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Human Geography in Action / Edition 2

Human Geography in Action / Edition 2


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ISBN-13: 9780471400936
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/01/1901
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 8.44(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.02(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface for the Instructorix
Preface for the Studentxv
Chapter 1True Maps, False Impressions: Making, Manipulating, and Interpreting Maps
Case Study10
Activity 113
Activity 219
Definitions of Key Terms31
Chapter 2Layers of Tradition: Culture Regions at Different Scales
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
Case Study67
Activity 171
Activity 275
Activity 379
Definitions of Key Terms82
Chapter 4Newton's First Law of Migration: The Gravity Model
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
Case Study117
Activity 1123
Activity 2125
Activity 3131
Definitions of Key Terms132
Chapter 6Help Wanted: The Changing Geography of Jobs
Case Study144
Activity 1151
Activity 2171
Definitions of Key Terms173
Chapter 7Rags and Riches: The Dimensions of Development
Case Study192
Activity 1199
Activity 2201
Activity 3203
Activity 4207
Definitions of Key Terms211
Chapter 8Food for Thought: The Globalization of Agriculture
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
Case Study252
Activity 1259
Activity 2265
Definitions of Key Terms273
Chapter 10Reading the Urban Landscape: Census Data and Field Observation
Case Study285
Activity 1287
Activity 2293
Definitions of Key Terms297
Chapter 11The Disappearing Front Range: Urban Sprawl in Colorado
Case Study309
Activity 1313
Activity 2317
Activity 3321
Definitions of Key Terms327
Chapter 12Do Orange and Green Clash? Residential Segregation in Northern Ireland
Case Study334
Activity 1339
Activity 2343
Definitions of Key Terms348
Chapter 13Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Nations, States, and Nation-States
Case Study359
Activity 1361
Activity 2387
Definitions of Key Terms417
Chapter 14Preserving the Planet: Human Impact on Environmental Systems
Case Study433
Activity 1437
Activity 2443
Activity 3447
Definitions of Key Terms456
AppendixReference Maps
North American Cities459
North America461
World Map462
Photo Credits468

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