Human Geography in Action

ISBN-10: 0470484799
ISBN-13: 9780470484791
Edition: 5th 2010
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List price: $125.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

The new fifth edition enhances coverage in the field by enabling economists and political geographers to work online with GIS maps, spreadsheets, simulations, and animated graphs. The book has been updated to use maps of traditional foods and vernacular phrases for soft drinks to illustrate culture regions. Expanded discussions of migration include a look at international immigration. New material is also presented on the local food movement and the breakdown in negotiations for agricultural trade agreements at the Doha trade summit. In addition, economists and political geographers will find key terms throughout the chapters such as creative class, outsourcing, substitution of capital for labor, and transit-oriented development.

Preface for the Instructor vii
Preface for the Student xv
Chapter 1
True Maps, False Impressions
Making, Manipulating, and Interpreting Maps
Introduction
Case Study
Activity 1: Scale
Activity 2: Thematic Maps
Definitions of Key Terms
Chapter 2
Layers of Tradition
Culture Regions at Different Scales
Introduction
Case Study
Activity 1: Mapping Culture Regions
Activity 2: Culture Traits of Your Culture Sub-region
Activity 3: Regional Imagery
Definitions of Key Terms
Chapter 3
Tracking the AIDS Epidemic in the United States
Diffusion through Space and Time
Introduction
Case Study
Activity 1: Mapping Diffusion of AIDS
Activity 2: AIDS Rates and Distance from
Initial Centers
Activity 3: S-Curves
Definitions of Key Terms
Chapter 4
Newton's First Law of Migration
The Gravity Model
Introduction
Case Study
Activity 1: Predicting Migration with the Gravity Model
Activity 2: Scatter Diagram
Activity 3: Residual Map
Activity 4: Evaluation
Definitions of Key Terms
Chapter 5
One Billion and Counting
The Hidden Momentum of Population
Growth in India
Introduction
Case Study
Activity 1: Matching Demographic Descriptions with
Population Pyramids
Activity 2: Demographic Momentum
Activity 3: Interpreting Population Change
Definitions of Key Terms
Chapter 6
Help Wanted
The Changing Geography of Jobs
Introduction
Case Study
Activity 1: Regional Economic Specialization
Activity 2: Regional Multipliers
Definitions of Key Terms
Chapter 7
Rags and Riches
The Dimensions of Development
Introduction
Case Study
Activity 1: Economic Model of Development
Activity 2: Human Welfare Model of Development
Activity 3: Comparing Economic Development and Human
Welfare Development Models
Activity 4: Alternative Indicators of Development
Definitions of Key Terns
Chapter 8
Food for Thought
The Globalization of Agriculture
Introduction
Case Study
Activity 1: Agricultural Landscapes and
Production Methods
Activity 2: Global Sources for Your
Local Supermarket
Activity 3: Remote Sensing and Agricultural
Land-Use Change
Definitions of Key Terms
Chapter 9
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Market Areas and the Urban Hierarchy
Introduction
Case Study
Activity 1: Threshold of a Function
Activity 2: Market Area Geography
Definitions of Key Terms
Chapter 10
Reading the Urban Landscape
Census Data and Field Observation
Introduction
Case Study
Activity 1: Census Tract Data
Activity 2: Field Survey
Definitions of Key Terms
Chapter 11
The Disappearing Front Range
Urban Sprawl in Colorado
Introduction
Case Study
Activity 1: Transportation and Urban Growth
Activity 2: Urban Sprawl Scenario Analysis
Activity 3: Urban Sprawl Debate and Consensus
Building
Definitions of Key Terms
Chapter 12
Do Orange and Green Clash?
Residential Segregation in Northern Ireland
Introduction
Case Study
Activity 1: Mapping Religious Affiliation
Activity 2: Index of Segregation
Definitions of Key Terms
Chapter 13
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
Nations, States, and Nation-States
Introduction
Case Study
Activity 1: The Rise of Nationalism and the Fall of
Yugoslavia
Activity 2: Iraqaphobia
Definitions of Key Terms
Chapter 14
Preserving the Planet
Human Impact on Environmental Systems
Introduction
Case Study
Activity I: Environmental Impacts (IPAT) by Development
Category
Activity 2: Human-Environment Systems Analysis
Activity 3: Conflicting Viewpoints on Environmental
Problems
Definitions of Key Terms
Appendix
Reference Maps
North American Cities
North America
World Map
Index
Photo Credits

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