Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities, 11th Edition (Fellmann)

New to this Edition

New in this Edition:

Many new and updated maps have been introduced to the eleventh edition of Human Geography:
  • Two new maps that use the city of New Orleans to illustrate the concepts of site and situation
  • Perceptual regions of North America
  • Global centers of high technology innovation
  • Classification map of world cities based on international business services
  • Map showing geographic shifts in the apportionment of the United States House of Representatives

Boxed Inserts. These boxes, found in every chapter, expand on ideas included within the text or introduce related examples of chapter concepts or conclusions, often in gender-related contexts. These boxes have been updated or replaced with new discussion texts:
  • New Geography and Public Policy box "Broken Borders" in chapter 3
  • New box titled "Hip Hop Undergoes Globalization and Glocalization" added in chapter 10
  • Revision and updates made to the "Voting Rights and Race" box now includes discussion on the outcome of recent court challenges to majority minority districts and the shape of the revised districts
  • A new box titled "Environmental Justice" has been added in chapter 16
  • Revised material on race and ethnicity of reflect new scholarship, including a complete revision of the "Matter of Race" box

Revised and expanded topics are seen throughout the new edition:
  • Updated data race and Hispanics in the U.S.
  • New discussion and illustrative photos on the revival of traditional building styles
  • Brownfields, deindustrialization and urban revitalization discussion has been added to link economic geography and urban geography sections
  • Additional background information added on the role of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank
  • New Latin American City Model has been added to increase global appeal
  • More in-depth information on past and ongoing border disputes in included
  • Introduction of the IPAT equation as a way to integrate human geography topics of population and economic geography into a consideration of environmental impacts. Also, a new discussion on how the scale of environmental impacts shifts with rising standards of living has been added
  • <li>Revised discussion of global climate change, offering concrete examples of ways individuals and communities have reduced their environmental impact

NEW Author! Mark D. Bjelland is a co-author new to this edition. Dr. Bjelland is an associate professor of geography and environmental studies at Gustavus Adolphus College. Dr. Bjelland brings strengths to this book in urban-economic geography, human-environment relationships, the geography of religion, spatial thinking and geospatial techniques.

Chapter 10 includes the latest available data on the many social and economic indicators. In addition, there is a section reviewing the United Nations “Millennium Development Goals” that are central to the identification of national development objectives and assessment of achievements.

Correlation Guide:
This convenient guide matches the units in Annual Editions: Geography, 23/e with the corresponding chapters in two of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Geography textbooks by Fellmann et al. and Bradshaw et al.
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