Contemporary Human Geography

ISBN-10: 0321590031

ISBN-13: 9780321590039

Edition: 2010

Authors: James M. Rubenstein

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This innovative new book explores current human geography in the bold visual style that distinguishes Dorling Kindersley (DK) publications. Thinking Geographically; Population; Migration; Culture; Language; Religion; Ethnicity; Political Geography; Development; Agriculture; Industry; Settlements and Services; Urban Patterns; Resource Issues. An interesting reference for anyone interested in learning more about human geography.
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Book details

List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 2/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

James M. Rubenstein is a professor of Geography at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His previous publications include The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography, An Introduction to Geography: People Places and Environment, and The Changing U.S. Auto Industry: A Geographical Analysis.

Thinking Geographically
The history of geography
The science of geography
Reading maps
Contemporary mapping tools
Places: Unique locations
Regions: Unique areas
Scale: Global patterns
Space: Distribution of features
Connections between places
Population
Population concentrations
Population density
Components of growth
Fertility and morality
The demographic transition
Malthus
Declining birth rates
The epidemiological transition
Global health threats
Migration
Reasons to migrate
Characteristics of migrants
Global migration patterns
Guest workers
US immigration patterns
Immigrants to US
Immigration issues
Migration between regions
Migration within region
Culture
Origin and diffusion of folk culture
Origin and diffusion of popular culture
Sports
Housing
Food
Clothing
Popular media
Uniform landscape
Environmental damage
Language
Classifying languages
Distribution of languages
Indo-european languages
Origin and diffusion of English
English dialects
Global dominance of english
Multilingual states
Preserving endangered languages
French and Spanish in North America
Religion
Classifying religions
Distribution of religions
Distribution of US religions
Geographic origin of religions
Diffusion of religions
Religious structures
The calendar
Ireland
The middle east
Ethnicity
US ethnic distribution
African-American migration
Ethnicity and race
Transforming ethnicities into nationalities
Nation-states and multinational states
Combining and dividing ethnicities
Iraq
Ethnic cleansing
The Balkans
Political Geography
Defining states
Development of states
Colonies
Shapes of states
Boundaries between states
Boundaries inside states
Electoral geography
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