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Why Another Human
Geography Textbook? Contents About the Authors Digital Jon Malinowski Human Geography
Malinowski 1e, 2013©

Copyright ©2012 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Any use is subject to the Terms of Use and Privacy Notice.

Human Geography Custom Delivery Flexibility in
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Solutions McGraw-Hill Create allows you to create custom course material using McGraw-Hill content, third-party resources and your own material. In a few steps, you can build a print or eBook which fits your course needs. Create McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions is your institutional partner for building the educational experience you've always imagined. Whether campus-wide or departmental partnerships, McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions can help with volume models for digital ebooks and homework, as well as printed solutions. Email us today at Learning_Solutions@mcgraw-hill.com

What is special
about this book? This book has been in development for the past five years and has been designed from the ground up to be the premier option for instructors looking to engage their students with a well-designed and graphical book.
At the same time, we have retained the rigor of a full and comprehensive textbook that provides a discussion of more human geographic topics than any other book now on the market. Traditional texts in human geography are prose-heavy and rarely enjoyed by college students. Graphics are often added with no reason for a student to even look at them and serve as little more than filler. Today's university student is in the first generation to grow up with the Internet, smart phones, e-books, and traditional media. We feel that students today will not be satisfied with page after page of boring exposition. This book has been designed to pull students in by compartmentalizing the content, spreading key ideas over the text AND graphics, and engaging the reader with meaningful questions. But unlike other books that claim to be engaging for the reader, this text does not sacrifice content for gimmicks. Professors will find the key concepts of the discipline they expect to be presented in an introductory text.

In addition, professors teach differently than they once did. They mix and match text and online content and supplement it with online videos and rich media. This book has been designed to give professors the option to easily assign readings in alternate orders because content is presented in convenient two- or four-page modules. If a professor only has one lesson to cover religion, they can choose the modules that best serve their pedagogical goals. First, the textbook uses the modular approach, which allows both instructor and student a great deal of flexibility. Each chapter is divided into 8-10, 2 or 4 page sections. Each module includes photos and graphics which, when integrated with figures provided by the instructor, will create self-contained “modules”. For the most part, two to three modules could be covered in a relatively short class. More modules might be covered in a longer class. It is up to the instructor to decide. This layout will make the book unique in the field and provide a big advantage to students and instructors.

For the student, the book will be easier to manage, more fun to read, and more logical than a running narrative. Readers will have a clear understanding of where discussions of key concepts start and stop. Graphics on each 2-page spread will support the text on those pages so students won't have to flip back and forth. Captions will require students to think about both the content of the graphics as well as the text material.

For the instructor, this layout will provide fantastic flexibility. Rather than combing through the text to find relevant passages, it will now be possible to mix and match modules to construct a daily lecture. For a fifty minute lecture, two or three modules could be selected from the same or different chapters. Instructors that teach three times a week might choose 2 modules while those teaching twice a week could assign 3 modules.
Second, in this book, every effort is made to blend the text in with the graphics to clarify and illustrate the concepts. At the same time, this book retains intellectual rigor in presenting the latest material in human geography. Graphics and text work together to provide students with the latest information, but presented in the most understandable way. Second, in this book, every effort is made to blend the text in with the graphics to clarify and illustrate the concepts. At the same time, this book retains intellectual rigor in presenting the latest material in human geography. Graphics and text work together to provide students with the latest information, but presented in the most understandable way. Third, this book offers writing that approximates that of trade books and intelligent magazines. We think that this will better appeal to students with several pages to read each week. All attempts are made to use contemporary examples that either relate to student experience or introduce them to a vital example from a wider world. We make the writing in this book more accessible to students while maintaining a proper level of scientific rigor. Captions are written to think about the content of the graphics they introduce. Fourth, this book offers outstanding flexibility. While we expect that the majority of instructors will teach Human Geography as a one semester or one quarter course, this book provides the breadth and flexibility for a one year course. One semester might focus more on geographic principles, politics and cultures whereas the second semester might include considerations of geographic thought, economic issues, and development. The choice is up to you.

Fifth, at the end of each chapter, students will find questions and exercises that go beyond the simple one-line questions often placed there by authors. Each chapter includes key terms, short questions, longer essay-style questions, and possible topics for further study. What is more, we provide a summary activity that ordinarily revolves around a graphically portrayed model or concept. What our book covers that other books don't? This book covers all of the basics of human geography that an instructor would expect, but also contains content that other texts ignore. Here are just a few areas in which the content of this text diverges from current texts:

We include a chapter on the history of geographic thought, often omitted from texts, which includes modern social theoretical perspectives. This chapter can be used at the beginning or at the end of the course, as the instructor sees fit.

We include a chapter on health and disease.

We provide a thorough discussion of world religions, which we feel is crucial in a post 9/11 world.

We include innovative examples from today’s culture, including new music and NASCAR racing, which most students will find more relevant than the examples often used by text authors.

A focus on political representation and administration in a single political geography chapter.

We package the discussion of secondary and service sectors into the geography of production and consumption.

We include a chapter on transportation and communications.

We focus on some of the major issues in the world today, including the drug trade and vast disparities in development between different countries in the world. Table of Contents Chapter 1: Major Geographic Concepts

Chapter 2: Geography through the Ages

Chapter 3: Population

Chapter 4: Geography of Health and Disease

Chapter 5: Migration Flows

Chapter 6: Culture and Cultural Landscapes

Chapter 7: The Geography of Language

Chapter 8: The Geography of Religion

Chapter 9: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Chapter 10: A World of Nations and States

Chapter 11: Geography of Governance and Representation

Chapter 12: Environment and Conservation

Chapter 13: Urbanization and Urban Networks

Chapter 14: The Changing Structure of the City

Chapter 15: The Geography of Economic Activity and Agriculture

Chapter 16: Geographies of Production and Consumption

Chapter 17: Distribution and Transportation

Chapter 18: Development and Geography Want to create your own book? McGraw-Hill Create™ is a simple and easy-to-use online service allowing instructors to customize their own course books. Material can be pulled from different sources to create textbooks and eBooks tailored to your course.
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Click here to learn how to customize your book! David Kaplan Jon C. Malinowski received his B.S. in foreign service from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been a member of the geography faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point since 1995. In addition to scholarly articles, he is the co-author of several books, including geography texts and trade books on summer camp and West Point's changing landscape. His research interests have focused on spatial cognition, children's geographies, and cultural geography and he has taught courses on Asia, North America, the Middle East and Africa, world regional geography, human geography, behavioral geography, economic geography, and the historical geography of the Hudson Valley. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Malinowski has held administrative positions in the Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers and in the Geography Program at the Academy. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for YMCA Camp Belknap in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire. David H. Kaplan is a professor of geography at Kent State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kaplan has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and he has seven books published: Segregation in Cities, Nested Identities, Boundaries and Place, Urban Geography, Landscapes of the Ethnic Economy, Perthes World Atlas, and the four-volume Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview. His research interests include nationalism, borderlands, ethnic and racial segregation, urban and regional development, housing and finance, and transportation. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, bicycling, skiing, and gaining a deep appreciation of different places. McGraw-Hill Connect Geography

(www.mcgrawhillconnect.com) is a web-based assignment and assessment platform that gives students the means to better connect with their coursework, with their instructors, and with the important concepts that they will need to know for success now and in the future. With Connect Geography, instructors can deliver assignments, quizzes, and tests online. Questions from the text are presented in an auto-gradable format and tied to the text's learning objectives. Instructors can edit existing questions and author entirely new problems. They can also track individual student performance—by question, by assignment, or in relation to the class overall—with detailed grade reports. Integrate grade reports easily with Learning Management Systems (LMS), such as WebCT and Blackboard, and much more.

By choosing Connect Geography, instructors are providing their students with a powerful tool for improving academic performance
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of the text—to aid them in successfully completing their work, wherever and whenever they choose. Blackboard & Respondus McGraw-Hill Tegrity™ Lecture Capture records and distributes your lecture with just a click of a button. Students can view anytime/anywhere via computer, iPod™, or mobile device. It indexes as it records your PowerPoint™ presentations and anything shown on your computer so students can use keywords to find exactly what they want to study. Instructor’s Manual
A comprehensive Instructor's Manual featuring learning objectives and teaching strategies for transitioning into Human Geography, a chapter-by-chapter discussion on how to approach topics and tie things together, and suggestions for classroom activities that will best promote learning.

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Presentation Center
Within the Instructo's Presentation Center, instructors have access to PowerPoint lecture outlines, which appear as ready-made presentations that combine art and lecture notes for each chapter of the text. For instructors who prefer to create their lectures from scratch, all illustrations, photos, and tables are pre-inserted by chapter into blank PowerPoint slides. An online digital library within Connect contains photos, artwork, animations, and other media types that can be used to create customized lectures, visually enhanced tests and quizzes, compelling course websites, or attractive printed support materials. All assets are copyrighted by McGraw-Hill Higher Education but can be used by instructors for classroom purposes. The visual resources in this collection include

Art. Full-color digital files of all illustrations in the book can be readily incorporated into lecture presentations, exams, or custom-made classroom materials. In addition, all files are pre-inserted into PowerPoint slides for ease of lecture preparation.
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