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Cultural Landscape : An Introduction to Human Geography

Cultural Landscape : An Introduction to Human Geography - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0130908216

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Cultural Landscape : An Introduction to Human Geography - 7TH 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0130908216

James M. Rubenstein

ISBN13: 978-0130908216
ISBN10: 0130908215
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 02
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 2002
International: No

Author Bio

Rubenstein, James M. : Miami University

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes 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.
Thinking about Space.
Thinking about Place.
Thinking about Region.
Thinking about Scale.
Thinking about Connections.


2. Population.

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


3. Migration.

Case Study: Migrating to Spain.
Why Do People Migrate?
Where Are Migrants Distributed?
Why Do Migrants Face Obstacles?
Why Do People Migrate within a Country?


4. Folk and Popular Culture.

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


5. Language.

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


6. Religion.

Case Study: The Dalai Lama vs. the People's Republic of China.
Where Are Religions Distributed?
Why Do Religions Have Different Distributions?
Why Do Religions Organize Space in Distinctive Patterns?
Why Do Territorial Conflicts Arise among Religious Groups?


7. Ethnicity.

Case Study: Ethnic Conflict in Rwanda.
Where Are Ethnicities Distributed?
Why Have Ethnicities Been Transformed into Nationalities?
Why Do Ethnicities Clash?


8. Political Geography.

Case Study: Changing Borders in Europe.
Where Are States Located?
Where Are Boundaries Drawn between States?
Why Do Boundaries between States Cause Problems?
Why Do States Cooperate with Each Other?

9. Development.

Case Study: Bangladesh's Development Problems.
Why Does Development Vary among Countries?
Where Are More and Less Developed Countries Distributed?
Why Do Less Developed Countries Face Obstacles to Development.


10. Agriculture.

Case Study: Wheat Farmers in Kansas and Pakistan.
Where Did Agriculture Originate?
Where Are Agricultural Regions in Less Developed Countries?
Where Are Agricultural Regions in More Developed Countries?
Why Does Agriculture Vary among Regions?


11. Industry.

Case Study: Maquiladoras in Mexico.
Where Did Industry Originate?
Where Is Industry Distributed?
Why Do Industries Have Different Distributions?
Why Do Industries Face Problems?


12. Services.

Case Study: Obtaining Goods in Romania.
Where Did Services Originate?
Why Are Consumer Services Distributed in a Regular Pattern?
Why Do Business Services Locate in Large Settlements?
Why Do Services Cluster Downtown?


13. Urban Patterns.

Case Study: Two Families in New Jersey.
Where Have Urban Areas Grown?
Where Are People Distributed within Urban Areas?
Why Do Inner Cities Have Distinctive Problems?
Why Do Suburbs Have Distinctive Problems?


14. Resource Issues.

Case Study: Pollution in Mexico City.
Why Are Fossil-Fuel Resources Being Depleted?
Why Are Resources Being Polluted?
Why Are Global Food Resources Expandable?

Conclusion: Careers in Geography.
Appendix: Map Scale and Projections.
Key Terms.
Photo Credits.
Map Index.
Index.

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