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9780195419085: Human Geography

Featuring a completely new design, the fifth edition of Human Geography has been significantly revised and updated around the phenomenon of globalization. The book starts out by defining globalization a metaconcept-a concept that helps frame our understanding of essential geographical concepts such as space, location, place, region, distance, scale, diffusion, perception, development, and discourse. All chapters have been re-written to emphasize the importance of globalization in political geography, cultural geography, economic geography and other types of geographic study. In addition, more than 100 new photographs accompany the concepts in the text.

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Professor William Norton teaches human and cultural geography at the School of Environment, University of Manitoba. He received his PhD from McMaster University. His principle research interests are in the areas of cultural and historical geography using theoretical and quantitative approaches. His recent work has included behavioral analysis of regional landscapes. He is the former head of the Department of Geography at the School of Environment.

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"This is my favourite introductory human geography textbook. . . . This text provides a solid foundation for intro human geography. It introduces the key vocabulary in an accessible way and draws in a variety of current research in a way that makes geography both interesting and approachable."

--Patricia Fitzpatrick, University of Winnipeg

"Most other texts are American-focused or Canadian adaptations of American texts. Of the global texts, Norton and Mercier is the best at a comprehensive treatment of human geography."
--Brent Doberstein, University of Waterloo

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