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|Author||: James M. Rubenstein|
|Editor||: Prentice Hall|
This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole- punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value-this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Contemporary Human Geography is a beautifully crafted, modular springboard into essential human and cultural geography concepts, designed for the contemporary geography student. This brief, innovative text explores current human geography in the bold visual style that distinguishes Dorling Kindersley (DK) publications. Topics within each chapter are organized into modular, self-contained, two-page spreads. Together with the graphics, Rubenstein's efficient writing engages students, presenting information clearly without sacrificing the high-quality geography content essential to students and instructors.
|Author||: James M. Rubenstein|
What's your map to human geography? Contemporary Human Geography is a modular springboard into essential human and cultural geography concepts, designed for the modern geography reader. This brief, innovative text explores contemporary human geography with a bold, visual style, with topics organized into self-contained, two-page spreads. Rubenstein's efficient writing presents information clearly without sacrificing high-quality content. The 4th Edition offers new MapMaster 2.0, which is inspired by GIS and leverages recent data from the US Census Bureau, UN, CIA, World Bank, PRB, NOAA, NASA, USGS, and more. It enables readers to analyze and critically think about data through the visualization of mapping. This can help individuals connect critical, global issues to their local geography, addressing key concepts. With thousands of maps to explore, and the ability to upload their own data, readers can fully engage with the content. Also available packaged with Mastering Geography or as an easy-to-use, standalone Pearson eText Mastering(tm) Geography is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Learn more. Pearson eText allows educators to easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their reading and what they learn in class--motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning. Portable access lets students study on the go, even offline. And, reading analytics offer insight into how students use the eText, helping educators tailor their instruction. Learn more about Pearson eText. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geography, search for: 0134747380 / 9780134747385 Contemporary Human Geography Plus Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134746228 / 9780134746227 Contemporary Human Geography 0134747135 / 9780134747132 Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Contemporary Human Geography If you would like to purchase the standalone Pearson eText, search for: 0135213169 / 9780135213162 Pearson eText Contemporary Human Geography -- Access Card OR 0135213150 / 9780135213155Pearson eText Contemporary Human Geography -- Instant Access
|Author||: Brendan Bartley,Phil Hubbard,Rob Kitchin|
|Editor||: A&C Black|
Thinking Geographically offers students and faculty alike an elegant, concise, and thorough overview of contemporary theoretical concerns in geography. Easily accessible to those unfamiliar with social theory, this volume "pushes the envelope" of understanding by sketching the contours of post-structuralist spatial thought, including such critical emerging topics as geographies of text, the body, money, and globalisation. Brief biographies of influential theorists demonstrate how ideas are embodied and personified. This volume is highly useful for courses in human geography, the history and status of the discipline, and will stand as a milestone in the discipline's conceptual understanding over the next decade or more." Barney Warf, Florida State University The last decade has seen Geography transformed by an astonishing range of cultural and philosophical concepts and approaches. Thinking Geographically is designed for students as an accessible and enjoyable introduction to this new landscape of geographical ideas. The book takes the reader through the history of geographic thought up to a survey of the present. Contemporary theory is then used to explore real world issues drawn from across the discipline of social, cultural, political and economic geography. Entertainingly written and packed with examples and with profiles of key theorists, the book is an ideal introduction for any student who wants to discover the potential of thinking geographically.
|Author||: Mark Blacksell|
|Editor||: Psychology Press|
In 1904 Sir Halford Mackinder published his seminal paper The Geographical Pivot of History demonstrating the central position of political geography in the study of geography as a whole; a century later and political geography is still at the heart of human geography. Yet over time political geography has experienced many significant ups and downs, eventually recovering to a position of renewed pre-eminence as the last century drew to a close. This fascinating journey, charted by this equally fascinating book, forms a key part of the history of the evolution of spatial science. Beyond a narrative, the book provides an introduction to all the complex elements that constitute political geography today. Organized in three distinct sections, it covers: process and patterns ideology and geopolitical visions beyond the state. Tackling key contemporary issues (such as politics and the local state), as well as more traditional topics (such as state formation and international relations), this thought-provoking book covers the range of theoretical approaches. Including many original maps and diagrams which skilfully illustrate key themes, this book is a concise, student-friendly, pedagogically rich introduction for students of geography, political science and world affairs.
|Author||: Warwick E. Murray,John Overton|
Geographies of Globalization 2nd edition offers an animated and fully-updated exposition of the geographical impacts of globalization and the contribution of human geography to studies and debates in this area. Energetic and engaging, this book: • Illustrates how the core principles of human geography – such as space and scale – lead to a better understanding of the phenomenon • Debates the historical evolution of globalized society • Analyses the interconnected economic, political and cultural geographies of globalization • Examines the impact of global transformations ‘on the ground’ using examples from six continents • Discusses the three global crises currently facing the world – inequality, the environment and unstable capitalism most recently manifested in the Great Recession • Articulates a human geographical framework for progressive globalization and approaching solutions to the problems we face Boxed sections highlight key concepts and innovative work by geographers as well as topical and lively debates concerning current global trends. The book is also generously illustrated with a wide range of Figures, photographs, and maps.
