Places and Regions in Global Context

Places and Regions in Global Context : Human Geography

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For introductory courses in Human or Cultural Geography found in Geography, Anthropology, or Social Science departments.

"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 | 554 pages
  • 210.82 x 276.86 x 22.86mm | 1,428.81g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130168319
  • 9780130168313

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. 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.



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"I have never had so many comments on the quality of the textbook from student evaluations as I did when I first used the book last year-and all of them were positive."-Stuart Aitken, San Diego State University
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About Paul L. Knox

PAUL L. KNOX received his Ph.D. inGeography from the University of Sheffield, England. In 1985, after teaching in the United Kingdom for several years, he moved to the United States to take up a position as professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech. His teaching centers on urban and regional development, with an emphasis on comparative study. In 1989 he received a university award for teaching excellence. He has written several books on aspects of economic geography, social geography, and urbanization. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and is co-editor on a series of books on World Cities. In 1996 he was appointed to the position of University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where he currently serves as dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

SALLIE A. MARSTON received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has been a faculty member at the University of Arizona since 1986. Her teaching focuses on the historical, social, and cultural aspects of American urbanization, with particular emphasis on race, class, gender, and ethnicity issues. She received the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award in 1989. She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals. In 1994/1995 she served as Interim Director of Women's Studies and the Southwest Institute for Research on Women. She is currently a professor in, and serves as head of, the Department of Geography and Regional Development.
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