Human Geography in Action / Edition 6

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Overview

Michael Kuby’s 6th edition of Human Geography in Action is comprised of 14 stimulating, concept-based chapters. The text aims to develop geographic problem-solving skills that prove valuable to readers. Each chapter begins with an introduction to a concept, followed by a case study tying the concept into the real world and wraps up with an activity. These engaging activities featured throughout the text further its “Do Geography” approach. Human Geography in Action provides the opportunity to: use GIS to investigate ethnic distributions and culture regions, track the AIDS epidemic over space and time, model interstate migration flows, simulate India’s demographic future, add new baseball franchises, animate past urban growth and assess future growth areas.

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This workbook-style text contains 13 activities that challenge students to collect, manipulate, display, and interpret geographic information. Activities in areas such as housing segregation in Northern Ireland and AIDS epidemiology teach basic concepts. Each chapter follows a consistent format, with goals, background information, key terms, and step-by-step instructions. Worksheets have room for answers, and are perforated for easy removal. The CD- ROM contains seven interactive projects. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"...clearly explains the complexity of water resources in a highly engaging and thorough manner..."(Water Resources Development, Vol.19, No.1, 2003)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118422571
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/14/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 191,077
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Kuby received an A.B. from The University of Chicago in 1980 and a Ph.D. from Boston University in 1988, both in geography. He has taught at Arizona State University since 1988, where he is an Associate Professor. He is interested in all aspects of transportation and energy, but specializes in transport optimization models. He has developed models for network design, facility location, routing, technology choice, and cost-environment tradeoffs using operations research techniques such as linear and multiobjective programming. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Army Corps of Engineers, and NASA. Notable among these is the World Bank's China Coal Transport Study, which won a Citation Award in 1993 from the Applied Geography Specialty Group and was a Finalist in 1994 for the Franz Edelman Award for Management Science Achievement from the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science. He has published on coal transportation and utilization, hazmat and solid waste systems, air package delivery networks, railway network planning, and container shipping ports in journals such as the Transportation Research, the Annals of the AAG, Energy, Geographical Analysis, Economic Geography, Annals of Management Science, Interfaces, and Location Science.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: True Maps, False Impressions: Making, Manipulating, and Interpreting Maps.

Chapter 2: Layers of Tradition: Culture Regions at Different Scales.

Chapter 3: Tracking the AIDS Epidemic in the United States: Diffusion through Space and Time.

Chapter 4: Newton’s First Law of Migration: The Gravity Model.

Chapter 5: One Billion and Counting: The Hidden Momentum of Population Growth in India.

Chapter 6: Help Wanted: The Changing Geography of Jobs.

Chapter 7: Rags and Riches: The Dimensions of Development.

Chapter 8: Food for Thought: The Globalization of Agriculture.

Chapter 9: Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Market Areas and the Urban Hierarchy.

Chapter 10: Reading the Urban Landscape: Census Data and Field Observation.

Chapter 11: The Disappearing Front Range: Urban Sprawl in Colorado.

Chapter 12: Do Orange and Green Clash? Residential Segregation in Northern Ireland.

Chapter 13: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Nations, States, and Nation-States.

Chapter 14: Preserving the Planet: Human Impact on Environmental Systems.

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