Population Geography: Tools and Issues

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Overview

A second edition of this book is now available.

This compact and accessible core text offers a comprehensive, issue-oriented introduction to population geography. Providing a set of functional tools and techniques for studying population geography, K. Bruce Newbold also explores real-world issues such as HIV/AIDS, international migration, fertility, mortality, resource scarcity, and conflict.

Every chapter includes both methods and focus sections to provide a more in-depth discussion of the ideas and concepts presented in the text. Newbold highlights the geographical perspective—with its ability to provide powerful insights and bridge disparate issues—by emphasizing the role of space and place, location, regional differences, and diffusion. Arguing that an understanding of population is essential to prepare for the future, this cogent text will provide upper-division undergraduates with a thorough grasp of the fundamentals of the field.

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Editorial Reviews

Emily Skop
This fine book stands out amid the many texts available on the population question. Newbold takes us on a tour through the familiar landscape of population geography and, with great clarity, makes the subject more diverse, complex, and interesting, and thus, more important. Well worth adopting.
Matthew Shumway
Brilliantly done. Bruce Newbold combines a comprehensive knowledge of population geography with insights gained from his own work to write a book that presents important population issues at multiple spatial scales in a way that encourages students to seriously engage the material. Just as important as the concepts are the series of exercises designed to teach students some of the methods of population geography and how they can be used to tackle vital issues. This text will save me countless hours of work while providing my students with one of the best introductions to the field. I can’t wait to start using it.
Sue C. Grady
Globalization is changing the way in which populations are studied. Bruce Newbold's timely book teaches how geographic principles and techniques are used to measure and understand the changing nature of populations around the world. The chapters are cutting-edge, and the in-depth focus and methods and measures at the end of each chapter make this a very interesting and all-inclusive textbook for graduate and undergraduate students. It's also a great resource for cross-disciplinary researchers and professionals who want to understand and apply population geography in their work today.
Carlos Teixeira
This excellent text has been very useful for my students as well as for me as an instructor. Overall, Bruce Newbold has made my life (as an urban social geographer) much easier when it comes to teaching population geography. The second edition is up to date on the latest world population trends, issues, and statistics. I will adopt it again for its coverage of a wide range of important and interrelated topics related to population geography as well as for the balance and clarity with which the author introduces key concepts and presents diverse and complex research themes as well as the key concepts introduced. Newbold makes the material interesting and engaging for students, and the fact that he presents important population research themes at different spatial scales enriches the book even more. It helps students with research interests in population not only to better understand the importance of spatial scale for geography and geographers but also why it’s important to study population and its policy implications. At the end of each chapter, for example, Newbold includes Focus; Methods, Measures, and Tools; and “Study Questions” sections that encourage students to engage with the material by reflecting on real-world issues/case studies in a more in-depth way. A great initiative! This comprehensive, balanced, and accessible revised textbook should be required reading for university students interested in the major population issues and trends in North America and the world. It will also be valuable as a supplementary text in other subdisciplines such as urban, social, ethnic, and cultural geography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742557543
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/16/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

K. Bruce Newbold is professor in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences and director of the McMaster Institute for Environment & Health at McMaster University.

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Table of Contents

Population Geography: An Introduction
Chapter 1: World Population
Chapter 2: Population Data
Chapter 3: Population Distribution and Composition
Chapter 4: Fertility
Chapter 5: Mortality
Chapter 6: Internal Migration
Chapter 7: International Migration Flows: Immigrants and Transnational Migrants
Chapter 8: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
Chapter 9: Urbanization
Chapter 10: Population Policies
Chapter 11: Population Growth: Linking to Economic Development, Resource Scarcity, and Food Security
Conclusion: Doing Population Geography
Glossary
List of Websites

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