Human Geography in Action / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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"Learning by doing" is the exciting new way to experience human geography! The CD included with your textbook will enable you to analyze and interpret geographic information and develop real-world skills. You'll have fun as you interact with activities that are filled with animated graphics, rich color, and powerful analytical tools. The second edition CD offers more activities, updated data, new tools, and an easy-to-use, web-browser interface!
With this book and CD You'll be able to:
- Customize maps of ethnic populations in the United States and Canada using the power of GIS (now with 2000 Census data).
- Analyze the effects of globalization on agriculture in Mexico and the Amazon using digital satellite images.
- Overlay maps of different cultural traits to define the Middle East and American Southwest culture regions using geographic information systems(GIS).
- Simulate India's demographic future under different fertility assumptions.
- Debate five real-world planning scenarios for channeling urban sprawl in Colorado springs.
- Also add new baseball franchises, watch AIDS spread, predict migration to our state, map segregation patterns, take a virtual urban field trip, and analyze environmental systems.
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|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 Instructor||ix|
|Preface for the Student||xv|
|Chapter 1||True Maps, False Impressions: Making, Manipulating, and Interpreting Maps|
|Definitions of Key Terms||31|
|Chapter 2||Layers of Tradition: Culture Regions at Different Scales|
|Definitions of Key Terms||58|
|Chapter 3||Tracking the AIDS Epidemic in the United States: Diffusion Through Space and Time|
|Definitions of Key Terms||82|
|Chapter 4||Newton's First Law of Migration: The Gravity Model|
|Definitions of Key Terms||106|
|Chapter 5||One Billion and Counting: The Hidden Momentum of Population Growth in India|
|Definitions of Key Terms||132|
|Chapter 6||Help Wanted: The Changing Geography of Jobs|
|Definitions of Key Terms||173|
|Chapter 7||Rags and Riches: The Dimensions of Development|
|Definitions of Key Terms||211|
|Chapter 8||Food for Thought: The Globalization of Agriculture|
|Definitions of Key Terms||245|
|Chapter 9||Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Market Areas and the Urban Hierarchy|
|Definitions of Key Terms||273|
|Chapter 10||Reading the Urban Landscape: Census Data and Field Observation|
|Definitions of Key Terms||297|
|Chapter 11||The Disappearing Front Range: Urban Sprawl in Colorado|
|Definitions of Key Terms||327|
|Chapter 12||Do Orange and Green Clash? Residential Segregation in Northern Ireland|
|Definitions of Key Terms||348|
|Chapter 13||Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Nations, States, and Nation-States|
|Definitions of Key Terms||417|
|Chapter 14||Preserving the Planet: Human Impact on Environmental Systems|
|Definitions of Key Terms||456|
|North American Cities||459|