Essentials of World Regional Geography (with Access Code Card) / Edition 5by Joseph J. Hobbs, Christopher L. Salter
Pub. Date: 03/25/2005
Publisher: Cengage Learning
The new edition of ESSENTIALS OF WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY provides both a cultural and physical geographic understanding of the world's eight regions in an easily customizable format designed to fit different course structures while retaining a true global appreciation. The text's hallmark pedagogical feature, "Profile" chapters, provide a brief, thematic overview
The new edition of ESSENTIALS OF WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY provides both a cultural and physical geographic understanding of the world's eight regions in an easily customizable format designed to fit different course structures while retaining a true global appreciation. The text's hallmark pedagogical feature, "Profile" chapters, provide a brief, thematic overview of each of the eight regions. This pedagogical organization allows an instructor to cover the entire world in thirteen weeks, spending as little or as much time on each region as they need, or even creating a custom book to fit their course. Subsequent regional chapters provide traditional, finer-scale details on a local level, including geographical factors and in-depth observations found in a number of boxed elements; "Problem Landscapes," "Definitions and Insights," "Regional Perspectives," and "Perspectives from the Field." "Geography of…" a new pedagogical feature, introduces students to cultural and regional specifics, with topics ranging from "Ethnic Geography" to the "Geography of Terrorism" and many more. These boxed elements combine to identify common themes across regional boundaries, clarify terms and concepts, and explore controversial world matters. Furthermore, the Fifth Edition integrates active, online learning with GeographyNow, the first assessment-centered student tutorial system developed for any geography course. GeographyNow icons found throughout the book enhance student learning by providing a personalized learning plan that emphasizes the text's global themes through map interpretation exercises, review of chapter objectives, and testing of chapter and regional concepts.
Table of Contents
1. Objectives and Tools of World Regional Geography. 2. Physical and Human Processes that Shape World Regions. 3. A Geographic Profile of Europe. 4. The European Core. 5. The European Periphery. 6. A Geographic Profile of Russia and the Near Abroad. 7. Fragmentation and Redevelopment in Russia and the Near Abroad. 8. A Geographic Profile of the Middle East and North Africa. 9. Countries of the Middle East and North Africa: Modern Struggles in an Ancient Land. 10. A Geographic Profile of Monsoon Asia. 11. Complex and Populous South Asia. 12. Southeast Asia: From Slash-and-Burn to Semiconductors. 13. China, the Giant. 14. Japan and the Koreas: Adversity and Prosperity in the Western Pacific. 15. A Geographic Profile of the Pacific World. 16. Prosperous, Remote Australia and New Zealand. 17. A Geographic Profile of Africa South of the Sahara. 18. The Assets and Afflictions of Countries South of the Sahara. 19. A Geographic Profile of Latin America. 20. Middle America: Land of the Shaking Earth. 21. South America, Stirring Giant. 22. A Geographic Profile of the United States and Canada. 23. Canada, from Sea to Sea. 24. The United States: Out of Many, One.
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