Best Geography Books
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1. Make Prayers to the Raven: A Koyukon View of the Northern Forest
Author: by Richard K. Nelson
“Nelson spent a year among the Koyukon people of western Alaska, studying their intimate relationship with animals and the land. His chronicle of that visit represents a thorough and elegant account of the mystical connection between Native Americans and the natural world.”Outside “This admirable reflection on the natural history of the Koyukon River drainage in Alaska is founded on knowledge the author gained as a student of the Koyukon culture, indigenous to that region.
He presents these Athapascan views of the landprincipally of its animals and Koyukon relationships with those creaturestogether with a measured account of his own experiences and doubts…. For someone in search of a native American expression of ‘ecology’ and natural history, I can think of no better place to begin than with this work.”Barry Lopez, Orion Nature Quarterly “Far from being a romantic attempt to pass on the spiritual lore of Native Americans for a quick fix by others, this is a very serious ethnographic study of some Alaskan Indians in the Northern Forest area….
2. The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography
Author: by James Rubenstein
For courses in human geography. Global issues, local impacts Trusted for its timeliness, readability, and structured learning path, the bestselling The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography explores the patterns and processes of Earth’s human landscapes. Rubenstein weaves the themes of globalization and diversity and their relationship throughout the text, addressing these themes with a clear organization and presentation that engages students and appeals to instructors.
The 13th Edition incorporates the latest data and applied examples of human geography, helps students connect global concepts and phenomena to their local geographies, and engages students in active debate around the most critical topics of human geography. Text links integrated into each chapter connect students to MapMaster 2.
0 and interactive Data Visualization activities powered by Social Explorer, providing students with hands-on experience using data-driven geospatial technology and the techniques of geographers. Also available as a Pearson eText or packaged with Mastering Geography Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, mobile-optimized, personalized reading experience that can be adopted on its own as the main course material.
3. Assemblage Theory and Method
Author: by Ian Buchanan
What do we mean by ‘assemblage’ in contemporary theory? The constant and seemingly limitless expansion of the concept’s range of applications begs the question, if any and every kind of collection of things is an assemblage, then what advantage is there is in using this term and not some other term, or indeed no term at all?
What makes an assemblage an assemblage, and not some other kind of collection of things? This book advances beyond this impasse and offers practical help in thinking about and using assemblage theory for contemporary cultural and social research, in order to: Answer the question: what is an assemblage?
Explain why assemblage theory is necessary- Provide clear instructions on how to use assemblage theoryIan Buchanan maps the beginnings of a brand new field within the humanities.
4. Princeton Review AP Human Geography Premium Prep, 2021: 6 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review + Strategies & Techniques (2021) (College Test Preparation)
Author: by The Princeton Review
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Detailed coverage of all test topics, including population and migration, cultural studies, political geography, urban geography, agriculture, and more Updated to align with the latest College Board standards Useful lists of key terms in every content review chapter Access to study plans, helpful pre-college information, and more via your online Student ToolsPremium Practice for AP Excellence 3 full-length practice tests in the book with detailed answer explanations 3 full-length practice tests online with detailed answer explanations Practice drills at the end of every content review chapter to test your understanding Helpful maps and detailed charts illustrating trends, theories, and models
5. Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom
Author: by bell hooks
In Teaching Critical Thinking, renowned cultural critic and progressive educator bell hooks addresses some of the most compelling issues facing teachers in and out of the classroom today. In a series of short, accessible, and enlightening essays, hooks explores the confounding and sometimes controversial topics that teachers and students have urged her to address since the publication of the previous best-selling volumes in her Teaching series, Teaching to Transgress and Teaching Community.
The issues are varied and broad, from whether meaningful teaching can take place in a large classroom setting to confronting issues of self-esteem. One professor, for example, asked how black female professors can maintain positive authority in a classroom without being seen through the lens of negative racist, sexist stereotypes.
One teacher asked how to handle tears in the classroom, while another wanted to know how to use humor as a tool for learning. Addressing questions of race, gender, and class in this work, hooks discusses the complex balance that allows us to teach, value, and learn from works written by racist and sexist authors.
6. Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context (Masteringgeography)
Author: by Paul Knox
Described as fresh, innovative, and intelligent, Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context is acclaimed for its global approach, conceptual rigor, engaging real-world applications, and outstanding visual program. Knox and Marston foster awareness of current issues and developing trends from a geographic perspective, and provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of human geography.
KEY TOPICS: Geography Matters; The Changing Global Context; Geographies of Population and Migration; People and Nature; Cultural Geographies; Language, Communication, and Belief; Interpreting Places and Landscapes; Geographies of Economic Development; Geographies of Food and Agriculture; Political Geographies; Urbanization and the Global Urban System; City Spaces: Urban Structure MARKET: A comprehensive reference for anyone interested in learning more about human geography.
7. Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture
Author: by Erin H. Fouberg
Fouberg’s Human Geography, 11th Edition teaches students to appreciate the diversity of people, places, and cultures, and understand the role people play in shaping our world. The goals of this edition are to provide geographic context to global, regional, national and local issues and to teach students to think geographically and critically about these issues.
Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture 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.
8. Environment and You, The
Author: by Norm Christensen
For Introductory Environmental Science Courses (Non-Majors). Build and practice skills needed to understand complex environmental issues The Environment and You, 3rd Edition, by Norm Christensen, Lissa Leege, and new co-author Justin St. Juliana, gives today’s generation of students reason to be hopeful about environmental challenges.
The authors draw on their pedagogical expertise and classroom experience to help students establish a reliable foundation in science. The unbiased approach of the text equips students with important analytical and quantitative reasoning skills, including how to ask questions to seek information required to develop informed opinions.
The authors strive to inspire students, by connecting the course to choices they can make as citizens and demonstrating the role science can play in influencing personal, community and global environmental issues. With the 3rd Edition, new features include You Decide which presents complex environmental issues and invites students to take a position and consider the results of their position.
9. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things (a John Hope Franklin Center Book)
Author: by Jane Bennett
In Vibrant Matter the political theorist Jane Bennett, renowned for her work on nature, ethics, and affect, shifts her focus from the human experience of things to things themselves. Bennett argues that political theory needs to do a better job of recognizing the active participation of nonhuman forces in events.
Toward that end, she theorizes a vital materiality that runs through and across bodies, both human and nonhuman. Bennett explores how political analyses of public events might change were we to acknowledge that agency always emerges as the effect of ad hoc configurations of human and nonhuman forces.
She suggests that recognizing that agency is distributed this way, and is not solely the province of humans, might spur the cultivation of a more responsible, ecologically sound politics: a politics less devoted to blaming and condemning individuals than to discerning the web of forces affecting situations and events.
Bennett examines the political and theoretical implications of vital materialism through extended discussions of commonplace things and physical phenomena including stem cells, fish oils, electricity, metal, and trash. She reflects on the vital power of material formations such as landfills, which generate lively streams of chemicals, and omega-3 fatty acids, which can transform brain chemistry and mood.
10. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Author: by Jared M. Diamond
Trusted for its timeliness, readability, and sound pedagogy, The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography emphasizes the relevance of geographic concepts to human problems. The relationship between globalization and cultural diversity is woven throughout; Rubenstein addresses these themes with a clear organization and presentation that engages students and appeals to instructors.
The Eleventh Edition focuses on issues of access and inequality to discuss negative trends (such as the economic downturn, depleting resources, and human-caused climate change) as well as positive steps taken (sustainability, technology, regime change, women’s rights, and more). An updated design is optimized for eBooks and more effective student learning.
The cartography and photos are fully updated.
12. Princeton Review AP Human Geography Prep, 2021: 3 Practice Tests + Complete Content Review + Strategies & Techniques (2021) (College Test Preparation)
Author: by The Princeton Review
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 5. Ace the 2021 AP Human Geography Exam with this comprehensive study guideincluding 3 full-length practice tests with complete explanations, thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, and access to online extras. Techniques That Actually Work.
Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harderEverything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score. Detailed coverage of all test topics, including population and migration, cultural studies, political geography, urban geography, agriculture, and more Updated to align with the latest College Board standards Useful lists of key terms in every content review chapter Access to study plans, helpful pre-college information, and more via your online Student ToolsPractice Your Way to Excellence.
3 full-length practice tests (2 in the book, 1 online) with complete answer explanations Practice drills at the end of every content review chapter to test your understanding Helpful maps and detailed charts illustrating trends, theories, and models
13. A History of the Yoruba People
Author: by Stephen Adebanji Akintoye
A History of the Yoruba People is a comprehensive exploration of the founding and growth of one of the most influential groups in Africa. With a population of nearly 40 million spread across Western Africa – and diaspora communities in Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, and North America – Yoruba are one of the most researched groups emanating from Africa.
Yet, to date, very few have grappled fully with the historical foundations and development of this group which has contributed to shaping the way African communities are analyzed from prehistoric to modern times. This commendable book deploys four decades of historiography research with current interpretations and analyses to present the most complete and authoritative volume to date.
This exceptionally lucid account gathers and imparts a wealth of research and discourses on Yoruba studies for a wider group of readership than ever before.
14. The Climate of History in a Planetary Age
Author: by Dipesh Chakrabarty
For the past decade, historian Dipesh Chakrabarty has been one of the most influential scholars addressing the meaning of climate change. Climate change, he argues, upends long-standing ideas of history, modernity, and globalization. The burden of The Climate of History in a Planetary Age is to grapple with what this means and to confront humanities scholars with ideas they have been reluctant to reconsiderfrom the changed nature of human agency to a new acceptance of universals.
Chakrabarty argues that we must see ourselves from two perspectives at once: the planetary and the global. This distinction is central to Chakrabarty’s workthe globe is a human-centric construction, while a planetary perspective intentionally decenters the human. Featuring wide-ranging excursions into historical and philosophical literatures, The Climate of History in a Planetary Age boldly considers how to frame the human condition in troubled times.
As we open ourselves to the implications of the Anthropocene, few writers are as likely as Chakrabarty to shape our understanding of the best way forward.