|Author||: James M. Rubenstein,William H. Renwick,Carl T. Dahlman|
|Editor||: Prentice Hall|
With an innovative integration of visuals, text, and spatial graphics, Introduction to Contemporary Geography presents a modular and highly graphical springboard to introductory geography—ideal for contemporary students and learning styles. This innovative new resource partners best-selling human geography author Jim Rubenstein with environmental and physical geographer Bill Renwick, economic/political/cultural geographer Carl Dahlman, and the information architects at Dorling Kindersley (DK). The authors' approachable prose and DK's bold visual style combine to engage students with little to no science background, encouraging them to become scientifically literate and responsible consumers, readers, and voters.
|Author||: Roderick P. Neumann,Patricia L. Price|
|Editor||: Macmillan Higher Education|
With each chapter organized by five themes (region, mobility, globalization, nature-culture, cultural landscape), Contemporary Human Geography introduces students to geography concepts through fascinating topics such as the distribution of college sports, the relationship of beauty pageants and cultural identity, texting and language modification, and more, continually reinforcing geographers' contributions to our understanding of how we live in a globalized, modern world. The authors frame this coverage using specific learning objectives to help students focus on essential concepts and prepare for class discussions, assignments, and exams. Contemporary Human Geography comes with two of Macmillan's online course spaces, allowing instructors to choose how much media and assessment they'd like to make available for their students, and at what price point. SaplingPlus offers innovative media content, curated assessments, and brand new mapping activities powered by Esri. Achieve Read & Practice combines the accessibility of a VitalSource e-book with our self-paced, formative quizzing engine, LearningCurve.
|Author||: Warwick E. Murray|
This informative text offers a geographical perspective on globalization. It provides a lively exploration of its spatial impacts and the distinctive contribution of human geography to studies and debates in this field. Fully up-to-date and engaging, this work: critically appraises the concept and processes of globalization from a geographical perspective debates the historical evolution of globalized society illustrates how the core principles of human geography - such as space and scale - lead to a better understanding of the phenomenon analyzes the interconnected economic, political and cultural geographies of globalization examines the impact of global transformations ‘on the ground’ using examples from six continents discusses the challenges for the environment and the Third World created by globalizing processes articulates a human geographical framework for progressive globalization. Throughout, boxed sections highlight and clearly explain 'key concepts' and showcase classic and innovative work. Highly illustrated with figures, photographs and maps, this book also includes chapter summaries and annotated further reading. It will be indispensable for human geography, sociology, political science and development studies undergraduates and postgraduates studying the phenomenon on both dedicated and linked courses.
|Author||: Rupert Hodder|
Development Geography is an informative and vibrant introductory level text, with a wealth of contrasting case-studies and illustrations. Written to stimulate critical thought and discussion about development, it does not assume any clear-cut distinction between 'developed' and 'developing' parts of the world. Case-studies highlight the problems and possible solutions at local, national and international scales. These include: * food production in Senegal * Disney in China * Hurricane Mitch in Honduras * corruption in Bulgaria * further studies from Russia, Bangladesh and Vietnam. Development Geography is the fifth book to be published in the popular modular text series Routledge Contemporary Human Geography.
|Author||: Mona Domosh,Roderick P. Neumann,Patricia L. Price|
|Editor||: W. H. Freeman|
More than any other book for the introductory human geography course, Contemporary Human Geography shows what geographers actually do—how they conduct research, develop new insights, teach us about the world from a geographer’s perspective, and apply their skills in a wide range of academic and professional pursuits. With each chapter organized by five themes (mobility, region, globalization, nature-culture, cultural landscape), Contemporary Human Geography introduces students to fascinating topics such as vampire tourism, the rise of the LBGT districts, texting and language modification, and more, continually reinforcing the geographers’ contributions of geographers to our understanding of how we live in the a globalized modern world. The authors structure this coverage around specific learning objectives, to help students focus on essential concepts and prepare for class discussions, assignments, and exams. Contemporary Human Geography can be ordered with W.H. Freeman’s breakthrough online course space, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organized for easy assignability, in an intuitive interface that combines power and simplicity. To order this book packaged with LaunchPad please order package isbn 978-1-319-01716-3.
