Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2016

584 Pages | 146 photos; 57 figures; 103 maps

11.0 x 8.9 inches

ISBN: 9780199019557

Bookseller Code (06)

Human Geography

Ninth Edition

William Norton and Michael Mercier

  • International examples throughout offer students a global perspective on human geography.
  • The only ground-up Canadian book of its kind, incorporating a wealth of up-to-date Canadian examples where appropriate.
  • Praised by reviewers for its clear and comprehensible presentation of concepts and examples.
  • The product of a lifetime of teaching and research, the text offers an authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the discipline.
  • Thematic approach provides context through three recurring themes - Humans and Land, Regional Studies, and Spatial Analysis - that organize and unify the text.
  • An excellent art program features easy-to-read maps, beautiful photographs, and full-colour boxes and figures.
  • Historical coverage of the discipline helps students understand the origins and evolution of human geography and provides insight into its future.
  • An engaging box program highlights attention-grabbing topics that invite students to think about ideas in human geography from many angles:
  • Contributed Focus on Geographers boxes feature active geographers discussing their current research, offering students insight into the careers of human geographers.
  • In the News boxes draw students' attention to current events that relate to human geography.
  • Examining the Issues boxes look at key theoretical areas of the discipline such as environmental determinism, Marxist thought and practice, psychogeography, and the geography of fear.
  • Around the Globe boxes explore topics such as the World Trade Organization, declining fertility, and flooding in Bangladesh, offering students a global perspective on human geography.
  • Additional web content indicated in the text by a marginal icon.

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