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

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by Harm J. de Blij, Alexander B. Murphy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 047124208X

ISBN-13: 9780471242086

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Wiley

Harm de Blij's Human Geography takes us from our hominid ancestors to the megacities of today. It covers the major elements of the human "half" of geography. The book addresses the two binding themes of geography: the spatial perspective and the relationships between human societies and natural environments. Cases and examples from all over the world help

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Harm de Blij's Human Geography takes us from our hominid ancestors to the megacities of today. It covers the major elements of the human "half" of geography. The book addresses the two binding themes of geography: the spatial perspective and the relationships between human societies and natural environments. Cases and examples from all over the world help readers to understand the plight of the poor, gender issues, and problems such as rapid population growth, and environmental change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471242086
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.83(h) x 1.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

GEOGRAPHY, CULTURE, AND ENVIRONMENT.

Introduction: Geography and Human Geography.

Cultures, Environments, and Regions.

POPULATION PATTERNS AND PROCESSES.

Fundamentals of Population Geography.

Migration and Its Causes.

Routes of Human Mobility.

THE GLOBAL LINGUISTIC MOSAIC.

The Diffusion of Languages.

Modern Language Mosaics.

THE GEOGRAPHY OF RELIGION.

Religions: Location, Diffusion, and Cultural Landscape.

LAND AND LAND USE IN THE RURAL SECTOR.

Livelihoods of Rural People.

Commercial Agriculture.

THE URBANIZING WORLD.

Civilization and Urbanization.

Urban Pattern and Structure.

THE GEOGRAPHY OF MODERN ECONOMIC CHANGE.

Concepts of Development.

World Industrial Regions.

THE POLITICAL IMPRINT.

Political Culture and the Evolving State.

State Organization and National Power.

SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIES OF THE MODERN WORLD.

A Geography of Nutrition.

Gender and the Geography of Inequality.

COPING WITH A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD.

Human Alteration of the Physical Environment.

Toward a New World Order?: The Changing Global Political Landscape.

Resources.

Index.

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