Human Geography in Action / Edition 4

Human Geography in Action / Edition 4

by Michael Kuby, John Harner, Patricia Gober
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471701211

ISBN-13: 9780471701217

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Lying on the arid steppes of Central Asia, the Aral Sea (depicted on the front cover) once supported a thriving fishing industry for Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. As the Soviet Union developed the region, the sea shrank to a fraction of its former size, leaving boats high and dry and most fish species gone. Even worse, toxic salts and agricultural chemicals that…  See more details below

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Lying on the arid steppes of Central Asia, the Aral Sea (depicted on the front cover) once supported a thriving fishing industry for Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. As the Soviet Union developed the region, the sea shrank to a fraction of its former size, leaving boats high and dry and most fish species gone. Even worse, toxic salts and agricultural chemicals that accumulated on the lake bottom are now exposed to winds and carried to nearby cities, where cancer rates have skyrocketed. How did human and natural systems interact to convert the world's fourth largest lake into an ecological catastrophe? Human Geography in Action, 3/e provides you with the knowledge, the concepts, and the problem-solving skills you need to answer this and many other socially relevant questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471701217
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.06(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface for the Instructorix
Preface for the Studentxv
Chapter 1True Maps, False Impressions: Making, Manipulating, and Interpreting Maps
Introduction1
Case Study10
Activity 113
Activity 219
Definitions of Key Terms31
Chapter 2Layers of Tradition: Culture Regions at Different Scales
Introduction33
Case Study39
Activity 147
Activity 251
Activity 355
Definitions of Key Terms58
Chapter 3Tracking the AIDS Epidemic in the United States: Diffusion Through Space and Time
Introduction61
Case Study67
Activity 171
Activity 275
Activity 379
Definitions of Key Terms82
Chapter 4Newton's First Law of Migration: The Gravity Model
Introduction85
Case Study93
Activity 197
Activity 2101
Activity 3103
Activity 4105
Definitions of Key Terms106
Chapter 5One Billion and Counting: The Hidden Momentum of Population Growth in India
Introduction109
Case Study117
Activity 1123
Activity 2125
Activity 3131
Definitions of Key Terms132
Chapter 6Help Wanted: The Changing Geography of Jobs
Introduction133
Case Study144
Activity 1151
Activity 2171
Definitions of Key Terms173
Chapter 7Rags and Riches: The Dimensions of Development
Introduction175
Case Study192
Activity 1199
Activity 2201
Activity 3203
Activity 4207
Definitions of Key Terms211
Chapter 8Food for Thought: The Globalization of Agriculture
Introduction213
Case Study221
Activity 1225
Activity 2233
Activity 3237
Definitions of Key Terms245
Chapter 9Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Market Areas and the Urban Hierarchy
Introduction247
Case Study252
Activity 1259
Activity 2265
Definitions of Key Terms273
Chapter 10Reading the Urban Landscape: Census Data and Field Observation
Introduction275
Case Study285
Activity 1287
Activity 2293
Definitions of Key Terms297
Chapter 11The Disappearing Front Range: Urban Sprawl in Colorado
Introduction299
Case Study309
Activity 1313
Activity 2317
Activity 3321
Definitions of Key Terms327
Chapter 12Do Orange and Green Clash? Residential Segregation in Northern Ireland
Introduction329
Case Study334
Activity 1339
Activity 2343
Definitions of Key Terms348
Chapter 13Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Nations, States, and Nation-States
Introduction351
Case Study359
Activity 1361
Activity 2387
Definitions of Key Terms417
Chapter 14Preserving the Planet: Human Impact on Environmental Systems
Introduction419
Case Study433
Activity 1437
Activity 2443
Activity 3447
Definitions of Key Terms456
AppendixReference Maps
North American Cities459
North America461
World Map462
Index465
Photo Credits468

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