Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context, Global Edition (7e) : 9781292109473

Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context, Global Edition (7e)

Knox & Marston
 
Edition
 
7
ISBN
 
9781292109473
ISBN 10
 
1292109475
Published
 
21/09/2015
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
512
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$129.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For courses in Human Geography.

Described as “fresh, innovative, and intelligent,” Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context is acclaimed for its global approach, conceptual rigor, engaging real-world applications, and outstanding visual program. Knox and Marston foster awareness of current issues and developing trends from a geographic perspective, and provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of human geography. 

The authors integrate compelling local, regional, and global viewpoints to give meaning to people and places. By providing access to the latest ideas, concepts, and theories, the text deepens students’ understanding of the interdependence of places and regions in a globalising world. The 7th Edition extends Knox/Marston’s modern approach, integrating new technology as well as new visual and thematic features relevant to human geography today.

Table of contents
  • 1. Geography Matters
  • 2. The Changing Global Context
  • 3. Geographies of Population and Migration
  • 4. People and Nature
  • 5. Cultural Geographies
  • 6. Language, Communication, and Belief
  • 7. Interpreting Places and Landscapes
  • 8. Geographies of Economic Development
  • 9. Geographies of Food and Agriculture
  • 10. Political Geographies
  • 11. Urbanization and the Global Urban System
  • 12. City Spaces: Urban Structure
New to this edition

A distinctly modern look at human geography gives meaning to people and places

  • A new organizational structure now includes standalone chapters on Cultural Geographies and Language, Communication, and Belief.
  • Chapter 6: Language, Communication, and Belief gives a better focus on how both language and religion reflect and influence societies, as well as how they spread around the world, and how they permeate politics and social life.
  • UPDATED! A changing-world perspective takes a contemporary approach to human geography, reflecting many trends in the discipline. The Seventh Edition provides the most up-to-date coverage with amplified and integrated emphasis on the critical topics and themes of today:
    • Sustainability
    • Climate change
    • Gender
    • Place, space, and scale
  • UPDATED! A renewed focus on fundamentals gives students access not only to the new ideas, concepts, and theories that address the changes mentioned above, but also to the fundamentals of human geography: the principles, concepts, theoretical frameworks, and basic knowledge.

 

Engaging real-world applications and graphics allow students to visualize a place or culture

  • UPDATED! The Visualizing Geography features consistently incorporate edgy, modern applications and visualizations of current spatial data. Highly visual, these interesting and challenging Infographics are unique, and set apart Knox/Marston’s visual program even further from other texts of its kind.
  • Spatial Inequality features highlight the growing imbalances and inequalities in today’s global society relative to the chapter’s major themes.
  • UPDATED! The reimagined Geography Matters features, authored by expert contributors from the community, present contemporary research and hot topics in geography subfields. Geography Matters show how geographers are using their unique tools and perspectives to solve contemporary real-world problems, emphasizing how geography and the geographic method matter in the world today.
  • UPDATED! The Future Geographies section at the end of each chapter emphasizes the modern, forward-looking appeal of this text, and increases “futures” content in context. Future Geographies now feature current projections and data and an Apply Your Knowledge feature so that students can put concepts into action.
  • Data Analysis activities at the end of each chapter give students the chance to put their understanding of key themes in the chapter into practice.

 

Active learning tools help students master the material

  • Quick Response (QR) codes placed in the Visualizing Geography features give students instant access to data sets and media.

 

 

MasteringGeography not included. Students, if MasteringGeography is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MasteringGeography should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

Integrated media let students explore far-off places from their smartphone or laptop

  • Geography Videos from such sources as the BBC and the Financial Times are now included in addition to the videos from Television for the Environment’s Life and Earth Report series in MasteringGeography. Over 150 new video clips for over 10 hours of new video available in MasteringGeography, all with automatically-graded assessment activities that can be assigned by teachers.
  • UPDATED! MapMaster Interactive Map Activities use enhanced critical thinking exercises to improve students’ geographic literacy. MapMaster is a powerful interactive map tool that includes layered thematic and place name interactive maps at world and regional scales for students to build their geographic literacy and spatial reasoning skills.
  • UPDATED! Encounter Activities using Google Earth make Google Earth assignable and assessable. Pearson’s Encounter Activities provide rich, interactive explorations of geography concepts using the dynamic features of Google Earth.
  • GeoTutors. These highly visual coaching items with hints and specific wrong answer feedback help students master the most challenging topics in geography.
  • Dynamic Study Modules personalize each student’s learning experience. Created to allow students to acquire knowledge on their own and be better prepared for class discussions and assessments, this mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices.