|Author||: Andre Roy,Stephen Trudgill|
Over the past twenty years, geography as an academic discipline has become more and more reflective, asking the key questions 'What are we doing?' 'Why are we doing it?'. These questions have, so far, been more enthusiastically taken up by human geography rather than physical geography. Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography aims to redress the balance. Written and edited by a distinguished group of physical geographers, Contemporary Meanings in Physical Geography comprises of a collection of international writer's thoughts which reveal personal motivations, and look at tensions in the worlds of meaning in which physical geography is involved. How are the meanings of the physical environment derived? Is the future of physical geography one where the only, or at least the dominant, meanings are framed in the contexts of environmental issues. Covering a diverse and lively selection of topics, the contributors of this book offer guides to the contemporary debates in the philosophy of physical geography, and introduce the reader to its wider cultural significance. This book is an essential companion to anyone studying, or with an interest in, physical geography.
|Author||: Stephen Wynn Williams|
This text provides a concise introduction to new and established geographies of tourism. Using worldwide examples it examines the differing economic, environmental and sociological impacts that tourism has on destinations. It looks to the future by considering how planning for tourism can assist in furthering development and sustainable tourism. The fifteen boxed case studies include: * Heritage tourism in Yorkshire, UK * 18th and 19th Century development of Brighton, UK * Theme parks in Japan * Development of beach resorts in Thailand * Tourism enclaves in the Dominican Republic * Sustainable tourism in Australia and the USA * The impact of tourism on wildlife - the loggerhead turtle * Water quality and tourism - Rimini, Italy * Tourism and economic Development in Tunisia and The Gambia. It also explores the factors that have encouraged the growth of both domestic and international tourism and highlights ways in which patterns of tourism are evolving.
|Author||: Rob Kitchin,Nick Tate|
Reading this book is your first step to becoming a competent human geography researcher. Whether you are a novice needing practical help for your first piece of research or a professional in search of an accessible guide to best practice, Conducting Research in Human Geography is a unique and indispensable book to have at hand. The book provides a broad overview of theoretical underpinnings in contemporary human geography and links these with the main research methodologies currently being used. It is designed to guide the user through the complete research process, whether it be a one day field study or a large project, from the nurturing of ideas and development of a proposal, to the design of an enquiry, the generation and analysis of data, to the drawing of conclusions and the presentation of findings.
|Author||: Audrey Kobayashi,Suzanne Mackenzie|
This book highlights the increasingly important contribution of geographical theory to the understanding of social change, values, economic & political organization and ethical imperatives. As a cohesive collection of chapters from well-known geographers in Britain and North America, it reflects the aims of the contributors in striving to bridge the gap between the historical-materialist and humanist interpretations of human geography. The book deals with both the contemporary issues outlined above and the situation in which they emerge: industrial restructuring, planning, women’s issues, social and cultural practices and the landscape as context for social action.
|Author||: Jan Öhman,Kirsten Simonsen|
While contemporary human geography has widely acknowledged that knowledge has both contingent and contextual character, international literature has tended to blot out differences and reproduce hegemonic Anglo-Saxon discourses. Any interest in destabilizing such power-knowledge systems calls upon interventions from other voices . Nordic voices in particular have not been well represented in current human geography. This book redresses the balance by offering a unique assessment of the geographical research being undertaken in the Nordic countries and by demonstrating the way in which these voices contribute to international debate. It brings together a range of Nordic authors, each of whom has made a significant contribution to such debates, and considers the relationship between production and social institutions in local development. It also examines the ambiguous role of the welfare state in the Nordic countries, issues of social practice and identity and their relationship to spatiality, new approaches to landscape and environment, and the significance of difference and relations of power. Theoretical discussion, illustrated by empirical examples, reveals the interweaving in Nordic human geography of international affiliations and Nordic situatedness .
|Author||: James M. Rubenstein|
Your map to human geography. Contemporary Human Geography is a modular springboard into essential human and cultural geography concepts, designed for the modern geography reader. This brief, innovative text explores contemporary human geography with a bold, visual style, with topics organized into self-contained, two-page spreads. Rubenstein's efficient writing presents information clearly without sacrificing high-quality content. The 4th Edition offers new MapMaster 2.0, which is inspired by GIS and leverages recent data from the US Census Bureau, UN, CIA, World Bank, PRB, NOAA, NASA, USGS, and more. It enables readers to analyze and critically think about data through the visualization of mapping. This can help individuals connect critical, global issues to their local geography, addressing key concepts. With thousands of maps to explore, and the ability to upload their own data, readers can fully engage with the content. For courses in human geography. Pearson eText allows educators to easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their reading and what they learn in class - motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning. Portable access lets students study on the go, even offline. And, student usage analytics offer insight into how students use the eText, helping educators tailor their instruction. NOTE: This ISBN is for the Pearson eText access card. For students purchasing this product from an online retailer, Pearson eText is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content and should only be purchased when required by your instructor. In addition to your purchase, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson eText.