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Human Geography in Action

Human Geography in Action
Author: Michael Kuby - John Harner - Patricia Gober
ISBN 13: 9780470484791
ISBN 10: 470484799
Edition: 5
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009-09-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 560
List Price: N/A

This college textbook is designed to give students an interactive experience in learning geography, by doing geography rather than simply reading about it. Additions to the second edition include two new chapters on the globalization of agriculture and on urban sprawl, new activities to several chapters, b&w photographs to all chapters, and maps from the 2000 census. The CD-ROM accompanying the textbook has also undergone improvements and revisions, including the addition of the figures, maps and photos from the book in the form of PowerPoint presentations for each chapter. Kuby and Gober teach at Arizona State U.; Harner is at the U. of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


This workbook-style text contains 13 activities that challenge students to collect, manipulate, display, and interpret geographic information. Activities in areas such as housing segregation in Northern Ireland and AIDS epidemiology teach basic concepts. Each chapter follows a consistent format, with goals, background information, key terms, and step-by-step instructions. Worksheets have room for answers, and are perforated for easy removal. The CD- ROM contains seven interactive projects. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.