 

Features & benefits

A distinctly modern look at human geography gives meaning to people and places

  • NEW! A new organisational structure now includes standalone chapters on Cultural Geographies and Language, Communication, and Belief.
  • NEW! Chapter 6: Language, Communication, and Belief gives a better focus on how both language and religion reflect and influence societies, as well as how they spread around the world, and how they permeate politics and social life.
  • Several important themes are woven into every chapter:
    • Interdependence of people and places, especially the interactive relationships between the core and the periphery.
    • Social and cultural differences that are embedded in human geographies, especially the differences that relate to race, ethnicity, gender, age, and class.
    • The relationship between global processes and their local manifestations.
    • The continuing transformation of the political economy of the world system and nations, regions, cities, and localities.
  • UPDATED! A changing-world perspective takes a contemporary approach to human geography, reflecting many trends in the discipline. The Seventh Edition provides the most up-to-date coverage with amplified and integrated emphasis on the critical topics and themes of today:
    • Sustainability
    • Climate change
    • Gender
    • Place, space, and scale
  • Knox/Marston’s hallmark global framework:
    • Promotes a strong connection between topical and regional material by emphasising how their processes are linked (e.g., technological innovation and the varying ways technology is adopted and modified by people and places).
    • Facilitates meaningful comparisons between people and places in different parts of the world, such as how the core-generated industrialisation of agriculture shapes gender relations in households, both in the core and in the periphery.
    • Presents the relevant aspects of academic human geography (e.g., geopolitics and its role in the social construction of spaces and places).
  • UPDATED! A renewed focus on fundamentals gives students access not only to the new ideas, concepts, and theories that address the changes mentioned above, but also to the fundamentals of human geography: the principles, concepts, theoretical frameworks, and basic knowledge.
  • Chapter 1 focuses on basic introductory human geography content, allowing the text to be accessible to a wide range of intro courses and students.

 

Engaging real-world applications and graphics allow students to visualise a place or culture

  • UPDATED! The Visualising Geography features consistently incorporate edgy, modern applications and visualisations of current spatial data. Highly visual, these interesting and challenging Infographics are unique, and set apart Knox/Marston’s visual program even further from other texts of its kind.
  • NEW! Spatial Inequality features highlight the growing imbalances and inequalities in today’s global society relative to the chapter’s major themes.
  • UPDATED! The reimagined Geography Matters features, authored by expert contributors from the community, present contemporary research and hot topics in geography subfields. Geography Matters show how geographers are using their unique tools and perspectives to solve contemporary real-world problems, emphasising how geography and the geographic method matter in the world today.
  • UPDATED! The Future Geographies section at the end of each chapter emphasises the modern, forward-looking appeal of this text, and increases “futures” content in context. Future Geographies now feature current projections and data and an Apply Your Knowledge feature so that students can put concepts into action.
  • Window on the World features take a key concept and explore its application in a particular location. This feature allows students to appreciate the relevance of geographic concepts to world events and brings far-flung places closer to their comprehension.
  • NEW! Data Analysis activities at the end of each chapter give students the chance to put their understanding of key themes in the chapter into practice.
  • The superior cartographic program consists of hundreds of rich, diverse, and fully updated maps to help professors better teach their students the important spatial elements inherent to human geography. In addition to the hundreds of maps that display meticulous attention to detail, the visual program includes:
    • Compound Figures that combine maps with photographs and illustrations. These compound figures capture student interest by integrating spatial, visual, and conceptual information.
    • Everyday-life and mental maps that feature people's perceptions of their surroundings, and highlight maps as useful tools for conducting everyday life.

 

Active learning tools help students master the material

  • NEW! Quick Response (QR) codes placed in the Visualising Geography features give students instant access to data sets and media.
  • A Learning Path keeps students on track as they learn, and retain, concepts:
    • Learning Outcomes in each chapter opener offer students a structured learning path to guide them through the main learning goals for the chapter. The assignable content in MasteringGeography is also correlated to these learning outcomes.
    • UPDATED! Simplified, conceptual Apply Your Knowledge questions are integrated throughout the chapter sections, giving students a chance to stop and practice/apply their understanding for a more active learning approach. The first of these paired questions is now a lower level knowledge-based reading question, while the second is a higher-level application question.
    • NEW! Active learning assessments are now included in all boxed features so that students can check their understanding as they read.
    • NEW! The end-of-chapter Data Analysis activity feature takes students beyond traditional review material. Students will remain engaged and further their understanding as they manipulate media, collect data, and use interactive mapping and GIS.
    • The Learning Outcomes Revisited feature is found at the end of each chapter and summarises chapter content correlated to the Learning Outcomes stated in each chapter opener as the final step of the structured learning path.
  • Chapter-opening anecdotes relevant to the subject matter engage students with interesting and varied topics.
  • Review and Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter can be easily assigned for group discussions or student essays.
  • End-of-chapter Unplugged questions challenge students to go out into the field and apply the geographic knowledge acquired in the chapter to real-world situations.

 

Author biography

Paul Knox received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Sheffield, England. After teaching in the United Kingdom for several years, he moved to the United States to take a position as professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech. His teaching centers on urban and regional development, with an emphasis on comparative study. He has written several books on aspects of economic geography, social geography, and urbanization, and he serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals. In 1996 he was appointed to the position of University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where he currently serves as Senior Fellow for International Advancement, and International Director of the Metropolitan Institute. Paul is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Pearson’s Urbanization 3rd edition and World Regions in Global Context.

 

Sallie Marston received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has been a faculty member at the University of Arizona since 1986. Her teaching focuses on the political and cultural aspects of social life, with particular emphasis on sociospatial theory. She is the recipient of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award. Her teaching focuses on culture, politics, globalization, and methods. She is the author of over 70 journal articles, book chapters, and books and serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals. She is currently a professor in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona. Sallie and Paul is coauthor Pearson’s introductory world regional geography textbook, World Regions in Global Context. In 2013 the Association of American Geographers recognized Sallie with a lifetime achievement award.