This is a non-major introduction to human and cultural geography that focuses on culture, society, and human activity from a geographic perspective. ... Show synopsis This is a non-major introduction to human and cultural geography that focuses on culture, society, and human activity from a geographic perspective. It is also designed for majors taking their first course in Human Geography. The authors give a thorough, classic, up-to-date and balanced approach to this broad range of topics. Among the most distinctive and important features of the text is its extensive and well-integrated coverage of gender roles in society and culture. - New or expanded content in the 7th editions includes new material on stimulus diffusion; globalization and cultural convergence; gender and migration; the population impact of AIDS; immigrant language contributions; migration and ethnicity impacts; and changing national and world demographic patterns. - Appendix B has been updated to a modified version of the Population Reference Bureau's "2001 World Population Data Sheet," which contains economic and demographic data and projections for countries, regions and continents. - End-of-chapter learning aids include a summary of the main points of the chapter (with a bridge to the chapter that follows); New terms included in the Key Words list; For Review, with questions that direct student attention to important concepts developed within the chapter; Focus Follow-Up, conveying additional information and explanation as integral parts of the text; Selected References, mentioning a number of book and journal articles that expand on topics.