Description : This compact and accessible text provides a comprehensive, issue-oriented introduction to population geography. After grounding students in the fundamentals, K. Bruce Newbold then explains the tools and techniques commonly used to describe and understand population concepts using real-world issues and events. Drawing on both US and international cases, he explores such pressing concerns as HIV/AIDS, international migration, fertility, mortality, resource scarcity, and conflict. Every chapter includes methods and focus sections, as well as study questions, to provide a more in-depth discussion of the ideas and concepts developed in the book. In addition, a wide array of maps, tables, and figures illustrates and enhances the cases. Newbold highlights the geographical perspective—with its ability to provide powerful insights and bridge disparate issues—by emphasizing the role of space and place, location, regional differences, and diffusion. Arguing that an understanding of population is essential to prepare for the future, this cogent text will provide upper-division undergraduates with a thorough grasp of the field.
Description : This text, dealing with particular themes in the field of human geography, provides a useful introduction to population geography. The book considers the two major themes of population growth and distribution and population migration and circulation. These themes are examined both generally and specifically through a series of case studies and exercises. The case studies are selected from developed regions of the world to provide the student with both a general knowledge of a broad field of study and a detailed knowledge of specific cases. The extensive bibliography includes both sources specifically referred to in the text and suggestions for further reading in the general field of study.
Description : "Written specifically as a course text for the students at postgraduate level, the book provides a geographical account of select attributes of population, such as age and sex composition, literacy, marital status, fertility, mortality and migration. The discussion on each topic has been presented separately for the global scenario and the situation in India. The book contains separate chapters on population policy and population-development-environment interrelations. It accords due emphasis on the analysis of vital events, and also endeavours to initiate the readers to basic demographic techniques-an area that has remained somewhat neglected in population geography so far. On the whole, the book marks a significant departure from the traditional pattern-oriented approach."
Description : Primary Sources help teachers integrate authentic resources into the classroom. Primary sources capture students' curiosity about the past, so they naturally begin to use critical thinking to analyze historical events. This kit expands the study of geography beyond the confines of the classroom, builds visual literacy, critical-thinking skills, and global awareness. Investigating Geography kit includes: Eight Photograph Cards including Expanding desert in Somalia; Blood Falls in Antarctica; Greater Sudbury Superstack in Canada; and more; Eight Primary Sources including NASA satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill; Monitoring the rainforest in the Congo with GIS; Demographic transition model; and more; Teacher's Guide including lesson plans, student activities, and document-based assessments; and Digital resources including student reproducibles and additional primary sources.
Description : This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars around an important question: how has migration changed in Europe as the European Union has enlarged, and what are the consequences for countries (and for migrants themselves) inside and outside of these redrawn jurisdictional and territorial borders? By addressing this question the book contributes to three current debates with respect to EU migration management: 1) that recent developments in EU migration management represent a profound spatial and organizational reconfiguration of the regional governance of migration, 2) the trend towards the externalization or subcontracting of migration control and, 3) how the implications of Europe’s changing immigration policy are increasingly felt across the European neighborhood and beyond. Based on new empirical research, the authors in this collection explore these three processes and their consequences for both member and non-member EU states, for migrants themselves, and for migration systems in the region. The collection indicates that despite the rhetoric of social and spatial integration across the EU region, as one wall has come down, new walls have gone up as novel migration and security policy frameworks have been erected – making European immigration more complex, and potentially more influential beyond the EU zone, than ever.
Description : New Patterns: Process and Change in Human Geography introduces modern geographical theory in an accessible format and reflects the changing nature of the subject. The in-depth applied analysis of topics, consolidated by extensive reference to case study material, makes it an essential textbook for advanced level geography students.