This full-color text offers a comprehensive introduction to population geography, grounding students in the tools and techniques that are 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: An Introduction
Chapter 1 World Population
Chapter 2 Population Data
Chapter 3 Population Distribution and Composition
Chapter 4 Fertility
Chapter 5 Mortality
Chapter 6 Internal Migration
Chapter 7 International Migration Flows: Immigrants and Transnational Migrants
Chapter 8 Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
Chapter 9 Cities
Chapter 10 Population Policies
Chapter 11 Population Growth: Linking to Economic Development, Resource Scarcity, and Food Security
Conclusion: Doing Population Geography
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 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.
A highly approachable text, Newbold’s Population Geography continues to provide undergraduate students with the latest debates and updated information on global population dynamics. Whether seeking to understand mortality figures, fertility trends, or migration flows, readers will come away with the core concepts necessary to understand population geography.
Author blog: https://populationgeographyblog.wordpress.com/Discussion and study questionsStudent exercisesA list of key themes opening each chapterPowerPointsTest bank
Three new focus sections
-environmental migrants: looks at how climate change will result in more migrants due to environmental disruption
-populism and immigration: discusses how populism and right-wing politics, particularly in Europe, have changed conversations around immigration
-the life course: explores how we all experience broadly similar changes in our lives as we age and how we can use these touchpoints to better understand our decisions and motivations