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Cultural Landscape

Cultural Landscape - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130460233

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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2003
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Cultural Landscape - 7TH 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130460233

James M. Rubenstein

ISBN13: 978-0130460233
ISBN10: 0130460230
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 03
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2003
International: No

Author Bio

Rubenstein, James M. : Miami University

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with Summary, Case Study Revisited, Key Terms, Thinking Geographically, On the Internet, Further Readings, and Contemporary Geographic Tools.)


1. Thinking Geographically.

Case Study: Big Mac Attack. Key Issue 1: Thinking about Space. Key Issue 2: Thinking about Place. Key Issue 3: Thinking about Region. Key Issue 4: Thinking about Scale. Key Issue 5: Thinking about Connections.

2. Population.
Case Study: Population Growth in India. Key Issue 1: Where Is the World's Population Distributed? Key Issue 2: Where Has the World's Population Increased? Key Issue 3: Why Is Population Increasing at Different Rates in Different Countries? Key Issue 4: Why Might the World Face an Overpopulation Problem?

3. Migration.
Case Study: Migrating to Spain. Key Issue 1: Why Do People Migrate? Key Issue 2: Where Are Migrants Distributed? Key Issue 3: Why Do Migrants Face Obstacles? Key Issue 4: Why Do People Migrate Within a Country?

4. Folk and Popular Culture.
Case Study: The Aboriginal Artists of Australia at Lincoln Center. Key Issue 1: Where Do Folk and Popular Cultures Originate and Diffuse? Key Issue 2: Why is Folk Culture Clustered? Key Issue 3: Why Is Popular Culture Widely Distributed? Key Issue 4: Why Does Globalization of Popular Culture Cause Problems?

5. Language.
Case Study: French and Spanish in the United States and Canada. Key Issue 1: Where Are English-Language Speakers Distributed? Key Issue 2: Why Is English Related to Other Languages? Key Issue 3: Where Are Other Language Families Distributed? Key Issue 4: Why Do People Preserve Local Languages?

6. Religion.
Case Study: The Dalai Lama vs. the People's Republic of China. Key Issue 1: Where Are Religions Distributed? Key Issue 2: Why Do Religions Have Different Distributions? Key Issue 3: Why Do Religions Organize Space in Distinctive Patterns? Key Issue 4: Why Do Territorial Conflicts Arise Among Religious Groups?

7. Ethnicity.
Case Study: Ethnic Conflict in Rwanda. Key Issue 1: Where Are Ethnicities Distributed? Key Issue 2: Why Have Ethnicities Been Transformed into Nationalities? Key Issue 3: Why Do Ethnicities Clash?

8. Political Geography.
Case Study: Changing Borders in Europe. Key Issue 1: Where Are States Located? Key Issue 2: Where Are Boundaries Drawn Between States? Key Issue 3: Why Do Boundaries Between States Cause Problems? Key Issue 4: Why Do States Cooperate with Each Other? Key Issue 5: Why Has Terrorism Increased?

9. Development.
Case Study: Bangladesh's Development Problems. Key Issue 1: Why Does Development Vary Among Countries? Key Issue 2: Where Are More and Less Developed Countries Distributed? Key Issue 3: Why Do Less Developed Countries Face Obstacles to Development?

10. Agriculture.
Case Study: Wheat Farmers in Kansas and Pakistan. Key Issue 1: Where Did Agriculture Originate? Key Issue 2: Where Are Agricultural Regions in Less Developed Countries? Key Issue 3: Where Are Agricultural Regions in More Developed Countries? Key Issue 4: Why Does Agriculture Vary Among Regions?

11. Industry.
Case Study: Maquiladoras in Mexico. Key Issue 1: Where Did Industry Originate? Key Issue 2: Where Is Industry Distributed? Key Issue 3: Why Do Industries Have Different Distributions? Key Issue 4: Why Do Industries Face Problems?

12. Services.
Case Studies: Obtaining Goods in Romania. Key Issue 1: Where Did Services Originate? Key Issue 2: Why Are Consumer Services Distributed in a Regular Pattern? Key Issue 3: Why Do Business Services Locate in Large Settlements? Key Issue 4: Why Do Services Cluster Downtown?

13. Urban Patterns.
Case Studies: Two Families in New Jersey. Key Issue 1: Where Have Urban Areas Grown? Key Issue 2: Where Are People Distributed Within Urban Areas? Key Issue 3: Why Do Inner Cities Have Distinctive Problems? Key Issue 4: Why Do Suburbs Have Distinctive Problems?

14. Resource Issues.
Case Studies: Pollution in Mexico City. Key Issue 1: Why Are Fossil-Fuel Resources Being Depleted? Key Issue 2: Why Are Resources Being Polluted? Key Issue 3: Why Are Global Food Resources Expandable?

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