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Human Geography : Places and Regions in Global Context (4TH 07 - Old Edition)by Paul Knox
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Knox/Marston’s contemporary approach fosters awareness of current issues and developing trends from a geographic perspective. The authors give meaning to people and places by integrating compelling local, regional, and global viewpoints. By giving readers access to the latest ideas, concepts, and theories – with a strong foundation in the fundamentals – this book not only builds knowledge about places and regions, but fosters a deeper understanding of the interdependence of places and regions in a globalizing world. A global framework promotes a stronger connection between topical and regional material by emphasizing how their processes are linked (e.g., technological innovation and the varying ways technology is adopted and modified by people and places). The book's changing world perspective reflects many trends in the discipline such as the globalization of industry, the upwelling of ethnic regionalisms on the heels of decolonization and new state formation, and the trend toward transnational political and economic organizations.
Geography Matters; The Changing Global Context; Geographies of Population; Nature and Society; Cultural Geographies; Interpreting Places and Landscapes; The Geography of Economic Development; Agriculture and Food Production; The Politics of Territory and Space; Urbanization; City Spaces: Urban Structure; Future Geographies.
A useful reference for anyone who wants to learn more about human geography.
By offering access to the latest ideas, concepts, and theories in human geography – accompanied by a strong foundation in the fundamentals – this handbook builds knowledge about places and regions as well as a deeper understanding of the interdependence of places and regions in a globalizing world. Fosters awareness of current issues from a geographic perspective, reflecting developing trends such as the globalization of industry; the upwelling of ethnic regionalisms on the heels of decolonization and new state formation, and the emerging trend toward transnational political and economic organizations. Covers key issues of human geography such as global security, trade in commodities, cultural dimensions of globalization, youth culture, economic aid and outsourcing, bio-terrorism, and more. Offers a rich and diverse cartographic program with hundreds of maps that help reveal the important spatial elements inherent to human geography. For those interested in learning more about human geography.
About the Author
Paul L. Knox. Paul Knox received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Sheffield, England. In 1985, after teaching in the United Kingdom for several years, he moved to the United States to take up a position as professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech. His teaching centers on urban and regional development, with an emphasis on comparative study. In 1989 he received a university award for teaching excellence. He has written several books on aspects of economic geography, social geography, and urbanization. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and is co-editor on a series of books on World Cities. In 1996 he was appointed to the position of University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where he currently serves as dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Sallie A. Marston. Sallie Marston received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has been a faculty member at the University of Arizona since 1986. Her teaching focuses on the historical, social, and cultural aspects of American urbanization, with particular emphasis on race, class, gender, and ethnicity issues. She received the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award in 1989. She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals. In 1994/1995 she served as Interim Director of Women's Studies and the Southwest Institute for Research on Women. She is currently a professor in, and serves as head of, the Department of Geography and Regional Development.
Table of Contents
1. Geography Matters.
2. The Changing Global Context.
3. Geographies of Population.
4. Nature and Society.
5. Cultural Geographies.
6. Interpreting Places and Landscapes.
7. The Geography of Economic Development.
8. Agriculture and Food Production.
9. The Politics of Territory and Space.
11.City Spaces: Urban Structure.
12. Future Geographies.
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