This text provides an introduction to human geography as it is developing and responding to the major social, political and economic trends of the 1990s. The book stresses two major themes: the geography of the world economy and the importance of geographical scale and place. The fact that every place is intimately connected to every other place is emphasized throughout. The book offers an introduction to human/cultural geography, a subfield of the discipline that focuses on culture, society and human activity from a geographic perspective. This book is differentiated by its thematic integration and use of popular, contemporary examples to demonstrate geographic principles.