Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture 12th Edition

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Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture, 12th Edition

By Erin H. Fouberg and Alec Murphy

$69  USD | $89  CAN

Human Geography, 12th Edition, teaches students to appreciate the diversity of people, places, and cultures, and understand the role people play in shaping our world. Its goals are to provide geographic context to global, regional, national, and local issues and to teach students to think geographically and critically about these issues. It features beautifully designed maps, dozens of vibrant photographs taken by the author team, and author and guest field notes that help students see how geographers read cultural landscapes and use fieldwork to understand places. A newly designed demographic data table includes economic, political, and population data, all of which can be examined in ArcGIS Online.

The new edition now integrates Threshold Concepts to help students develop their ability to think geographically. Once they learn and apply one of these concepts in the context of a given place, students integrate it into their thinking and can draw from it as they learn new material and explore other places.

Fouberg’s Human Geography, 12th Edition, is now available with the new WileyPLUS online platform and provides instructors with the freedom and flexibility to tailor curated content, and easily customize the course with their own material. It presents today’s digital native students with a clear learning path through the course and offers a wealth of engaging online tools and resources such as videos, practice material, quizzes, and layered maps available through the dynamic environment of Esri Arc GIS Online. WileyPLUS allows students to easily interact with the content and provides them with opportunities to actively do Geography.

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ArcGIS Online interactive maps transform learning.

An established partnership with Esri and gives students access to six thematic maps that open in the new WileyPLUS online platform. Each map opens in the dynamic environment of ArcGIS Online, with its full interactive capabilities, and assignable ArcGIS Online Activities give students click-by-click instructions for manipulating the interactive maps in meaningful ways. The more students engage with these activities, the more they begin to think geographically.

Videos Bring the World to Life

A new series of Thinking Geographically Videos illustrates thirty pivotal, threshold concepts the authors spiral throughout the text. These videos help students think geographically—see patterns, read cultural landscapes, and question and explore how places are connected—as they learn about the world. Each concept is presented by author Erin Fouberg, with vivid imagery from all over the globe, and students apply these concepts in various contexts as they move through the program. Another series of videos, Looking Closer, is a curated set of documentary-style videos that explores current goings-on in the world related to the theme of the corresponding chapter.

Self Scoring Practice

Self-Scoring Practice

Found in the WileyPLUS Course Resources section, the Self-Scoring Practice provides students with a set of questions they can use for self-assessment as they explore the corresponding chapter. It allows them to see what they still need to master before completing higher-stakes online assignments.

Precreated Assignments

Pre-created Assignments

Pre-Created Assignments in the Wiley Library save instructors time by allowing them to choose from a bank of Homework and ArcGIS Online assignments to add to their courses. Questions in the Homework assignments link students directly to the eText. Instructors also have a wealth of questions in the Assignment Builder from which to create their own online assignments.

    Key Features

  • Threshold Concepts: Across 14 chapters, the authors spiral 30 threshold concepts that help students learn to think geographically by applying them to their everyday lives.
  • Thinking Geographically questions at the end of each chapter section ask students to apply geographic concepts to real-life examples and make great discussion or essay prompts. Assignable essay-question versions of the Thinking Geographically questions are available in the WileyPLUS Assignment Builder.
  • Author and Guest Field Notes demonstrate how geographers use fieldwork and read cultural landscapes to think geographically about places.
  • Detailed Captions for Maps and Photographs help students see and analyze patterns on maps and recognize geographic concepts in photographs. The 12th edition features more detailed captions for all maps and photographs than did previous editions.

Erin H. Fouberg

ERIN HOGAN FOUBERG grew up in eastern South Dakota. She moved to Washington, D.C., to attend Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she took a class in Human Geography from Harm de Blij. At Georgetown, Erin found her International Relations classes lacking in context and discovered a keen interest in political geography. She earned her master’s and Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1997). After graduating, Dr. Fouberg taught for several years at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where the graduating class of 2001 bestowed on her the Mary Pinschmidt Award, given to the faculty member who made the biggest impact on their lives. Dr. Fouberg is Professor of Geography and Director of the Honors Program at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, where she won the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2011. Her research and publications focus on the governance and sovereignty of American Indian tribes, geography education, and the geography of elections. Professor Fouberg served as Vice President of Publications and Products of the National Council for Geographic Education. Dr. Fouberg co-authors Understanding World Regional Geography with William G. Moseley, also published by Wiley. She is active in her community, serving leadership roles on the soccer board, PTA, and fundraising campaigns for children’s charities. She enjoys traveling, reading, golfing, and watching athletic and theater events at Northern State.

Alec Murphy

ALEC MURPHY grew up in the western United States, but he spent several of his early years in Europe and Japan. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Yale University, studied law at the Columbia University School of Law, practiced law for a short time in Chicago, and then pursued a doctoral degree in geography (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1987). After graduating, Dr. Murphy joined the faculty of the University of Oregon, where he is now Professor of Geography and holder of the James F. and Shirley K. Rippey Chair in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Professor Murphy is a widely published scholar in the fields of political, cultural, and environmental geography. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the FulbrightHays foreign fellowship program. Professor Murphy served as the President of the Association of American Geographers in 2003–2004. He is currently Senior Vice President of the American Geographical Society. In the late 1990s, he led the effort to add geography to the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program. He recently chaired a National Academy of Sciences study charged with identifying strategic directions for the geographical sciences. In 2014 he received the Association of
American Geographers’ highest honor, its Lifetime Achievement Award. His interests include hiking, skiing, camping, music, and of course exploring the diverse places that make up our planet.

  1. Introduction to Human Geography
  2. Population and Health
  3. Migration
  4. Local Culture, Popular Culture, and Cultural Landscapes
  5. Identity: Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality
  6. Language
  7. Religion
  8. Political Geography
  9. Urban Geography
  10. Development
  11. Agriculture and the Rural Landscape
  12. Industry and Services
  13. The Humanized Environment
  14. Globalization and the Geography of Networks

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