Human Geography: People and the Environment


Lerner KL, Lerner BW, Benson S ed. Human Geography: People and the Environment. Cengage | Gale; 2013.
Human Geography


2013 ALA/LMC Editor's Choice.

"Well-thought-out articles... excellent information is on point inside a slick, colorful, presentation..."-- Library Journal


"Human Geography: People and the Environment provides insight into both regional and global issues by addressing fundamental and advanced topics critical to the study of human geography. Just as the environment shapes society, human activity (anthropogenic activity) now leaves an unmistakable stamp on the natural world. Human Geography: People and the Environment places special emphasis on exploring the impact of human habitation and economic activity on the environment. (continued) K. Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and Sonia Benson, editors. Cambridge, MA and San Juan Capistrano, CA. October, 2012..

Special Introduction

"Clearly, our increasing globalization and economic interdependence makes it even more important to understand the complexities of those interactions. A tsunami in Japan, an economic downturn in Europe, or an outbreak of sectarian violence in the Middle East, while seemingly far away, impact our daily lives in ways large and small... That ability to analyze and understand takes on a new urgency as technology allows news to travel around the world at unimaginable speed. Consider: the Battle of Trafalgar was fought between British and Spanish fleets off the coast of Spain on October 21, 1805. News of victory reached London newspaper readers sixteen days later. By comparison, news of Osama Bin Laden’s death was an Internet news flash. According to the social media monitoring site Sysomos, within twelve hours of the announcement by the White House, there were 2.2 million tweets and 40,000 blog posts relaying and discussing the event. :  (continued) -- Angelia Herrin Editor, Director of Research and Special Projects, Harvard Business Review

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