An Introduction to Human Geography: Issues for the 21st by Peter Daniels, Michael Bradshaw, Denis Shaw, James Sidaway

By Peter Daniels, Michael Bradshaw, Denis Shaw, James Sidaway

Comprehensively  revised, the 3rd version of this standard textual content offers a world evaluation of the foremost issues inside human geography and is a necessary textbook for undergraduate scholars taking classes in geography and comparable disciplines.


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  • More on key phenomena in twenty first century lifestyles - the social creation of nature, international creation networks, provider economies and the second one international shift.
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40–41). As generalizations can be made about this long modern capitalism spread across the globe it period of human history. Chapter 2 analyses the inevitably changed the societies which preceded it. rise and spread of modern capitalism down to the But the pre-capitalist societies, while adapting end of the nineteenth century. Its history during to capitalism, did not necessarily lose all their this period is intimately linked to the rise of the distinctive features, and capitalism itself was European powers and to the worldwide spread of changed in the process of interacting with such their influence.

QXD 6 5/14/08 11:07 AM Page 6 INTRODUCTION benefited from the first big post-war expansion in the number both of universities and of students in the 1960s. Human geography increasingly reoriented itself to the technological and scientific spirit of the times, fed by a new phase of military competition in the Cold War (on this, see Barnes and Farish 2006, and see Johnston and Sidaway 2004 for a history of ‘AngloAmerican’ human geography since 1945 and also Hubbard et al. 2002: 22–56 for a brief history of geographic thought).

1 World distribution of hunter–gatherers today and in the recent past, with indication of their habitats (based on a classification of climate). Source: Adapted from Simmons (1996: 48) mainly white culture, but are still sufficiently conscious of their distinctive histories and life-styles to have a strong sense of identity. 1). The present-day world also contains other groups whose way of life to a greater or lesser extent reflects pre-capitalist characteristics. Pastoral nomads, for example, live mainly by raising and herding domestic animals (cattle, sheep, goats, camels, yak, reindeer and others), that provide them with food, clothing and other necessities.

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