This exciting contemporary approach to human geography covers 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 has been designed to be intellectually empowering and capable of cultivating a life-long and life-sustaining geographical imagination. The authors give students access to the latest ideas, concepts and theories while developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of human geographythe principles, concepts, theoretical frameworks and basic knowledge that are necessary to more specialized studies.
Introduces the study of human geography by exploring the creation and interdependence of places and regions in a seemingly increasingly connected world. The first two chapters present a conceptual framework which the following eight chapters explore in detail, covering human populations, the relationship between people and technology, cultural geography, the impact of cultural processes on the landscape, economic development, agriculture, political geography, urbanization, and city structure. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.