Human Geography: Culture, Society, and Space / Edition 6

Human Geography: Culture, Society, and Space / Edition 6

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by Harm J. de Blij, Alexander B. Murphy
     
 

The cover photos show two people in two places connected to a wider world through modern technology. For many, such images evoke a world of social, economic, and cultural "globalization." Yet what does globalization mean? Are the lives of the individuals on the cover, one in Yemen (front cover) and the other in the United States (back cover), converging? Can… See more details below

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The cover photos show two people in two places connected to a wider world through modern technology. For many, such images evoke a world of social, economic, and cultural "globalization." Yet what does globalization mean? Are the lives of the individuals on the cover, one in Yemen (front cover) and the other in the United States (back cover), converging? Can we increasingly think of ourselves as living in one world? Some might say "yes," but a look into the geographical context within which these individuals lead their lives reveals a more complicated answer. These two people live in places that have developed distinct human and physical attributes. Moreover, there is a geography to globalization itself, in that internationalized technologies, economic interactions, and cultural forms affect some places more than others. If we are to understand the complexities of the modern world, we must consider how global forces are interacting with local and regional geographies to produce the patterns and processes that are shaping our constantly changing, endlessly fascinating world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471355953
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Edition description:
6TH
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
22.29(w) x 27.99(h) x 2.44(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1Geography, Culture, and Environment1
Pt. 2Population Patterns and Processes51
Pt. 3The Global Linguistic Mosaic109
Pt. 4The Geography of Religion153
Pt. 5The Political Imprint199
Pt. 6Land and Land Use in the Rural Sector269
Pt. 7The Urbanizing World313
Pt. 8The Roots and Consequences of Industrialization365
Pt. 9From Deindustrialization to Globalization407
Pt. 10Social Geographies of the Modern World453
Pt. 11The Changing Environmental Context511
Resources
Photo Credits
Index

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