RESOURCE: AP HuGe Recommended Texts

The following list is taken from the AP Human Geography Teacher’s Guide. The list looks a little dated, nevertheless, the authors have updated versions of their texts.



de Blij, H. J., and Alexander B. Murphy. Human Geography: Culture, Society, and Space. 7th ed. New York: John Wiley, 2003.

Fellmann, Jerome D., Arthur Getis, and Judith Getis. Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities. 8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Jordan-Bychkov, Terry G., and Mona Domosh. The Human Mosaic: A Thematic Introduction to Cultural Geography. 9th ed. New York: W. H. Freeman, 2003.

Knox, Paul L., and Sallie A. Marston. Places and Regions in Global Context: Human Geography. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2004.

Kuby, Michael, John Harner, and Patricia Gober. Human Geography in Action. 3rd ed. New York: John Wiley, 2004.

Norton, William. Human Geography. 5th ed. Don Mills, Ont.: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Pearce, Margaret W. Exploring Human Geography with Maps. New York: W. H. Freeman, 2003.

Rubenstein, James M. The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography. 8th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2004.

Supplementary Textbooks and Readers

Abler, Ronald F., Melvin G. Marcus, and Judy M. Olson, eds. Geography’s Inner Worlds: Pervasive Themes in Contemporary American Geography. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1992.

Brunn, Stanley D., Jack F. Williams, and Donald J. Zeigler, eds. Cities of the World: World Regional Urban Development. 3rd ed. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003.

Davidson, Fiona, et al., eds. Teaching Political Geography. The Pathways in Geography series, 19. Indiana, Penn.: National Council for Geographic Education, 1998.

Dorling, Daniel, and David Fairbairn. Mapping: Ways of Representing the World. N.p.: Longman, 1997. Gersmehl, Philip J. Why Not Here?: Teaching Geography to a New Standard. Indiana, Penn.: National

Council for Geographic Education, 1996.

Goodall, Brian. The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography. New York: Penguin Books, 1987.

Hoggart, Keith, Anna Davies, and Loretta Lees. Researching Human Geography. New York: Oxford University Press USA, 2002.

Johnston, R. J., et al., eds. The Dictionary of Human Geography. 4th ed. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2000.

Malone, Lyn, Anita M. Palmer, and Christine L. Voigt. Mapping Our World: GIS Lessons for Educators. Redlands, Calif.: ESRI Press, 2002.

Mayhew, Susan. A Dictionary of Geography. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Merriam-Webster’s Geographical Dictionary. 3rd ed. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1997.

Pitzl, Gerald R., ed. Annual Editions: Geography 04/05. 19th ed. N.p.: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2003.

Slater, Frances. Learning Through Geography. Pathways in Geography series, 7. Indiana, Penn.: National Council for Geographic Education, 1993.


Hudson, John C., ed. Goode’s World Atlas. 20th ed. N.p.: Rand McNally, 2000. Exam Review Guides

Alagona, Peter S., and Meredith Marsh. Barron’s How to Prepare for the AP Exam in Human Geography. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Barron’s, 2003.

Professional Journals and Periodicals

Annals of the Association of American Geographers. Association of American Geographers. Published quarterly.

FOCUS on Geography. American Geographical Society. Published quarterly.
Journal of Geography. National Council for Geographic Education.
Journal of Geography. Special AP Issue 99, no. 3/4 (May–August 2000).
The Professional Geographer. Association of American Geographers. Published quarterly.


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