The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography, Global Edition (12e) : 9781292162096

The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography, Global Edition (12e)

 
Edition
 
12
ISBN
 
9781292162096
ISBN 10
 
1292162090
Published
 
20/11/2017
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
576
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$125.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Title type
 
$75.00
 
 
Title type
 
$50.00
 
 
Description

For courses in Human Geography.

Strengthening readers’ connection to geography through active, discovery-based learning

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.

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
New to this edition

Keep Students Engaged with Active Learning Tools

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • REVISED! Cartography. All maps have been thoroughly updated and optimized 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 summarize 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, Explore activities using Google Earth, and Key Term definitions.

 

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

 

Pearson MasteringGeography is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product proven to improve results by helping students quickly master human geography concepts. Interactive, self-paced coaching activities provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts.

 

  • eText
    • Full eReader functionality includes page navigation, search, glossary, highlighting, note-taking, annotations, and more.  
    • eText will now work on supported smartphones, tablets, and laptop/desktop computers.
    • Seamlessly integrated videos and activities allow students to watch and practice key concepts within the eText learning experience.
    • Accessible (screen-reader ready).
  • MapMaster NextGen Interactive Map Activities are inspired by GIS, allowing students to layer various thematic maps to analyze 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.
  • UPDATED! 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.
Features & benefits

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.
Student supplements