Trusted for its timeliness and ample learning aids, this best-seller introduces geography as a social science by emphasizing the relevance of geographic concepts to human problems. Another main focus of the book is the relationship between globalization and cultural diversity, which is woven throughout the narrative. Rubenstein addresses these themes with a clear organization and presentation that you'll find both readable and engaging.
A textbook for an introductory course in human or cultural geography spanning one semester or one or two quarters, the earlier chapters being more culturally oriented and the latter more economically to facilitate twinning the course. For a wide range of topics, such as migration, folk and popular culture, development, and resource problems, first presents a case study, then explores key issues. The sixth edition is organized around a tension between globalization and cultural diversity. The previous edition was published in 1996; those from 1983 to 1994 were published by Macmillan. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.