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Cultural Landscape : Introduction to Human Geography - 8th edition

Cultural Landscape : Introduction to Human Geography (ISBN10: 0131429396; ISBN13: 9780131429390)
ISBN13: 978-0131429390
ISBN10: 0131429396

Summary: For introductory courses in Human Geography or Cultural Geography.

Trusted for its timeliness, readability, and sound pedagogy, this best-selling text introduces geography as a social science by emphasizing the relevance of geographic concepts to human problems. The relationship between globalization and cultural diversity underlies the material. Rubenstein's engaging organization and presentation appeals to the majority of introductory geography students ...show moreand instructors.

Features

  • Exceptionally clear organization of the material within each chapter --Makes it extremely easy to use for lesson planning and studying. Every chapter features the following pedagogical and organizational features.
  • Chapter-opening Case Study--Illustrates key concepts presented; generally drawn from news events or daily experiences familiar to students.
  • Key Issues--Features 3-5 points around which chapter material is organized; questions reappear as major headings within the chapter and all include one of the "where" or "why" essential to the study of geography.
  • Case Study Revisited--Reinforces the chapter's main points with additional information related to that chapter's case study.
  • "Thinking Geographically" section in each chapter--Offers five questions based on the chapter's concepts and themes; helps students apply concepts to explore issues more intensively.
  • Contemporary Geographic Tools section in each chapter--Examines how tools such as geographic information systems, aerial photography, and remotely sensed images help to resolve or understand issues discussed in the chapter.
  • Summary--Repeats key issues of the chapter with a brief review of important concepts.
  • Key Terms--Indicated at the start of each chapter and defined at the end of the book.
  • "On the Internet" section in each chapter--Recommends sites of particular importance to the theme of the chapter; points students and professors to the book's Companion Website (www.prenhall.com/rubenstein).
  • Dedicated Companion Website (www.prenhall.com/rubenstein)--Offers a variety of resources for students and professors, including review exercises, critical-thinking problems, and annotated resources for further exploration.
  • NEW-Substantial revision to Chapter 1--Chapter 1 is now organized around five concepts adopted from National Geography Standards (space, place, region, scale, connection).
  • Helps bridge revived high-school geography curriculum to an introductory college course.
  • NEW-New "Global Forces and Local Impacts" boxes in each chapter--These boxes relate issues and concepts raised in the chapter to a particular region of the world, with selected examples related to material in a new ancillary by Philip Steinberg and Kathleen Sherman-Morris, People in Places: A Case Study Workbook to Accompany The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography.
  • NEW-New material throughout--Includes medical geography (particularly in Chapter 2); terrorism (particularly in Chapter 8); mineral resources, sustainable development, conservation, and biodiversity (Chapter 14; also moves some of the material from this chapter to Chapters 6, 7, 8, and 10 as appropriate).
  • NEW-New information on gender differences in development--Includes economic, social, and demographic indicators of gender differences and of gender empowerment (Chapter 9).
  • NEW-Expanded material on Ethnicity (Chapter 7) --Relates ethnicity problems to political conflict; also incorporates material previously found elsewhere in the text, such as U.S. urban patterns and South Africa's history of apartheid.
  • NEW-Expanded coverage of Services (Chapter 12) --Addresses a topic generally underrepresented in other texts.
New To This Edition
  • Substantial revision to Chapter 1--Chapter 1 is now organized around five concepts adopted from National Geography Standards (space, place, region, scale, connection).
    • Helps bridge revived high-school geography curriculum to an introductory college course.
  • New "Global Forces and Local Impacts" boxes in each chapter--These boxes relate issues and concepts raised in the chapter to a particular region of the world, with selected examples related to material in a new ancillary by Philip Steinberg and Kathleen Sherman-Morris, People in Places: A Case Study Workbook to Accompany The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography.
  • New material throughout--Includes medical geography (particularly in Chapter 2); terrorism (particularly in Chapter 8); mineral resources, sustainable development, conservation, and biodiversity (Chapter 14; also moves some of the material from this chapter to Chapters 6, 7, 8, and 10 as appropriate).
  • New information on gender differences in development--Includes economic, social, and demographic indicators of gender differences and of gender empowerment (Chapter 9).
  • Expanded material on Ethnicity (Chapter 7) --Relates ethnicity problems to political conflict; also incorporates material previously found elsewhere in the text, such as U.S. urban patterns and South Africa's history of apartheid.
  • Expanded coverage of Services (Chapter 12) --Addresses a topic generally underrepresented in other texts.
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Edition/Copyright: 8TH 05
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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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