The fourth edition of Human Geography in Action is highlighted by a robust new software platform via the Internet, enabling students to work with GIS maps, spreadsheets, simulations, and animated graphs. Additionally, instructors enjoy the option to use the WileyPLUS course management system for an enhanced learning environment. Many components from the third edition have been enhanced and updated, including data statistics. New web resources and further readings have also been added to each chapter.
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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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.