Understanding cultural and human geography

No one is an island The community where you live, the food you eat, and the people you know are all part of a global chain of connections Over the past 10,000 years, humans have transformed the planet yet the planet has also influenced human life in myriad ways In these 24 eye opening lectures, take an interdisciplinary voyage across time and around the world to consiNo one is an island The community where you live, the food you eat, and the people you know are all part of a global chain of connections Over the past 10,000 years, humans have transformed the planet yet the planet has also influenced human life in myriad ways In these 24 eye opening lectures, take an interdisciplinary voyage across time and around the world to consider the dual nature of our relationship with place.With insights drawn from ecology, anthropology, economics, geopolitics, and , Professor Robbins reveals the underlying structures that explain why the world is the way it is Understanding global trends and connections from environmental changes such as deforestation to the way money and labor slosh around the globe will give you new insights into the story of human civilization and current events.One key theme of this course is that place is a construct People make and constantly re make places in response to myriad circumstances, ranging from economic conditions to changes in the ecology around them Indeed, humans have taken over the Earth so completely that some geologists now refer to our era as the Anthropocene the human era.While it is tempting to despair over humanity s takeover of the planet, you see how the picture is surprisingly complex, and that there is reason for optimism Much of the human impact on the Earth, from deforestation to rapid urbanization, is not an inexorable march of destruction without any means of revitalization.In addition to the study of the environment, Professor Robbins examines the wide ranging implications of a world economy You ll explore the wellspring of culture and delve into the thorny issues of geography, ethnicity, and statehood When you complete this course, you ll have all the tools you need to look beyond the headlines and analyze world events in a whole new way.
Understanding cultural and human geography No one is an island The community where you live the food you eat and the people you know are all part of a global chain of connections Over the past years humans have transformed the planet

  • Title: Understanding cultural and human geography
  • Author: Paul Robbins
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Audiobook
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    1. So, it turns out that in my latest possible middle age I am interested in absolutely everything, even the things which bored me to tears in my youth. Hence, this series of lectures about geography. I loved learning about the languages, the politics, the ecology, the religion and the cultures associated with various geographies and how place influences so much, if not all of our lives. I enjoyed learning about the blessings and pitfalls of globalization. I especially appreciated the section on th [...]

    2. A great intro to a field I have been interested in forever, but only took a couple of courses in university. The prof is great and has an engaging delivery, giving you an overview of the various subfields of geography and some of the problems and current issues in the field. I especially liked his contemporary references to Greece's crisis and the euro, Russia and Ukraine, the Syrian War, climate change, and others.

    3. This is the exact course everyone who's on the road should take. Cultural, political and economical geography is the essential elements to understand human societies, and there are a surprising numbers of questions relate to these issues could be answered by geography, or, by scientific means utilized by geogrphists. This is a great introductory course that I wish i could take before I start my journey.

    4. This was an interesting series of lectures. It went beyond what I would have thought of as geography, linking topics from linguistics, economics, political science, and history in interesting ways, which is something I always love to see happen. The lecturer presented the material capably and had some insightful observations, though it did feel a bit scattered in focus at times.

    5. I would say that this a collection of lectures on human geography. I don't if such discipline exists formal, but it exists in a real life. There are a lot of interesting stuff happening with people everywhere they live: economics, culture, anthropology, politics, etc. Those lectures about all that interesting topics, although in the cross-country, cross-cultural perspective.

    6. A very interesting course. It shows the relationship geography has with many many different topics.

    7. This is a interesting book about how civilizations and cultures evolve due to influences from geography and proximity to other cultures and countries.

    8. Four stars, with one amendment: this is just for beginners. Not bad, just bear in mind, if you already know the basics, don't bother.

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