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Pearson eText Contemporary Human Geography -- Access Card

Pearson eText Contemporary Human Geography -- Access Card

4th Edition

James Rubenstein

Aug 2018, Access / Pin Card, 416 pages
ISBN13: 9780135213162
ISBN10: 0135213169
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For courses in human geography.

What’s your map to human geography?

Contemporary Human Geography is a modular springboard into essential human and cultural geography concepts, designed for the modern geography reader. This brief, innovative text explores contemporary human geography with a bold, visual style, with topics organized into self-contained, two-page spreads. Rubenstein’s efficient writing presents information clearly without sacrificing high-quality content.

The 4th Edition offers new MapMaster 2.0, which is inspired by GIS and leverages recent data from the US Census Bureau, UN, CIA, World Bank, PRB, NOAA, NASA, USGS, and more. It enables readers to analyze and critically think about data through the visualization of mapping. This can help individuals connect critical, global issues to their local geography, addressing key concepts. With thousands of maps to explore, and the ability to upload their own data, readers can fully engage with the content.

Pearson eText allows educators to easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their reading and what they learn in class – motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning. Portable access lets students study on the go, even offline. And, student usage analytics offer insight into how students use the eText, helping educators tailor their instruction.

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1. This is Geography

2. Population & Health

3. Migration

4. Folk & Popular Culture

5. Languages

6. Religions

7. Ethnicities

8. Political Geography

9. Food & Agriculture

10. Development

11. Industry

12. Services & Settlements

13. Urban Patterns

14. Resource Issues

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A student-focused pedagogy offers support and active learning opportunities

  • New - With What’s Your Geography activities, students reflect on their own experiences and behavior, and environments and histories, to connect human geography concepts to their personal lives and global patterns to their local geographies.
  • New - Research & Analyze activities in each chapter connect students to online tools and original data sources via Quick Response (QR) links, where they examine data and respond to critical-thinking questions.
  • Updated - Debate It presents two sides of a complex topic to engage students in active debate around the most critical topics of human geography today.
  • Updated - Cartography. All maps have been updated with the latest data from human geography.
  • Updated - A structured learning path guides students through content that is visually engaging:
    • Chapter Openers use graphics and text to give a succinct preview of the entire chapter.
    • Every chapter opens with 4 Key Questions, which provide the structure for the chapter modules and ask students to take a bigger-picture approach to the concepts being presented.
  • Updated - Table of Contents presents Food and Agriculture before Development, to better reflect how the course is often taught.
  • The book’s modular organization consists of chapters made up of self-contained two-page spreads--a reliable presentation that gives instructors flexibility when assigning material to students.
  • Review, Analyze, & Apply concludes each chapter with:
    • A summary of the Main Points of the chapter organized by Key Questions.
    • Updated - Thinking Geographically critical-thinking questions.
    • Updated - GeoVideo critical-thinking activities built around short videos in Mastering™ Geography from the BBC.
    • New - Geospatial Analysis activities give students a chance to use exciting GIS-inspired MapMaster 2.0 geospatial media to build maps and explore geospatial data.
    • Updated - Explore activities send students on virtual field trips around the world through the power of Google Earth™.

Bold visualization, text, and spatial graphics bring concepts to life

  • A unique, highly visual format provides unparalleled clarity while adding excitement to geographic analysis. The brief format features carefully selected topics that provide a springboard to each professor’s human geography course.
  • A modern integration of precise maps, carefully crafted prose, informational illustrations, and vivid photographs propel students off the page and into a real-world understanding of the principles outlined in the text.
  • Updated - The latest science, statistics, and associated imagery, including updates from the 2017 Population Reference Bureau World Population Data, are included.

Contemporary topics and themes keep your course current

  • International coverage goes beyond the western tradition to see connections at international and global levels.
  • Gender, nationality, and ethnicity themes are presented clearly with the most current and diverse coverage.
  • Folk and popular culture phenomena--from professional sports, to music, to social networking--are integrated throughout the book to keep students engaged as they read.
  • Updated - Political geography sections include information on Brexit, and US and European elections.

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Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.

James M. Rubenstein received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1975. He was Professor of Geography at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, where he taught urban and human geography, and where he helped develop the new Sustainability co-major in the Institute for the Environment & Sustainability.


He is also the author of Pearson’s The Cultural Landscape and Introduction to Contemporary Geography. He is often invited to give talks and presentations at colleges, high schools, and professional meetings.


Rubenstein works as a regional consultant for the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank and he conducts research in the automotive industry. He is often interviewed by the media on automotive and economic issues, and has published three books on the subject: The Changing US Auto Industry: A Geographical Analysis (Routledge); Making and Selling Cars: Innovation and Change in the US Auto Industry (The Johns Hopkins University Press); and Who Really Made Your Car? Restructuring and Geographic Change in the Auto Industry (W.E. Upjohn Institute, with Thomas Klier).

He is a semi-amateur, semi-professional painter, and displays his work at galleries in Maryland and Ohio.