Human Geography: A Short Introduction

Paperback | July 15, 2014

byJohn Rennie Short

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Human Geography: A Short Introduction gives students a sense of the complex human geography of the contemporary world with a concise, focused format in an accessible, engaging style. The book is a foundation for college courses in human geography. Using detailed case studies to enliven broader arguments and comprehensive scholarship, Human Geography is the ideal choice for instructors who want the flexibility of a short primer without compromising on scholarly excellence. It is specifically designed to be augmented by the instructors. It provides a fresh update to Human Geography in a new and exciting manner.Features* Detailed and engaging case studies bring the book's broader arguments to life* 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.

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Human Geography: A Short Introduction gives students a sense of the complex human geography of the contemporary world with a concise, focused format in an accessible, engaging style. The book is a foundation for college courses in human geography. Using detailed case studies to enliven broader arguments and comprehensive scholarship, H...

John Rennie Short is a well-known, often cited and respected human geographer. He is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The author of 37 books and numerous papers in academic journals, he is the recipient of awards from the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the N...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199925127

ISBN - 13:9780199925124

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PART 1: The Context1. Home Planet2. The Intellectual ContextPART 2: People, Resources and Environment3. Population Trends4. Population and Food5. Population and Resources6. People and The EnvironmentPART 3: The Economic Organization of Space7. The Geography of Three Economic Sectors8. The Economic Geography of Different Scales and Various AgentsPART 4: The Global Organization of Space9. Creating a Global Economy10. The Global Geography of CulturePART 5: The Political Organization of Space11. Empires12. The Nation-statePART 6: The Urban Organization of Space13. The Urban Transformation14. Networks of Cities15. The Internal Structure of the City