Economic Geography, Third Edition

John W. Alexander,Truman A. Hartshorn

Published by PHI Learning, 2009
ISBN 10: 8120305191 / ISBN 13: 9788120305199
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Broad and empirical in coverage, this best-selling volume explores the theory of the location of economic activity, and the application of that theory to geographic aspects of major economic activities. Using an international perspective (to emphasize global interdependence), it provides complete treatment of all major economic activities_from primitive/subsistence activity, through fishing/forestry, mineral resources, commercial and plantation agriculture, manufacturing, services, trade, high technology, and urban economic activity (including the operation of multinational corporations). It avoids a purely descriptive/inventory approach, but provides a rich empirical foundation throughout. Contents Preface. Economic Geography Today. Historical Evolution of the World System. Primitive Economic Activity. Intensive Subsistence Agriculture. Commercial Agriculture: Dairying and Mixed Farming. Grain Farming and Livestock Grazing. Specialty Crops and Poultry. Commercial Agriculture in the Tropics. Fishing and Forestry. Coal, Electricity, Water, and Nuclear Energy Resources. Petroleum and Natural Gas. Ferrous and Nonferrous Mineral Extraction and Processing. Manufacturing Theories and Trends. Changing Order in Textile and Apparel Production. Capital Intensive Steel and Motor Vehicle Production. Knowledge-Intensive High Technology Activity. Cities as Service Centers. Commercial Activity in the City. Comparative Urban Structure. Geography of International Business. Appendices. Index. Printed Pages: 400. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Economic Geography, Third Edition
Publisher: PHI Learning
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
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