Human Geography in Action, 5th Edition
September 2009, ©2010
Authors Kuby, Harner, and Gober have spent the last two years adapting and modifying Human Geography in Action activities within the WileyPlus platform. All activities, including those previously done with paper and pencil, are now computerized. A majority of the formerly open-ended written questions have been converted to objective-type questions that are graded instantly and automatically. After a semester testing the converted questions at Arizona State University and University of Colorado, the authors redesigned a number of activities to further take advantage of the WileyPlus technology. In a number of activities, longer sequences of questions, enhanced by new graphics, now lead students step by step through an in-depth exploration of the key terms, data, and animations, while simultaneously reducing the instructor s grading workload.
Preface for the Student xv
True Maps, False Impressions:
Making, Manipulating, and Interpreting Maps
Case Study 11
Activity 1: Scale 15
Activity 2: Thematic Maps 21
Definitions of Key Terms 32
Layers of Tradition:
Culture Regions at Different Scales
Case Study 40
Activity 1: Mapping Culture Regions 49
Activity 2: Culture Traits of Your Culture Sub-region 53
Activity 3: Regional Imagery 57
Definitions of Key Terms 60
Tracking the AIDS Epidemic in the United States:
Diffusion through Space and Time
Case Study 70
Activity 1: Mapping Diffusion of AIDS 75
Activity 2: AIDS Rates and Distance from
Initial Centers 79
Activity 3: S-Curves 83
Definitions of Key Terms 86
Newton's First Law of Migration:
The Gravity Model
Case Study 97
Activity 1: Predicting Migration with the Gravity Model 10
Activity 2: Scatter Diagram 105
Activity 3: Residual Map 107
Activity 4: Evaluation 109
Definitions of Key Terms 110
One Billion and Counting:
The Hidden Momentum of Population
Growth in India
Case Study 122
Activity 1: Matching Demographic Descriptions with
Population Pyramids 127
Activity 2: Demographic Momentum 129
Activity 3: Interpreting Population Change 135
Definitions of Key Terms 136
The Changing Geography of Jobs
Case Study 148
Activity 1: Regional Economic Specialization 153
Activity 2: Regional Multipliers 173
Definitions of Key Terms 175
Rags and Riches:
The Dimensions of Development
Case Study 194
Activity 1: Economic Model of Development 201
Activity 2: Human Welfare Model of Development 203 1
Activity 3: Comparing Economic Development and Human
Welfare Development Models 205
Activity 4: Alternative Indicators of Development 209
Definitions of Key Terns 213
Food for Thought:
The Globalization of Agriculture
Case Study 223
Activity 1: Agricultural Landscapes and
Production Methods 227
Activity 2: Global Sources for Your
Local Supermarket 235
Activity 3: Remote Sensing and Agricultural
Land-Use Change 239
Definitions of Key Terms 247
Take Me Out to the Ball Game:
Market Areas and the Urban Hierarchy
Case Study 254
Activity 1: Threshold of a Function 261
Activity 2: Market Area Geography 267
Definitions of Key Terms 277
Reading the Urban Landscape:
Census Data and Field Observation
Case Study 289
Activity 1: Census Tract Data 291
Activity 2: Field Survey 297
Definitions of Key Terms 301
The Disappearing Front Range:
Urban Sprawl in Colorado
Case Study 313
Activity 1: Transportation and Urban Growth 317
Activity 2: Urban Sprawl Scenario Analysis 321
Activity 3: Urban Sprawl Debate and Consensus
Definitions of Key Terms 331
Do Orange and Green Clash?
Residential Segregation in Northern Ireland
Case Study 338
Activity 1: Mapping Religious Affiliation 343
Activity 2: Index of Segregation 347
Definitions of Key Terms 354
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do:
Nations, States, and Nation-States
Case Study 365
Activity 1: The Rise of Nationalism and the Fall of
Activity 2: Iraqaphobia 393
Definitions of Key Terms 442
Preserving the Planet:
Human Impact on Environmental Systems
Case Study 460
Activity I: Environmental Impacts (IPAT) by Development
Activity 2: Human-Environment Systems Analysis 471
Activity 3: Conflicting Viewpoints on Environmental
Definitions of Key Terms 483
North American Cities 485
North America 487
World Map 488
Photo Credits 495
- HGIA authors Kuby, Harner, and Gober have spent the last two years adapting and modifying HGIA s activities to WileyPlus (online assessment platform). All of the activities, including those that used to be done with paper and pencil, are now computerized, and most of the formerly open-ended written questions have been converted to objective-type questions that are graded instantly and automatically.
Improvements, additions and expansions have been made in the following chapters, on the following topics;
Chapter 2 now uses maps of traditional foods and vernacular phrases for soft drinks to illustrate culture regions.
Chapter 4 expands the discussion of migration to include international immigration.
Chapter 8 now contrasts the globalization of agriculture with new material on the local food movement and added discussion of the breakdown in negotiations for agricultural trade agreements at the Doha trade summit resulting from the developing world s protest of agricultural subsidies in the United States and Europe.
Improvements have been made to the central place theory diagrams and discussion in Chapter 9.
Chapter 11 updates the discussion of urban planning policies and ideas to control sprawl and data for the case study.
Chapter 12 now includes population pyramids for Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland.
Events in Iraq and the former Yugoslavia have been updated to the current situation in Chapter 13.
The case study on global warming in Chapter 14 has been supplemented with a discussion of Pacala and Socolow s landmark 2004 paper in Science on the scale of the measures needed to hold CO2 emissions constant at the 2004 level. In keeping with the evolution of the global warming debate from whether or not? to what can we do about it? the authors have added Pacala and Socolow s famous diagram of the seven CO2 reductions wedges.
- 14 stimulating chapters challenge students to collect, manipulate, display and interpret geographic information and data.
- Focuses on essential concepts; identifying the 5 to 10 most important ideas in each chapter while still including useful but brief background material.
- Designed with flexibility in mind, each chapter is freestanding while built around a cohesive instructional program.
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