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Print Price: $124.95

Format:
Paperback
528 pp.
Photos, figures, and maps, 8" x 10.875"

ISBN-13:
9780190164577

Copyright Year:
2024

Imprint: OUP Canada


Human Geography

Eleventh Edition

Michael Mercier

Mercier, Human Geography empowers students of varying academic backgrounds to understand how human behaviour affects the earth's surface and helps students draw connections between geography and topics such as globalization, politics, biology, economics, philosophy, cultural studies, sociology, and climate change. As the only ground-up Canadian textbook on the market, Human Geography provides students and instructors with more meaningful Canadian examples than its competitors, making clear how environmental trends in Canada compare within a broader global context.
The new edition of Human Geography teaches students how to engage with GIS and the power of maps. Each chapter features interactive maps that provide students the opportunity to use GIS and understand how concepts and processes affect specific places.
The interactive maps and graphs also feature pop-up text boxes and photos, as well as assignable auto-graded quizzes to enhance the learning experience.

Readership : First- and second-year courses in geography, environmental studies, or earth science departments at Canadian universities and colleges.

1. What Is Human Geography?
a. Defining Human Geography
b. Concepts: Space, Place, and Region
c. Concepts: Interaction, Communication, and Movement
d. Geographic Tools
e. People and Places
2. Environment and Society
a. Environment and Society: A Conceptual Framework
b. A Global Perspective
c. Environmental Concern
d. Human Impacts on Vegetation
e. Human Impacts on Animals
f. Human Impacts on Land, Soil, Air, and Water
g. Human Impacts on Climate
h. Earth's Vital Signs
i. Sustainability and Sustainable Development
3. Geographies of Globalization
a. Introducing Globalization
b. Geography as a Discipline in Distance
c. Overcoming Distance: Transportation
d. Overcoming Distance: Trade
e. Overcoming Distance: Transnational Corporations (TNCs)
f. Overcoming Distance: Communication
g. Interpreting, Conceptualizing, and Measuring Globalization
h. Economic Globalization
i. Cultural Globalization
j. Political Globalization
k. Assessing Globalization: Good or Bad?
4. Population, and Health and Migration
a. Population Distribution
b. Population Dynamics
c. Fertility
d. Mortality
e. Natural Increase
f. Government Policies
g. The Composition of a Population
h. History of Population Growth
i. Explaining Population Growth
j. Migration
k. Health Geographies
l. Social and Spatial Inequalities of Health
5. Uneven Development and Global Inequalities
a. Identifying Global Inequalities
b. Explaining Global Inequalities
c. Interpreting the Significance of Global Inequalities
d. Refugees
e. Natural Disasters and Diseases
f. Facilitating Development and Prospects for Growth
g. Striving for Equality, Fairness, and Social Justice
6. Geographies of Culture and Landscape
a. A World Divided by Culture?
b. Formal Cultural Regions
c. Vernacular Cultural Regions
d. The Making of Cultural Landscapes
e. Cultural Variables: Language and Religion
f. Religion
7. Geographies of Identity and Difference
a. The Cultural Turn
b. Race
c. Ethnicity
d. Mechanism for Colonization
e. Racism and Prejudice
f. Gender
g. Sexuality
h. Identities and Landscapes
i. Geographies of Well-Being
j. Folk Culture and Popular Culture
k. Tourism
8. Political Geography
a. State Creation
b. Geopolitics
c. Unstable States
d. Groupings of States
e. The Role of the State
f. Elections: Geography Matters
g. The Geography of Peace and War
h. Our Geopolitical Future
9. An Urban World
a. An Urbanizing World
b. The Origins and Growth of Cities
c. The Location of Cities
d. Urban Systems and Hierarchies
e. Global Cities
10. Urban Form and the Social Geography of the City
a. Explaining Urban Form
b. Housing and Neighbourhoods
c. Suburbs and Sprawl
d. Inequality and Poverty
e. Urban Indigeneity
f. Cities as Centers of Production and Consumption
g. Transportation and Communication
h. Planning the City
i. Cities of the Less- Developed World
11. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
a. The Geography of Food Production
b. Distance, Land Value, and Land Use
c. Domesticating Plants and Animals
d. The Evolution of World Agricultural Landscapes
e. World Agriculture Today: Types and Regions
f. Global Agricultural Restructuring
g. Food Production, Food Consumption, and Identity
12. Industry and Services
a. The Industrial Location Problem
b. The Industrial Revolution
c. Fossil Fuel Sources of Energy
d. World Industrial Geography
e. Globalization and Industrial Geographies
f. Uneven Development in More- Developed Countries
Glossary
References
Index

Test Bank
PowerPoints
Image Bank
Chapter Quizzes
Flash Cards

Michael Mercier is an assistant professor (teaching stream) in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University. His teaching interests are primarily focused in the broad, interdisciplinary field of human geography, including urban, economic, social, population and health, and regional geography.

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Special Features

  • Statistics, maps, and tables fully updated with 2021 Census data.
  • International examples throughout the book offer students a global perspective on human geography.
  • The only ground-up Canadian book of its kind, incorporating a wealth of up-to-date Canadian examples.
  • Praised by reviewers for its clear and comprehensible presentation of concepts and examples.
  • Thematic approach provides context through three recurring themes - Humans and Land, Regional Studies, and Spatial Analysis - that organize and unify the text.
  • Streamlined to present content more efficiently in order to provide a book that works in one-semester courses.
  • Teaches students how to engage with GIS and the power of maps. Each chapter features interactive maps that provide students the opportunity to use GIS and understand how concepts and processes affect specific places.
  • The interactive maps and graphs also feature pop-up text boxes and photos, as well as assignable auto-graded quizzes to enhance the learning experience.