Human Geography

ISBN-10: 0195447220
ISBN-13: 9780195447224
Edition: 7th
Authors: William Norton
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Book details

List price: $102.95
Edition: 7th
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 4/6/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

Preface
From the Publisher
Pedagogical features walk-through
Author's Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Roads Ahead
Three Recurring Themes
Why Human Geography?
The Goal of Human Geography
The Human Geographer at Work
About This Book
About Being a Human Geographer
Summary
Further Explorations
On the Web
What is Human Geography?
Preclassical Geography
Classical Geography
The Fifth to Fifteenth Centuries: Geography in Europe, China, and the Islamic World
The Age of European Overseas Movement
Geography Rethought
Institutionalization: 1874-1903
Prelude to the Present: 1903-1970
Contemporary Geography
Postscript
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Links to Other Chapters
Further Explorations
On the Web
Studying Human Geography
Philosophical Options
Human Geographic Concepts
Techniques of Analysis
A Concluding Comment
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Links to Other Chapters
Further Explorations
On the Web
A Fragile Homea
Global Perspective
Humans as Simplifiers of Ecosystems
Environmental Ethics
Human Impacts
Earth's Vital Signs
Sustainability and Sustainable Development
Postscript
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Links to Other Chapters
Further Explorations
On the Web
A Crowded Home?
Fertility
Mortality
Natural Increase
Government Policies
The Composition of a Population
History of Population Growth
Explaining Population Growth
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Links to Other Chapters
Further Explorations
On the Web
An Unequal Home
Distribution and Density
Migration
Refugees
The Less Developed World
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Links to Other Chapters
Further Explorations
On the Web
Cultural Identities and Landscapes
A World Divided by Culture?
Humans in Groups
The Evolution of Culture
Cultural Regions
The Making of Cultural Landscapes
Language
Religion
Cultural Globalization
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Links to Other Chapters
Further Explorations
On the Web
Social Identities and Landscapes
Rethinking Culture
Types of Society
Social Theory
Landscape as Place
Geographies of Difference
Geographies of Well-being
Folk Culture and Popular Culture
Recreation and Tourism
Group Engineering in a Globalizing World
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Links to Other Chapters
Further Explorations
On the Web
Political Identities and Landscapes
State Creation
Introducing Geopolitics (and Geopolitik)
Unstable States
Groupings of States
The Role of the State
Elections: Geography Matters
The Geography of Peace and War
Our Geopolitical Future?
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Links to Other Chapters
Further Explorations
On the Web
A Globalizing World
Distance Friction and Frictionless Distance
Concepts of Distance and Space
Diffusion
Overcoming Distance: Transportation
Overcoming Distance: Trade
Towards One World
Economic Globalization
Globalization: Good or Bad?
A Global Village?
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Links to Other Chapters
Further Explorations
On the Web
Agricultural Lives and Landscapes
Inventing, and Reinventing, Economic Geography
The Agricultural Location Problem
Distance, Land Value, and Land Use
Domesticating Plants and Animals
World Agriculture: A Brief History of Technological Changes
World Agriculture Today: Types and Regions
Global Agricultural Restructuring
Food, Consumption, and Identity
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Links to Other Chapters
Further Explorations
On the Web
Settlement Patterns
An Urbanizing World
Rural Settlement
The Origins and Growth of Cities
Locating Urban Centres
World Cities
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Links to Other Chapters
Further Explorations
On the Web
Urban Form and Governance
Explaining Location inside the City
Governing the City
Planning the City
Moving Around the City
Spreading Outward
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Links to Other Chapters
Further Explorations
On the Web
Living and Working in Cities
Housing
Neighbourhoods
Poverty and Deprivation
Cities as Centres of Production and Consumption
Living in the Less Developed World City
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Links to Other Chapters
Further Explorations
On the Web
Industrial Lives and Landscapes
The Industrial Location Problem
The Industrial Revolution
Sources of Energy
World Industrial Geography
Globalization and Industrial Geographies
The Geography of Uneven Development
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Links to Other Chapters
Further Explorations
On the Web
Conclusion: Where Next?
Changing Human Geographies
A Changing Discipline
Being a Human Geographer: Where We Began
Summary
Questions for Reflection
Further Explorations
On the Web
Global Physical Geographya
Habitable Planet
Global Environments
Further Explorations
On the Web
The Evolution Of Life
Life on Earth
Human Origins
Further Explorations
On the Web
Glossary
References
Index

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