Description Getis Introduction to Geography 14e is written to clearly and concisely convey the nature of the field of geography, its intellectual challenges, and the logical interconnections of its parts. Even if students take no further work in geography, they will have come into contact with the richness and breadth of Geography and have new insights and understandings for their present and future roles as informed adults. This new edition provides students content and scope of the subfields of geography, emphasize its unifying themes, and provide the foundation for further work in their areas of interest.
A useful textbook must be flexible enough in its organization to permit an instructor to adapt it to the time and subject matter constraints of a particular course. Although Getis Introduction to Geography is designed with a one-quarter or one-semester course in mind, this text may be used in a full-year introduction to geography when employed as a point of departure for special topics and amplifications introduced by the instructor or when supplemented by additional readings and class projects.
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Chapter Learning Outcomes have been added to each chapter.
The material on economic geography has been split into two chapters, allowing greater coverage of agriculture, manufacturing, the emerging international division of labor, and the services industry.
Boxes and topical discussions have been revised with new content and recent events, including coverage on Hurricane Sandy (2012), Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan (2011), and more!
Tables and figures have been reviewed and updated for accuracy and currency.
Chapters are still self-contained and dona€™t need to be assigned in sequential order, which suits the emphasis and order preferred by the instructor.
Interactive base maps appear in the website, showing the political boundaries of Europe, North and South America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Students can choose drag and drop exercises to test their knowledge of regions, states and key cities.
Fold-out World Map in the inside back cover provides students with both political and physical world data. The map is easy to use; when folded out it can be referenced from any chapter in the book.
Table of Contents Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Techniques of Geographic Analysis Chapter 3 Physical Geography: Landforms Chapter 4 Physical Geography: Weather and Climate Chapter 5 Population Geography Chapter 6 Cultural Geography Chapter 7 Human Interaction Chapter 8 Political Geography Chapter 9 Economic Geography: Agriculture and Primary Activities Chapter 10 Economic Geography: Manufacturing and Services Chapter 11 An Urban World Chapter 12 The Geography of Natural Resources Chapter 13 Human Impact on the Environment Appendices Glossary Index
Arthur Getis is a professor at San Diego State University, San Diego.
Judy Getis is a professor at San Diego State University, San Diego.