Human Geography: The Basics

By Andrew Jones

© 2012 – Routledge

224 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Human Geography: The Basics is a concise introduction to the study of the role that humankind plays in shaping the world around us. Whether it’s environmental concerns, the cities we live in or the globalization of the economy, these are issues which affect us all. This book introduces these topics and more including:

  • global environment issues and development
  • cities, firms and regions
  • migration, immigration and asylum
  • landscape, culture and identity
  • travel, mobility and tourism
  • agriculture and food.

Featuring an overview of theory, end of chapter summaries, case study boxes, further reading lists and a glossary, this book is the ideal introduction for anybody new to the study of human geography.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Globalization, Environment and Development 2. States, Nations and Culture 3. Cities, Regions and Industries 4. People, Work and Mobility 5. Bodies, Practices and Identities

About the Author

Professor Andrew Jones is Head of the School of Geography, Environment and Development Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. Previous publications include Dictionary of Globalization and Globalization: Key Thinkers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography