This exciting contemporary approach to human geography covers compelling topics that integrate today's local, regional and global perspectives. It provides not only a body of knowledge about places and regions, but also an understanding of the interdependence of places and regions in a globalizing world. This book has been designed to be intellectually empowering and capable of cultivating a life-long geographical imagination.
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"I have never had so many comments on the quality of the textbook from student evaluations as I did when I first used the book last year—and all of them were positive."—Stuart Aitken, San Diego State UniversityAbout the Author:
Sallie A. Marston received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has been a faculty member at the University of Arizona since 1986. Her teaching focuses on the historical, social, and cultural aspects of U.S. political geography, with particular emphasis on race, class, gender, and ethnicity issues. She received the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award in 1989. She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals. In 1994/1995 she served as interim directof of Women's Studies and the Southwest Institute for Research on Women. She is currently a professor in the Department of Geography and Regional Development at the University of Arizona.
Paul L. Knox received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Sheffield, England. After teaching in the United Kingdom for several years, he moved to the United States to take a position as professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech. His teaching centers on urban and regional development, with an emphasis on comparative study. He has written several books on aspects of economic geography, social geography, and urbanization. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and is co-editor on a series of books on world cities. In 1996 he was appointed to the position of University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where he currently serves as Senior Fellow for International Advancement and International Director of the Metropolitan Institute.
Diana M. Liverman received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles, and also studied at the University of Toronto, Canada, and University College London, England. Born in Accra, Ghana, she is currently the director of Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute, where she also holds Oxford University's first established Chair of Environmental Science in the School of Geography. Prior to this, she taught geography at the University of Arizona, Penn State, and the University of Wisconsin. Her teaching focuses on global environmental issues and on Latin America. She has served on several national and international advisory committees dealing with environmental issues and climate change and has written recent journal articles and book chapters on such topics as natural disasters, climate change, and environmental policy.
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