This text provides a comprehensive introduction to population geography, grounding students in the tools and techniques that are commonly used to describe and understand population concepts. Arguing that an understanding of population is essential to prepare for the future, Newbold provides undergraduates with a thorough grasp of the field.
K. Bruce Newbold is professor of geography at McMaster University. His books include Six Billion Plus: World Population in the Twenty-first Century.
Population geography is one of the most important subjects out there—key to understanding how communities change, cities grow, labor forces evolve, and social and spatial inequalities persist. Newbold’s book covers all the essentials, from foundational theory and concepts, to data, methods, and policy. The book is organized with an intuitive and engaging structure and is sure to prove equally popular with students and established experts in the field.
Newbold presents important population-research themes at different spatial scales with great clarity, skill, and balance. This excellent text has been extremely useful for both my students as well as for me in my capacity as instructor. The Focus sections and the Methods, Measures, and Tools sections at the end of each chapter encourage students to engage with the material through in-depth reflection on real-world issues and case studies. This updated edition will no doubt become an invaluable text for upper-division undergraduates studying multiple aspects of population geography in North America and across the globe.