An Introduction to Human Geography

An Introduction to Human Geography : issues for the 21st century

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An Introduction to Human Geography presents comprehensive, cutting-edge coverage of human geography. Providing a rich overview of the major topics including population, resources, the economy, citizenship, culture and globalisation, each chapter is written by an expert in the field, offering a unique, engaging and relevant perspective to the subject. Focussing on some of the key geographical challenges facing the world at the beginning of the 21st century, this new edition examines the forces that shape economies and societies. With case studies, key topics and concepts highlighted throughout the text, further supported and extended through a companion website, this bookprovides a thorough introduction to the changing priorities and new directions in human geography.show more

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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 192 x 264 x 20mm | 1,043.26g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0131217666
  • 9780131217669
  • 1,654,991

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Spotlight and Case study matrices Contributors Guided tour Editor's acknowledgements Publisher's acknowledgements Introduction Geography: a discipline for the twenty-first century Peter Daniels, Michael Bradshaw, Denis Shaw and James Sidaway SECTION 1: WORLDS IN THE PAST: CHANGING SCALES OF EXPERIENCE "Edited by Dennis Shaw" Chapter 1: Pre-capitalist worlds, Denis Shaw Chapter 2: The rise and spread of capitalism, Terry Slater Chapter 3: The making of the twentieth-century world, Denis Shaw SECTION 2: POPULATION, RESOURCES, DEVELOPMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT "Edited by Michael Bradshaw" Chapter 4: Demographic transformations, Tony Champion Chapter 5: Resources and development, Michael Bradshaw Chapter 6: Environment and environmentalism, Andrew Millington & Jenny Pickeril Chapter 7: Changing geographies of global food production, Brian Ilbery Chapter 8: Worlds apart: global difference and inequality, Marcus Power SECTION 3:SOCIETY, SETTLEMENT AND CULTURE Edited by Denis Shaw Chapter 9: Cities, Allan Cochrane Chapter 10: Rural Alternatives, Ian Bowler Chapter 11: Social inequalities and spatial excursions, Phil Hubbard Chapter 12: Geography, culture and global change, Cheryl McEwan SECTION 4: PRODUCTION, EXCHANGE AND CONSUMPTION Edited by Peter Daniels Chapter 13: The geography of the economy, Peter Daniels Chapter 14: The global production system: from Fordism to post-Fordism, John Bryson & Nick Henry Chapter 15: The global financial system: worlds of monies, Jane Pollard Chapter 16: Consumption and its geographies, Philip Crang SECTION 5: TERRITORY, STATES, CITIZENSHIP AND GEOPOLITICS Edited by James Sidaway Chapter 17: Geopolitical traditions, James Sidaway Chapter 18: Territoriality: claiming space, David Storey Chapter 19: The place of the nation state, Carl Grundy-Warr & James Sidaway Chapter 20: States, citizenship and collective action, Murray Low Conclusions, challenges and promises Peter Daniels, Michael Bradshaw, Denis Shaw and James Sidaway Glossary Bibliography Indexshow more

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