Understanding the Cultural Landscape

Understanding the Cultural Landscape

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This compelling book offers a fresh perspective on how the natural world has been imagined, built on, and transformed by human beings throughout history and around the globe. Coverage ranges from the earliest societies to preindustrial China and India, from the emergence in Europe of the modern world to the contemporary global economy. The focus is on what the places we have created say about us: our belief systems and the ways we make a living. Also explored are the social and environmental consequences of human activities, and how conflicts over the meaning of progress are reflected in today's urban, rural, and suburban landscapes. Written in a highly engaging style, this ideal undergraduate-level human geography text is illustrated with over 25 maps and 70 photographs. Note: Many additional photographs related to the themes addressed in the book are available at the author's website (www.greatmirror.com.)U.S. sales are now about $500 million annually, and Haier is moving into freezers, air conditioners, microwave ovens, ... built a company with 1, 500 employees, 52 full-line stores, a catalog operation, and annual sales of about $125 million.


Title:Understanding the Cultural Landscape
Author: Bret Wallach
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2005-01
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