The Human Mosaic

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Author: Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780716763840

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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The Thematic Approach of The Human Mosaic.

Jordan's Fundamentals of the Human Mosaic

A Thematic Introduction to Cultural Geography

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Author: Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov,Mona Domosh,Roderick P. Neumann,Patricia L. Price

Publisher: W. H. Freeman

ISBN: 9781464110689

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Exceptionally brief, and filled with fascinating information and image-rich study features, Fundamentals of The Human Mosaic reintroduced the thematic organization that made Terry Jordan-Bychkov's The Human Mosaic a bestseller, centering coverage around five distinctive perspectives: • Culture region • Cultural diffusion • Cultural ecology • Cultural interaction • Cultural landscape The thoroughly updated new edition features a wealth of content updates and an expanded media package that includes Freeman's new online course space, LaunchPad (featuring LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and a number of additional interactive study tools in an innovative interface that makes it supremely easy to create and deliver assignments.

The Human Mosaic

A Cultural Approach to Human Geography

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Author: Mona Domosh,Roderick P. Neumann,Patricia L. Price,Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429240180

Category: Science

Page: 496

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The classic text originated by Terry Jordan remains a bestselling classroom favorite, continually offering students a cohesive framework for exploring both the defining core topics of human geography and the most important, emerging issues in the field. In the new edition, authors Mona Domosh, Roderick Neumann, and Patricia Price offer their take on Terry Jordan's unique approach, organizing each chapter around five essential themes: • Region • Mobility • Globalization • Nature-Culture • Cultural Landscape Within this thematic approach, the new edition offers fully updated coverage, new features and pedagogy, and new media options.

The Cultural Geography Reader

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Author: Timothy Oakes,Patricia L. Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134113153

Category: Science

Page: 12

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The Cultural Geography Reader draws together fifty-two classic and contemporary abridged readings that represent the scope of the discipline and its key concepts. Readings have been selected based on their originality, accessibility and empirical focus, allowing students to grasp the conceptual and theoretical tools of cultural geography through the grounded research of leading scholars in the field. Each of the eight sections begins with an introduction that discusses the key concepts, its history and relation to cultural geography and connections to other disciplines and practices. Six to seven abridged book chapters and journal articles, each with their own focused introductions, are also included in each section. The readability, broad scope, and coverage of both classic and contemporary pieces from the US and UK makes The Cultural Geography Reader relevant and accessible for a broad audience of undergraduate students and graduate students alike. It bridges the different national traditions in the US and UK, as well as introducing the span of classic and contemporary cultural geography. In doing so, it provides the instructor and student with a versatile yet enduring benchmark text.

Loose-leaf Version for Fundamentals of the Human Mosaic

A Thematic Introduction to Cultural Geography

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Author: Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1464174334

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Exceptionally brief, and filled with fascinating information and image-rich study features, Fundamentals of The Human Mosaic reintroduced the thematic organization that made Terry Jordan-Bychkov's The Human Mosaic a bestseller, centering coverage around five distinctive perspectives: • Culture region • Cultural diffusion • Cultural ecology • Cultural interaction • Cultural landscape

Student Atlas of World Politics

Tenth Edition

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Author: John Allen,Christopher Sutton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 007763361X

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Dry Place

Landscapes of Belonging and Exclusion

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Author: Patricia L. Price

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816643066

Category: History

Page: 222

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Landscape is the space of negotiation between human beings and the physical world, and rarely are the negotiations more complex and subtle than those conducted through the desert landscape along the Mexico-U.S. border. Patricia L. Price views the shaping of the landscape on and around the border through various narratives that have sought to establish claims to these dry lands. Most prominent are the accounts of Anglo-American expansionism and Manifest Destiny juxtaposed with the Chicano nationalist tale of Aztlan in the twentieth century, all constituting collective, contending claims to the U.S. Southwest. Demonstrating how stories can become vehicles for reshaping places and identities, Price considers characters old and new who inhabit the contemporary borderlands between Mexico and the United States-ranging from longstanding manifestations of good and evil in the figures of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Devil to a collection of lay saints embodying current concerns. Dry Place weaves together theoretical insights with field-based inquiry, autobiography, and creative writing to arrive at a textured understanding of the bordered landscape of late modern subjectivity. Patricia L. Price is associate professor of geography in the Department of International Relations at Florida International University in Miami.

Imposing Wilderness

Struggles Over Livelihood and Nature Preservation in Africa

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Author: Roderick P. Neumann

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520234685

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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"An impressive achievement. . . . Given the intense and sometimes violent character of park-centered conflicts, given the pivotal role of nature tourism in the foreign-currency earnings of African countries, and given the persistence of rural poverty, Neumann's observations and arguments take on tremendous significance."—Allan Pred, Editorial Board, California Studies in Critical Human Geography

Statistics in Geography

A Practical Approach - Revised with 17 Programs

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Author: David Ebdon

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631136880

Category: Science

Page: 242

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Statistics in Geography has established itself as the best introductory textbook on the subject: the author makes statistical concepts and techniques intellible and their applications in a wide variety of problems comprehensible, even exciting. The main feature of this much-awaited new edition is a set of 17 computer programs (with sample outputs) that cover nearly all the statistical techniques described. These have been carefully written to be user-friendly in an elementary subset of Basic to make them simple to implement on most micro computers. This means students can be more adventurous in their applications and interpretations of statistical techniques. The author has, at the same time, retained all the worked examples in the book so that the reader can gain insight into the logic of the methds by working through them by hand. These, together with problems of various levels of complexity plus comprehensive answers at the back of the book, provide the student with a clear and thorough understanding of both the methods and their potential applications.

