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Human Geography in Action

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Publisher Comments:

The new fifth edition enhances coverage in the field by enabling economists and political geographers to work online with GIS maps, spreadsheets, simulations, and animated graphs. The book has been updated to use maps of traditional foods and vernacular phrases for soft drinks to illustrate culture regions. Expanded discussions of migration include a look at international immigration. New material is also presented on the local food movement and the breakdown in negotiations for agricultural trade agreements at the Doha trade summit. In addition, economists and political geographers will find key terms throughout the chapters such as creative class, outsourcing, substitution of capital for labor, and transit-oriented development.

Table of Contents

Preface for the Instructor vii

Preface for the Student xv

CHAPTER 1

True Maps, False Impressions:

Making, Manipulating, and Interpreting Maps

Introduction 1

Case Study 11

Activity 1: Scale 15

Activity 2: Thematic Maps 21

Definitions of Key Terms 32

CHAPTER 2

Layers of Tradition:

Culture Regions at Different Scales

Introduction 34

Case Study 40

Activity 1: Mapping Culture Regions 49

Activity 2: Culture Traits of Your Culture Sub-region 53

Activity 3: Regional Imagery 57

Definitions of Key Terms 60

CHAPTER 3

Tracking the AIDS Epidemic in the United States:

Diffusion through Space and Time

Introduction 62

Case Study 70

Activity 1: Mapping Diffusion of AIDS 75

Activity 2: AIDS Rates and Distance from

Initial Centers 79

Activity 3: S-Curves 83

Definitions of Key Terms 86

CHAPTER 4

Newton's First Law of Migration:

The Gravity Model

Introduction 89

Case Study 97

Activity 1: Predicting Migration with the Gravity Model 10

Activity 2: Scatter Diagram 105

Activity 3: Residual Map 107

Activity 4: Evaluation 109

Definitions of Key Terms 110

CHAPTER 5

One Billion and Counting:

The Hidden Momentum of Population

Growth in India

Introduction 112

Case Study 122

Activity 1: Matching Demographic Descriptions with

Population Pyramids 127

Activity 2: Demographic Momentum 129

Activity 3: Interpreting Population Change 135

Definitions of Key Terms 136

CHAPTER 6

Help Wanted:

The Changing Geography of Jobs

Introduction 137

Case Study 148

Activity 1: Regional Economic Specialization 153

Activity 2: Regional Multipliers 173

Definitions of Key Terms 175

CHAPTER 7

Rags and Riches:

The Dimensions of Development

Introduction 177

Case Study 194

Activity 1: Economic Model of Development 201

Activity 2: Human Welfare Model of Development 203 1

Activity 3: Comparing Economic Development and Human

Welfare Development Models 205

Activity 4: Alternative Indicators of Development 209

Definitions of Key Terns 213

CHAPTER 8

Food for Thought:

The Globalization of Agriculture

Introduction 215

Case Study 223

Activity 1: Agricultural Landscapes and

Production Methods 227

Activity 2: Global Sources for Your

Local Supermarket 235

Activity 3: Remote Sensing and Agricultural

Land-Use Change 239

Definitions of Key Terms 247

CHAPTER 9

Take Me Out to the Ball Game:

Market Areas and the Urban Hierarchy

Introduction 249

Case Study 254

Activity 1: Threshold of a Function 261

Activity 2: Market Area Geography 267

Definitions of Key Terms 277

CHAPTER 10

Reading the Urban Landscape:

Census Data and Field Observation

Introduction 278

Case Study 289

Activity 1: Census Tract Data 291

Activity 2: Field Survey 297

Definitions of Key Terms 301

CHAPTER 11

The Disappearing Front Range:

Urban Sprawl in Colorado

Introduction 303

Case Study 313

Activity 1: Transportation and Urban Growth 317

Activity 2: Urban Sprawl Scenario Analysis 321

Activity 3: Urban Sprawl Debate and Consensus

Building 325

Definitions of Key Terms 331

CHAPTER 12

Do Orange and Green Clash?

Residential Segregation in Northern Ireland

Introduction 333

Case Study 338

Activity 1: Mapping Religious Affiliation 343

Activity 2: Index of Segregation 347

Definitions of Key Terms 354

CHAPTER 13

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do:

Nations, States, and Nation-States

Introduction 356

Case Study 365

Activity 1: The Rise of Nationalism and the Fall of

Yugoslavia 367

Activity 2: Iraqaphobia 393

Definitions of Key Terms 442

CHAPTER 14

Preserving the Planet:

Human Impact on Environmental Systems

Introduction 444

Case Study 460

Activity I: Environmental Impacts (IPAT) by Development

Category 465

Activity 2: Human-Environment Systems Analysis 471

Activity 3: Conflicting Viewpoints on Environmental

Problems 473

Definitions of Key Terms 483

APPENDIX 

Reference Maps

North American Cities 485

North America 487

World Map 488

Index 491

Photo Credits 495

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470484791
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
Human Geography
Author:
Gober, Patricia
Author:
Kuby, Michael
Author:
Harner, John
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Publication Date:
20090928
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
276 x 214 x 32.9 mm 46.4 oz

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