By Majid Husain
This fourth edition of Human Geography is a core textbook for geography students at the university level. It is mainly designed to introduce the discipline in a social science perspective and also to identify the human problems and the role of man in shaping the face of the earth. One of the distinguishing features of the book is that it covers a wider canvas of human geography, including the cultural, historical, political, regional, social, urban, and economic aspects. The first part of the book deals with the themes and fundamentals of human geography, as well as the spatial distribution and regional trends of world population. Part two analyzes the patterns of unity and diversity, patterns of development and human settlements, including the functional organization of rural and urban settlements. The third part presents a concise account of aboriginal and indigenous peoples of the world. The text is documented with maps and diagrams, and is illustrated with examples from both developed, as well as developing, regions of the world. As with previous editions, the book retains its comprehensive coverage that has made it an indispensable resource for students.
Publication Date: 11/1/2011