Dragons and Tigers: A Geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia, 3rd Edition

A Geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia

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Author: Barbara A. Weightman

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118139992

Category: Science

Page: 523

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Dragons and Tigers: A Geography of South, East, and Southeast Asia, Third Edition is the only book that covers all three regions South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. It is the most comprehensive book on the market for a Geography of Asia course. It contains updated and additional maps covering distribution of religions, physical features, linguistic and religious pluralism in Southeast Asia, and more. Using a cross-disciplinary approach, the author discusses evolving physical and cultural landscapes. New to this edition is added content coverage on the impact of globalization, environmental issues, recent environmental disasters and their effects on the region, the recent global economic crisis, migration and urbanization, gender and child welfare issues, religious conflict, agribusiness and sustainability and new patterns of trade.

The Interpretation of Cultures

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Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Fundamentals of the Human Mosaic, A Thematic Introduction to Cultural Geography

Earth sciences, Physical geography

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Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478402873

Category: Education

Page: 43

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Fundamentals of the Human Mosaic, A Thematic Introduction to Cultural Geography. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography

Local Dynamics and Global Processes

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Author: William G. Moseley,Eric Perramond,Holly M. Hapke,Paul Laris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118241053

Category: Science

Page: 416

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This introductory level text explores various theoretical approaches to human-environment geography, demonstrating how local dynamics and global processes influence how we interact with our environments. Introduces students to fundamental concepts in environmental geography and science Explores the core theoretical traditions within the field, along with major thematic issues such as population, food and agriculture, and water resources Offers an engaging and unique view of the spatial relationships between humans and their environment across geographical locations around the world Includes a variety of real-world policy questions and emphasizes geography’s strong tradition of field work by featuring prominent nature-society geographers in guest field notes

China's Geography

Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change

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Author: Gregory Veeck,Clifton W. Pannell,Christopher J. Smith,Youqin Huang

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742567842

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Despite China's obvious and growing importance on the world stage, it is often and easily misunderstood. Indeed, there are many Chinas, as this comprehensive survey of contemporary China vividly illustrates. Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition that offers the only sustained geography of the reform era, this book traces the changes occurring in this powerful and ancient nation across both time and space. Beginning with China's diverse landscapes and environments, and continuing through its formative history and tumultuous recent past, the authors present contemporary China as a product of both internal and external forces of past and present. They trace current and future successes and challenges while placing China in its international context as a massive, still-developing nation that must meet the needs of its 1.3 billion citizens while becoming a major regional and global player. Through clear prose and new, dynamic maps and photos, China's Geography illustrates and explains the great differences in economy and culture found throughout China's many regions.

A Companion to Political Geography

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Author: John A. Agnew,Katharyne Mitchell,Gerard Toal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998938

Category: Science

Page: 512

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A Companion to Political Geography presents students and researchers with a substantial survey of this active and vibrant field. Introduces the best thinking in contemporary political geography. Contributions written by scholars whose work has helped to shape the discipline. Includes work at the cutting edge of the field. Covers the latest theoretical developments.

The Protected Landscape Approach

Linking Nature, Culture and Community

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Author: Jessica Brown,Nora J. Mitchell,Michael Beresford

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831707978

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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The traditional patterns of land use that have created many of the world's cultural landscapes contribute to biodiversity, support ecological processes, provide important environmental services, and have proven sustainable over the centuries. Protected landscapes can serve as living models of sustainable use of land and resources, and offer important lessons for sustainable development. Examples of these landscapes and the diverse strategies needed to maintain this essential relationship between people and the land are provided.

Student Atlas of World Geography

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Author: John Allen,Christopher Sutton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780073527628

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The Student Atlas series combines full-color maps and data sets to introduce students to the importance of the connections between geography and other areas of study such as world politics, environmental issues, and economic development. These thematic atlases will give students a clear picture of the recent agricultural, industrial, demographic, environmental, economic, and political changes in every world region.

Economic Geography

A Contemporary Introduction

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Author: Neil Coe,Philip Kelly,Henry W. C. Yeung

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405132191

Category: Science

Page: 456

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Economic Geography is a comprehensive introduction to this growing field, providing students with a vibrant and distinctive geographical insight into the economy. Contrasts a distinctively geographical approach with popular conceptions and assumptions in economics and management studies Debates a wide range of topics including economic discourses, uneven development, commodity chains, technology and agglomeration, the commodification of nature, states, transnational corporations, labour, consumption, economic cultures, gender, and ethnic economies Is richly illustrated with examples, vignettes, and case studies drawn from a variety of sectors around the world Is written in a clear, engaging and lively style Includes a rich array of photos, figures, text boxes, sample essay questions and annotated lists of further reading

The Image of the City

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Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262620017

Category: Architecture

Page: 194

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The classic work on the evaluation of city form. What does the city's form actually mean to the people who live there? What can the city planner do to make the city's image more vivid and memorable to the city dweller? To answer these questions, Mr. Lynch, supported by studies of Los Angeles, Boston, and Jersey City, formulates a new criterion--imageability--and shows its potential value as a guide for the building and rebuilding of cities. The wide scope of this study leads to an original and vital method for the evaluation of city form. The architect, the planner, and certainly the city dweller will all want to read this book.