Human Geography: People and the Environment, 1st Edition

  • K. Lee Lerner
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  • ISBN-10: 1414491387
  • ISBN-13: 9781414491387
  • DDC: 304.2
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 759 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Human Geography: People And The Environment includes over 200 thematically arranged entries, written in an engaging style by academic subject experts, reviewed by an academic editor, and designed to be an accessible, wide-ranging reference specifically intended for high school AP Geography students and teachers. The topics-the fundamentals of Human Geography, Population Geography, Cultural Geography, Political Geography, Agricultural and Rural Geography, Economic and Industrial Geography, and Urban Geography align with the broad aspects of the field and provide in-depth coverage. In addition, sidebars cover case studies relevant to the theories and models discussed in the entries, and show relationships to the UN Millennium Development Goals. Calls out emphasize key points in the entries. In addition, full color images, maps, charts, graphs, other visual datasets, and an index help users and researchers make sense of the demographic and statistical data discussed in the entries. Other useful features include a chronology of important dates relevant to the topics discussed, and a Glossary to define key terms.

Features and Benefits

  • Over 200 topic entries, with sidebars and call-out quotations.
  • Over 150 full color images.
  • Numerous full color maps, charts, and other visual datasets.
  • Chronology of key dates.
  • Glossary of key terms.
  • Index.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414491352 | ISBN-13: 9781414491356

