The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography
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The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography

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Trusted for its timeliness and readability, this book introduces geography by emphasizing the relevance of geographic concepts to human problems. Two years after Rubenstein's Update Edition was created to encompass the events of September 11, 2001, this revision also begins the careful process of putting those events into perspective. Provides new "Global Forces and Loca...more
Hardcover, (9th Edition), 576 pages
Published March 2nd 2007 by Prentice Hall (first published 1989)
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This is the textbook I utilize in my AP Human Geography class. It is the best text for this course.
'Twas the book I used for AP Human Geography in high school. It's very informative & easy to understand. Various topics were discussed; I learned about how politics, human activities, and geography interact with each other. Also includes a bunch of maps that show things like GDP, life expectancy, etc for each country. The book will also teach about differences between maps e.g. political map vs physical map, etc. I really like history and learning about other countries, so I enjoyed reading...more
I found most of the information in this book really interesting. If it weren't for the several chapters I found mind-numbingly boring, it would have probably earned a four-star rating. It might not even be fair to give it three stars based solely on my preference for certain subjects over others, but I'm not doing that exactly. I feel that the layout of each chapter is what makes learning about a topic you don't particularly care for an excruciating process. It feels like a lot of stuff is rehas...more
While this book taught me many important things (that I am sure I will never use again), it also bored me out of my mind. The cover is by far the most interesting part. While it has some good pictures and a few entertaining but utterly useless facts, I didn't appreciate spending most of my waking hours outlining a book that likes to state the incredibly obvious. The hardest part is remembering all the models for all the junk no one cares about.
However, I'm not saying that this is a bad book to...more
Actually quite interesting for a textbook, not mind numbingly boring and keeps interest for passages that you may have to read in class
For anyone remotely interested in cultural or geo science, this book is the best starting point I've come across. 14 chapters, all well written and booming with type of vocabulary needed for anyone serious about getting in to this as a field of study.
There is also an accompanying software that is FULL of interesting photo essays and documentaries.
Fantastic source of research topics!
Kris Lemoine
I thought it really was fantastic, maybe some of the information not entirely needed. But definitely a go to book for any geo related anything that might be needed. Some great cultural highlights as well.
I know, I'm a nerd. But I love AP! I've learned so much in that class! I actually enjoy reading the textbook...
You can call me a nerd now, if you want to.
I still go to this book when I need to refresh my geography knowledge. This book is excellent for anyone with interests in geography.
Read it for AP Human Geography... SO SO glad it's over. I love the class but text
Dani Marescotti
Had to read it for AP. Descent enough information, but it could also be way better...
It is and AP textbook that is used at my school. Enough said.
Cassi Steele
Mar 31, 2009 Cassi Steele rated it 4 of 5 stars
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