography Matters-Global Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.5. Mapping Cultural Identities. Culture as a Geographical Process. Building Cultural Complexes. Cultural Systems. Cultural Nationalism. Culture and Identity. Culture and the Physical Environment. Globalization and Cultural Change. A Global Culture? 5.1: Geography Matters-The Culture of Hip-Hop.6. Interpreting Places and Landscapes. Behavior, Knowledge, and Human Environments. Landscape as a Human System. Place Making/Place Marketing. Coded Spaces. Postmodern Spaces. 6.1: Visualizing Geography-Place Marketing and Economic Development.7. Geography of Economic Development. What "Economic Development" Means. Everything in Its Place: Principles of Location. Pathways to Development. Globalization and Local Economic Development. 7.1: Geography Matters-How Politics and Culture Modify the Economics of Development. 7.2: Geography Matters-Knowledge and Economic Development. 7.3: Geography Matters-The Changing Geography of the Clothing Industry.8. Agriculture and Food Production. Traditional Agricultural Geography. Agricultural Revolution and Industrialization. Global Restructuring of Agricultural Systems. Social and Technological Change in Global Agriculture Restructuring. The Environment and Agricultural Industrialization. 8.1: Geography Matters-A Look at the Green Revolution.9. The Politics of Territory and Space. The Development of Political Geography. Geopolitics and the World Order. The Two-Way Street of Politics and Geography. 9.1: Geography Matters-Imperialism, Colonization, and the Dismantling of Apartheid in South Africa.10. Urbanization. Urban Geography and Urbanization. Urban Origins. World Urbanization Today. Urban Growth Processes. 10.1: Visualizing Geography-Shock Cities: Manchester and Chicago.11. City Spaces: Urban Structure. Urban Structure and Land Use. Urban Form and Design. Urban Trends and Problems. 11.1: Visualizing Geography-The 100-Mile City. 11.2: Visualizing Geography-Shock City: Lagos, Nigeria.12. Future Geographies. Mapping our Futures. Future Scenarios. Global Outlook, Local Prospects. Resources, Technology, and Spatial Change. Adjusting to the Future. 12.1: Geography Matters-The Contenders. 12.2: Geography Matters-Mobilization against Globalization.Glossary. Credits. Index.
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