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This compact and accessible core text offers a comprehensive, issue-oriented introduction to population geography. Providing a set of functional tools and techniques for studying population geography, K. Bruce Newbold also explores real-world issues such as HIV/AIDS, international migration, fertility, mortality, resource scarcity, and conflict.
Every chapter includes both methods and focus sections to provide a more in-depth discussion of the ideas and concepts presented in the text. Newbold highlights the geographical perspective—with its ability to provide powerful insights and bridge disparate issues—by emphasizing the role of space and place, location, regional differences, and diffusion. Arguing that an understanding of population is essential to prepare for the future, this cogent text will provide upper-division undergraduates with a thorough grasp of the fundamentals of the field.
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K. Bruce Newbold is professor in the School of Geography & Earth Sciences and director of the McMaster Institute for Environment & Health at McMaster University.Review:
This fine book stands out amid the many texts available on the population question. Newbold takes us on a tour through the familiar landscape of population geography and, with great clarity, makes the subject more diverse, complex, and interesting, and thus, more important. Well worth adopting. (Emily Skop, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
Brilliantly done. Bruce Newbold combines a comprehensive knowledge of population geography with insights gained from his own work to write a book that presents important population issues at multiple spatial scales in a way that encourages students to seriously engage the material. Just as important as the concepts are the series of exercises designed to teach students some of the methods of population geography and how they can be used to tackle vital issues. This text will save me countless hours of work while providing my students with one of the best introductions to the field. I can't wait to start using it. (Matthew Shumway, Brigham Young University)
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Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0742557545
Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publisher, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110742557545