Table of Contents

Agricultural and Rural Geography.
Agricultural and Rural Geography: Agricultural Regions and Resources.
Agricultural and Rural Geography: Agricultural Systems and Production.
Agricultural and Rural Geography: Patterns and Distribution.
Agricultural Regions.
Agriculture (Definition).
Ancient Cities (Development of Cities).
Aquaculture--Cultivation of Oceans.
Bid-Rent Model.
Boundary Disputes.
Categories of Economic Development.
Census Data and Collection Methods.
Central Business District (CBD).
Central Place Theory—Walter Christaller.
Characteristics of Migrants.
City Types.
Classic Models of US Urban Structure.
Classification of Place Names.
Colonialism (colonies).
Comparative Advantage.
Concepts of Culture.
Cultural Diffusion.
Cultural Diffusion and Change on a global level.
Cultural Ecology.
Cultural Geography.
Cultural Geography: Language.
Cultural Geography: Religions.
Cultural Landscapes.
Cultural Regions.
Culture and Gender.
Demographic Indicators of Development.
Demographic Transition Model (with examples).
Dependency Theory.
Diffusion of House Types.
Diffusion of Religions.
Distribution and Management of Fossil Fuels.
Distribution of Agriculture.
Distribution of Economic Regions.
Distribution of Languages (Global).
Economic and Industrial Geography: Economic Development.
Economic and Industrial Geography: Economic Systems.
Economic and Industrial Geography: Globalization.
Economic and Industrial Geography: Industrial Regions.
Economic and Industrial Geography: Models and Theory.
Economic Base of Settlements.
Economic Indicators of Development.
Economic Indicators of Development that focus of Gender.
Economic Support Factors.
Economic Systems.
Electoral Geography.
Environmental Impact of Agriculture.
Environmental Impact of Cultural Practices and Values.
Epidemiologic Transition Model.
Ethnic Religion (local).
Ethnicity and Race.
Export Processing Zones.
Food Supply and Distribution.
Forces of Cohesion and Fragmentation.
Foreign-Direct Investment.
Four Stages of US Cities (John Borchert).
Functional Differentiation (in architecture).
Fundamentals of Human Geography.
Fundamentals of Human Geography: Concepts and Skills.
Fundamentals of Human Geography: Maps and Spatial Data.
Future of Industrial Regions and Contemporary Patterns.
Gateways States (S.B. Cohen, 1991).
Geographical Concepts.
Geographical Themes.
Geography, Fields of.
Geography, Six Elements of.
Geo-politics of language.
Geospatial Technologies.
Global Population Distribution.
Government Programs to influence Population.
Grain Farming.
Gravity Model.
Heartland Theory (Sir Halford Mackinder).
Hierarchy of Services.
High-Technology Corridors.
Historic Global Population Movement/Migration Patterns.
History of Boundaries.
History of Geography.
Ian Bremmer’s J-Curve.
Immigrant State.
Immigrants and Emigrants.
Industrial Location Factors.
Industrial Revolution.
International Relations.
Intervening Obstacles and opportunities.
Irrigation Methods.
Language and State Boundaries.
Language Diffusion.
Language Maps.
Language Trees-Language Evolution.
Language Trees-Language Family.
Liberal Models.
Life Course.
Linear vs. Exponential Growth.
Livestock Ranching.
Locational Interdependence.
Longitude and Latitude.
Major Industrial Regions.
Manufacturing Export Zones.
Map classes (cylindrical, planar, conic, oval).
Map Distortion (shape, distance, relative size, direction, deletion).
Map Projections (equal area, conformal, etc.).
Map Reading.
Map Scale.
Map Types.
Market Area Analysis.
Mediterranean Agriculture.
Mental Maps.
Migration Patterns within a Region.
Mixed Crop and Livestock Farming.
Models of Economic Development (and critiques).
Models of Urban Systems.
Modern Commercial Agriculture.
Modern Global Population Movement/Migration Patterns.
Modern State (European Model).
Modernization Model (take-off model), Walt Rostow.
New World Order.
Organic Theory (Friedrich Ratzel).
Organization of Landscape.
Origin of Religions.
Origin-Based Classification (Richard Hartshone).
Origins/Timeline of Agriculture.
Pessimistic vs. Optimistic Viewpoints of Economic Development.
Plantation Farming.
Political Geography.
Political Geography: Boundaries and the Evolution of Nation States.
Political Geography: Nations and International Relations.
Political Geography: Territories and States.
Political Organization.
Political Power Distribution within States.
Politics of Immigration.
Popular Culture (Widespread, Global) vs. Folk Culture (Clustered/Regional).
Population Decline.
Population Density.
Population effects on the Environment.
Population Geography: Distribution, Trends and the Environment.
Population Geography: Models & Theory.
Population Geography: Movements and Migration.
Population Growth-History and Future Trends.
Population Structure.
Post-Industrial Cities.
Post-Roman, Pre-Industrial Europe.
Poverty in Urban Areas.
Process of Deterioration.
Property Ownership Patterns.
Racial Tension in Urban Areas.
Rank-Size Rule.
Ravenstein’s Model on distance of migration.
Religion and Geo-Politics.
Religious Boundaries.
Religious Calendars.
Religious Conflict.
Religious Divinity Classifications.
Religious Programs/Policies to influence Population.
Rice Growing.
Sacred Places.
Secondary Industrial Regions.
Segregation, forced.
Segregation, voluntary.
Service Industry.
Settlement Patterns.
Site and Situation of Urban Areas.
Social Indicators of Development.
Socio-Economic Issues in Suburban Geography.
Socio-Economic Issues in Urban Geography.
Sources of Geographic Data.
Spatial relationships between political patterns and patterns of ethnicity, economy, and environment.
Specialized Economic Zones.
Specialized Fruit Production.
Stateless Nations.
Structuralist Models.
Subsistence Agriculture.
Sustainable Agriculture.
Sustainable Development.
Syncretic Religions.
The Four Asian Tigers.
The Four Baby Tigers.
The Law of the Sea.
The Rimland Theory (Nicholas Spykman).
Theory of the Location of Industries (Alfred Weber 1909).
Toponymy (Toponyms, including religious toponyms).
Treaty Ports.
Truck Farming.
Types of Boundaries.
Types of Migration.
Understanding Demographic Data.
United States Historical Immigration and Migration Patterns and Analysis.
Universalizing Religions (global).
Urban Geography: Development of Cities.
Urban Geography: Issues and Infrastructure.
Urban Geography: Models and Theory.
Urban Geography: Urbanization.
Urban Hierarchy by Influence.
Urban Infrastructure.
Urban Realms Model.
Urban Renewal.
Urban Structure.
Urbanization and the Environment.
Urbanization Process.
Use and Misuse of Maps.
Von Thunen Model of Agricultural Land Use.
Wilbur Zelinsky’s Migration Transition Model.
World Cities.
World City Models.
World Systems Model—Global Scale (Immanuel Wallerstein).
World-Systems Analysis (Immanuel Wallerstein).
Zero Population Growth.

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