(NOTE: All chapters begin with Main Points, and conclude with Conclusion, Main Points Revisited, Key Terms, Additional Reading, and Exercises.)
1. Geography Matters.
Why Places Matter. Why Geography Matters. Studying Human Geography. 1.1: Geography Matters—The Development of Geographic Thought. 1.2: Geography Matters—Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 1.3: Geography Matters—Understanding Maps.
2. The Changing Global Context.
The Changing World. Geographic Expansion, Integration, and Change. Mapping a New World Geography. Organizing the Periphery. Globalization. 2.1: Visualizing Geography—The Legacy of the Roman World-Empire. 2.2: Geography Matters—World Leadership Cycles. 2.3: Visualizing Geography—Railroads and Geographic Change. 2.4: Geography Matters—The Digital Divide.
3. Geographies of Population.
The Demographer's Toolbox. Population Distribution and Structure. Population Dynamics and Processes. Population Movement and Migration. Population Debates and Policies. 3.1: Geography Matters—GIS Marketing Applications. 3.2: Geography Matters—The Baby Boom and Its Impact. 3.3: Geography Matters—Guest Workers in the French Auto Industry.
4. Nature, Society, and Technology.
Nature as a Concept. The Transformation of Earth by Ancient Humans. European Expansion and Globalization. Human Action and Recent Environmental Change. 4.1: Geography Matters—Global Climate Changeand the Kyoto Protocol.
5. Mapping Cultural Identities.
Culture as a Geographical Process. Building Cultural Complexes. Cultural Systems. Cultural Nationalism. Culture and Identity. Culture and the Physical Environment. Globalization and Cultural Change. A Global Culture? 5.1: Geography Matters—The Culture of Hip-Hop.
6. Interpreting Places and Landscapes.
Behavior, Knowledge, and Human Environments. Landscape as a Human System. Place Making/Place Marketing. Coded Spaces. Postmodern Spaces. 6.1: Visualizing Geography—Place Marketing and Economic Development.
7. Geography of Economic Development.
What “Economic Development” Means. Everything in Its Place: Principles of Location. Pathways to Development. Globalization and Local Economic Development. 7.1: Geography Matters—How Politics and Culture Modify the Economics of Development. 7.2: Geography Matters—Knowledge and Economic Development. 7.3: Geography Matters—The Changing Geography of the Clothing Industry.
8. Agriculture and Food Production.
Traditional Agricultural Geography. Agricultural Revolution and Industrialization. Global Restructuring of Agricultural Systems. Social and Technological Change in Global Agriculture Restructuring. The Environment and Agricultural Industrialization. 8.1: Geography Matters—A Look at the Green Revolution
9. The Politics of Territory and Space.
The Development of Political Geography. Geopolitics and the World Order. The Two-Way Street of Politics and Geography. 9.1: Geography Matters—Imperialism, Colonization, and the Dismantling of Apartheid in South Africa.
Urban Geography and Urbanization. Urban Origins. World Urbanization Today. Urban Growth Processes. 10.1: Visualizing Geography—Shock Cities: Manchester and Chicago.
11. City Spaces: Urban Structure.
Urban Structure and Land Use. Urban Form and Design. Urban Trends and Problems. 11.1: Visualizing Geography—The 100-Mile City. 11.2: Visualizing Geography—Shock City: Lagos, Nigeria.
12. Future Geographies.
Mapping our Futures. Future Scenarios. Global Outlook, Local Prospects. Resources, Technology, and Spatial Change. Adjusting to the Future. 12.1: Geography Matters—The Contenders. 12.2: Geography Matters—Mobilization against Globalization.