Human Geography in Action

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Wiley, Sep 11, 2001 - Social Science - 464 pages
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Includes a variety of research methods both quantitative and qualitative.
* Hands-on activities help readers experience human geography as an active, practical field of study and application.

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MAKING MANIPULATING
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Case Study
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About the author (2001)

MICHAEL KUBY received an A.B.from The University of Chicago in 1980 and a Ph.D. from Boston University in 1988, both in geography. He has taught at Arizona State University, where he is now an Associate Professor, since 1988. Before writing Human Geography in Action he developed an active-learning module on population and energy for the Commission on College Geography II. His research interests are in transportation, energy and facility location. Kuby has served as Chair of the Transportation Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), and on editorial boards of the Professional Geographer and Journal of Transport Geography. His work with the World Bank on energy transport in China won a Citation Award in Applied Geography in 1993. He has published in such journals as the Annals of the AAG, Energy, Geographical Analysis, Economic Geography, Location Science, and Transportation Research.

JOHN HARNER recieved a B.S. in geography from The Pennsylvania State University in 1986 and an M.A. and Ph.D. in geography form Arizona State University in 1993 and 1996 respectively, Since 1997, he has been an Assistant Professor in the department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. His research areas include cultural and urban geography, as well as topical expertise in GIS and regional interests in Mexico and the American Southwest. He has published in such journals as the Annals of the AAG, Professional Geographer, and the Journal of Cultural geography.

PATRICIA GOBER received a B.S. Ed. in geography form the University of Wisconsin-whitewater in 1970, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Ohio State University in 1972 and 1975 respectively. She is currently a professor of geography at Arizona State University, where she served as chair of the Department of Geography from 1984 to 1991. In 1992, Gober was a visiting professor of geography at University College London. Areas of specialization are population and urban geography. She served as president of the Association of American Geographers in 19987-1998 and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Population Reference Bureau and a member of the Social science, Methods, Epidemiology, and Nursing Panel at the National Institute of Health. In 1998, Gober received an honorary doctorate of science from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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