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Human Geography

A Short Introduction

John Rennie Short

Publication Date - July 2014

ISBN: 9780199925124

352 pages
8 x 10 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $54.95


Human Geography: A Short Introduction communicates the complex human geography of the contemporary world using a concise, focused approach. Written in an engaging style, the text conveys the sense of wonder that drives
the best in geography. Human Geography is an ideal choice for professors who prefer the flexibility of a succinct and incisive text without compromising on scholarly excellence. It has been deliberately constructed to provide all the basics students will need while simultaneously empowering professors to customize and augment their courses as they see fit.

* Detailed and engaging case studies bring the book's broader arguments to life
* Elegantly illustrated with an abundance of colorful features and illustrations that add texture and context to the discussion
* Every chapter includes a list of further readings and websites for instructors and students
* Priced at less than one third the cost of the best-selling books in the field, yet supported by strong graphics and supplements programs, this book represents unparalleled flexibility and value for both students and professors.

About the Author(s)

John Rennie Short is Professor of Geography and Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The author of thirty-seven books and numerous papers in academic journals, he is the recipient of awards from the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Geographic Society, and the Social Science Research Council.


"Human Geography is an engaging introduction, one that foregrounds a keen interest in our ideas and theories about the influence of geography on human affairs."--Owen J. Dwyer III, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Table of Contents

    PART 1: The Context

    1. Home Planet
    2. The Intellectual Context

    PART 2: People, Resources and Environment

    3. Population Trends
    4. Population and Food
    5. Population and Resources
    6. People and The Environment

    PART 3: The Economic Organization of Space

    7. The Geography of Three Economic Sectors
    8. The Economic Geography of Different Scales and Various Agents

    PART 4: The Global Organization of Space

    9. Creating a Global Economy
    10. The Global Geography of Culture

    Part 5: The Political Organization of Space

    11. Empires
    12. The Nation-state

    PART 6: The Urban Organization of Space

    13. The Urban Transformation
    14. Networks of Cities
    15. The Internal Structure of the City

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