Trusted for its timeliness, readability, and structured learning path, the bestselling title, The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography explores the patterns and processes of Earth’s human landscapes. Rubenstein weaves the themes of globalization and diversity and their relationship throughout the text, addressing these themes with a clear organization and presentation that engages students and appeals to educators.
UPDATED Sustainability & Our Environment relates the principal topics of human geography to overarching issues of economic, social, and environmental sustainability for our planet.
UPDATED Doing Geography and the accompanying What’s Your Geography? features discuss geographic tools, techniques, and skills used to address real-world problems. Students then play the role of geographers by applying these skills and techniques to their own experiences and environments. This discovery-based learning connects the global to the local, and help students apply human geography to their everyday lives.
UPDATED Debate It! features two sides of a complex topic to engage students in active debate around the most critical issues explored in human geography today. New topics include the latest nuanced debates of issues such as Universal Health Care, privacy rights, immigration controls, and more. The features now also conclude with Questions for Research & Analysis.
UPDATED Thinking Geographically end-of-chapter questions consist of several visual and thought-provoking “essay-style” questions, suggesting directions for further reflection based on concepts and themes developed in the chapter.
NEW Writing Geographically features are context rich, multi-part essay questions modeled after AP Free Response Questions
NEW Geospatial Data Analysis activities leverage GIS-inspired MapMaster 2.0 in Mastering Geography, allowing students to create maps and analyze spatial patterns and data at regional and global scales.
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