Skip to content

    Read more about Introduction to Human Geography - 2nd Edition

    Introduction to Human Geography - 2nd Edition

    (5 reviews)

    David Dorrell, Georgia Gwinnett College

    Joseph P. Henderson, Georgia Gwinnett College

    Copyright Year:

    Last Update: 2019

    Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

    Language: English

    Formats Available

    Conditions of Use

    Attribution Attribution
    CC BY


    Learn more about reviews.

    Reviewed by Patrick Kennelly, GIS Program Director, Central Oregon Community College on 9/8/22

    This is a comprehensive textbook that covers the topics typical to a course in Human Geography at the college level. It is organized into the following chapters: 1. Population and Health 2. Migration 3. Folk Culture and Popular... read more

    Reviewed by Serena St. Clair, Adjunct Faculty (formerly full time faculty-retired), Rogue Community College on 1/2/22

    Human Geography is a dynamic subject because of the changes the world experiences in culture, climate, communication, and politics. As someone who has been teaching this course for several decades and used at least six different texts (including... read more

    Reviewed by Margaret Stephens, Associate Professor, Community College of Philadelphia on 6/24/21

    The book provides comprehensive coverage suitable for an introductory human/cultural geography course. The Student Learning Outcomes, Chapter Outlines, maps, tables and graphs are useful guides for reading online or in print. The supplemental... read more

    Reviewed by Dimitar Dimitrov, Geography Instructor, Portland Community College on 6/16/21

    The text provides a comprehensive introduction to the traditional topics in human geography and covers all areas and concepts appropriately. Each chapter starts with Student Learning Outcomes and Chapter Outline sections, and ends up with two very... read more

    Reviewed by TUBA KAYAARASI, INSTRUCTOR, Portland Community College on 6/13/21

    There are thirteen chapters. Each chapter focuses on a subdiscipline of human geography. However the chapters are not as comprehensive as a regular human geography textbook. Most of the relevant theory for each subdiscipline of human geography is... read more

    Table of Contents

    • Chapter 1: Introduction to Geography
    • Chapter 2: Population and Health
    • Chapter 3: Migration
    • Chapter 4: Folk Culture and Popular Culture
    • Chapter 5: The Geography of Language
    • Chapter 6: Religion
    • Chapter 7: Ethnicity and Race
    • Chapter 8: Political Geography
    • Chapter 9: Development and Wealth
    • Chapter 10: Agriculture and Food
    • Chapter 11: Industry
    • Chapter 12: Human Settlements
    • Chapter 13: Environment and Resources

    Ancillary Material

    Submit ancillary resource

    About the Book

    Geography is a diverse discipline that has some sort of connection to most every other academic discipline. This connection is the spatial perspective, which essentially means if a phenomenon can be mapped, it has some kind of relationship to geography. Studying the entire world is a fascinating subject, and geographical knowledge is fundamental to a competent understanding of our world. In this chapter, you will learn what geography is as well as some of the fundamental concepts that underpin the discipline. These fundamental terms and concepts will be interwoven throughout the text, so a sound understanding of these topics is critical as you delve deeper into the chapters that follow. 

    About the Contributors


    David Dorrell

    Joseph P. Henderson

    Contribute to this Page

    Suggest an edit to this book record