The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography, Global Edition Modified Mastering Geography with Pearson eText (12e) : 9781292162201

The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography, Global Edition Modified Mastering Geography with Pearson eText (12e)

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Trusted for its timeliness, readability, and sound pedagogy, The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography emphasises the relevance of geographic concepts to human challenges. The relationship between globalisation and diversity is woven throughout; Rubenstein addresses these themes with a clear organisation and presentation that engages students and appeals to instructors.

The Twelfth Edition challenges readers to apply geography tools and techniques to their local environments, bridging the global and the local, and getting students to interact with their local geography. New applied activities and debate features as well as integration of BBC videos into eText 2.0, further strengthens readers’ ties to the geography all around them.

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Table of contents
  • 1. This is Geography
  • 2. Population and Health
  • 3. Migration
  • 4. Folk and Popular Culture
  • 5. Languages
  • 6. Religions
  • 7. Ethnicities
  • 8. Political Geography
  • 9. Food and Agriculture
  • 10. Development
  • 11. Industry and Energy
  • 12. Services and Settlements
  • 13. Urban Patterns
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Keep Students Engaged with Active Learning Tools

  • NEW! Doing Geography and the accompanying What’s Your Geography features discuss geographic tools, techniques, and skills used to address real-world problems, and then ask students to put themselves in the role of geographers by applying these skills and techniques to their real-world experiences and environments, thereby connecting the global to the local, and helping students connect the relevance of human geography to their everyday lives.
  • NEW! Debate It presents two sides of a complex topic using a two-column pro vs. con format to help engage students in active debate and decision-making. Debate It can be used for homework, group work, and discussions.
  • NEW! GeoVideo activities integrate BBC videos at the end of chapters, encouraging students to log into Mastering Geography to view the videos and answer questions; these video clips can also be assigned for credit.
  • UPDATED! GIS and spatial analysis examples interwoven throughout the text, spotlight the currency and professional relevance of geographic applications.
  • UPDATED! Sustainability & Our Environment relates the principal topics of human geography to issues of sustainability.

Solid Pedagogical Features

  • UPDATED! The latest science, statistics, and associated imagery. Data sources include the 2015 Population Reference Bureau World Population Data and the 2015 United Nations Human Development Report. Recent world political events are covered, including the rise of the Islamic State, Russia’s takeover of Crimea, and the Syrian refugee crisis.
  • NEW! and REVISED! Cartography. All maps have been thoroughly updated and optimised for maximum accuracy and clear presentation of current data. New projections are used with fewer distortions. New cartograms and other graphic devices have also been added.
  • UPDATED! Key Issues and Learning Outcomes highlight the main points of the chapter and identify the skills and knowledge students should gain from each section.
  • UPDATED! Pause and Reflect questions are mapped to Learning Outcomes and allow students to check their understanding as they read each section.
  • UPDATED! Check Ins summarise the main points of each Key Issue section.
  • UPDATED! End-of-Chapter material includes reviews of Key Issues and Learning Outcomes, visual Thinking Geographically review questions, new GeoVideo activities, Explore activities using Google Earth, and Key Term definitions.
Features of Mastering Geography
  • MapMaster NextGen Interactive Map Activities are inspired by GIS, allowing students to layer various thematic maps to analyse spatial patterns and data at regional and global scales. Now fully mobile, with enhanced analysis tools, with the ability for students to geolocate themselves in the data, and with the ability for students to upload their own data, this tool includes zoom and annotation functionality, with hundreds of map layers leveraging recent data from sources such as the PRB, the World Bank, NOAA, NASA, USGS, United Nations, and the CIA.
  • Pre-Lecture Reading Quizzes ensure that students complete the assigned reading before class and stay on track with reading assignments. Reading Quizzes are 100% mobile ready and can be completed by students on mobile devices.
  • Dynamic Study Modules help students study effectively on their own by continuously assessing their activity and performance in real time. Here's how it works: students complete a set of questions with a unique answer format that also asks them to indicate their confidence level. Questions repeat until the student can answer them all correctly and confidently. Once completed, Dynamic Study Modules explain the concept using materials from the text. These are available as graded assignments prior to class, and accessible on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
  • Learning Catalytics™ is an interactive, student response tool that uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more sophisticated tasks and thinking. Learning Catalytics enables you to generate classroom discussion, guide your lecture, and promote peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Instructors, you can:
  • Pose a variety of open-ended questions that help your students develop critical thinking skills.
  • Monitor responses to find out where students are struggling.
  • Use real-time data to adjust your instructional strategy and try other ways of engaging your students during class.
  • Manage student interactions by automatically grouping students for discussion, teamwork, and peer-to-peer learning.
  • GeoTutor Coaching Activities help students master the toughest geography and geoscience concepts with highly visual, data-rich, kinesthetic activities focused on critical thinking and the application of core geoscience concepts.
  • Encounter Human Geography Google Earth Activities provide rich, interactive Google Earth explorations of human geography concepts, helping students visualise and explore Earth’s natural and built landscapes.
  • Available with multiple-choice and short answer questions. All Explorations include corresponding Google Earth KMZ media files, and questions include hints and specific wrong-answer feedback to help coach students toward mastery of the concepts.
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