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Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture, 12th Edition



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Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture, 12th Edition

Erin H. Fouberg, Alexander B. Murphy

ISBN: 978-1-119-57753-9 January 2020 560 Pages

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Fouberg/Murphy: Human Geography: People, Places, and Culture 12th edition teaches students to appreciate the diversity of people, places, and cultures, and understand the role people play in shaping our world. The goals of this edition are to provide geographic context to global, regional, national and local issues and to teach students to think geographically and critically about these issues. Human Geography features beautifully designed maps, dozens of vibrant photographs taken by the author team, and author and guest field notes that help students see how geographers read cultural landscapes and use fieldwork to understand places. 

Fouberg’s Human Geography, 12th Edition now integrates Threshold Concepts to help students develop their ability to think geographically. Once they learn and apply one of these concepts in the context of a given place, students integrate it into their thinking and can draw from it as they learn new material and explore other places.

  1. Introduction to Human Geography
  2. Population and Health
  3. Migration 
  4. Local Culture, Popular Culture, and Cultural Landscapes 
  5. Identity: Race, Ethnicity, Gender   and Sexuality 
  6. Language 
  7. Religion 
  8. Political Geography 
  9. Urban Geography
  10. Development 
  11. Agriculture and the Rural   Landscape
  12. Industry and Services 
  13. The Humanized Environment
  14. Globalization and the Geography of Networks 

Enhanced Pedagogy: Threshold Concepts are integrated into each chapter, enabling students to develop their ability to think geographically and apply geographic concepts as they learn about people and places. Each chapter includes narrative summaries, self-tests, and Thinking Geographically questions written by the authors. 

Updated Content: Fouberg and Murphy are active scholars, engaged teachers, and extensive travelers who integrate current research in geography, up to date case studies, and their own fieldwork experiences throughout the 12th edition. New citations from major geography journals and new author field notes from recent travels model what geographers do and how they do it. 

More accessible:  The authors reorganized, rewrote, and redesigned all chapters to be more concise and more accessible to students, while not losing any of the solid, foundational content.

More visual:  The 12th edition includes 25% more maps and photos and integrates Threshold Concept Videos, short case study videos, and teaching videos shot by the author team. The authors’ compelling caption for each photo and map walks students through the pattern on the map or tells the story behind the photo.

Thinking Geographically and Doing Geography: Students can do geography by working in ArcGIS Online with auto-graded question sets written by geographers, reading cultural landscapes in author field notes and guest field notes, analyzing short documentary-type videos with auto-graded question sets, and learning concepts through one-minute Threshold Concept Videos.

Improved and Expanded Resources: Instructors can integrate individual slides, use full presentations of geographer-created Lecture Power Points, and have an Image Gallery for use in creating their own slides or other materials. Integrated auto-graded assignments on videos and ArcGIS Online maps are available in each chapter, and an improved test bank, written by a geographer, gives instructors a resource for creating quizzes and exams. 

  • Author and Guest Field Notes demonstrate how geographers use fieldwork and read cultural landscapes to think geographically about places. 
  • Key questions are listed after the opening field note of each chapter and serve as a prompt to encourage critical thinking.
  • Thinking Geographically questions ask the student to apply a geographic concept to a real-life example and make great prompts for essays or as lecture launchers. 
  • Detailed captions for maps and photographs help students learn to see and analyze patterns on maps and recognize geographic concepts in photographs. The 12th edition features more detailed captions for all maps and photographs than previous editions.