Essentials of World Regional Geography / Edition 4

Essentials of World Regional Geography / Edition 4

by Christopher L. Salter, Joseph J. Hobbs
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534168094

ISBN-13: 9780534168094

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Includes chapter objectives, key terms, critical thinking problems and a variety of self-test questions and answers.

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Includes chapter objectives, key terms, critical thinking problems and a variety of self-test questions and answers.

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ISBN-13:
9780534168094
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
675
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 11.28(h) x 1.23(d)

Table of Contents

I: PERSPECTIVES AND ISSUES IN WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY. 1. Engaging the Many Meanings of Geography. Geography for Life. Finding and Making Order in Earth Patterns. Worlds Within Worlds. Physical Systems and the Forces of Nature. Human Systems and Landscape Transformation. Human-Environment Interaction. Putting Geography to Use in Understanding Our World. Taking Geography to the Street: Careers in Geography. Definitions and Insights: Spatial Analysis. Landscape in Literature: A Map in Your Hand. Definitions and Insights: The Regional Concept. 2. Physical and Human Processes that Shape World Regions. Patterns of Climate and Vegetation. Biodiversity. Global Environmental Change. Two Revolutions That Have Shaped Regions. The Geography of Development. Population Geography. Where to from Here? Global Perspective: Globalization: The Process and the Backlash. Definitions and Insights: The Fuelwood Crisis. Definitions and Insights: The Second Law of Thermodynamics. Definitions and Insights: Lifeboat Ethics. II: EUROPE. 3. A Geographic Profile of Europe. Area and Population. Physical Geography and Human Adaptations. Cultural and Historical Context. Economic Geography. Geopolitical Issues. Definitions and Insights: Western Civilization. Regional Perspective: Regional Migration Patterns: Legal and Illegal. Definitions and Insights: Local Markets, Long-Distance Trade. Perspectives from the Field: Uncharted Urban Exploration. Definition and Insights: The Politics of River Management. 4. Europe's Dynamic Coreland. The Geographic Foundation Blocks of European Global Influence. Tensions of Past and Present in the United Kingdom. Ireland: Technology as Change Agent in National Prosperity. The Many Worlds of France. The Dominant Importance of Germany. Benelux: Trade Networks as the Key to Prosperity. Switzerland and Austria. Definitions and Insights: Enclosure. Regional Perspective: Urban Location Dynamics: The Geography of Shifting Factors of Economic Success. Landscape in Literature: The Walking Drum. Problem Landscape: The European Union and the Horror of Mad Cow Disease. Regional Perspective: The Geography of Discontent. Definitions and Insights: The Polder and the Cultural Landscape. 5. Europe Northern, Southern, Eastern. Northern Europe: Prosperous, Isolated, and Distinct. Southern Europe: The Mediterranean World. Eastern Europe: Struggles for Economic and Political Transformation. Definitions and Insights: Hydroelectricity. Landscape in Literature: The Cloud Sketcher. Definitions and Insights: Irrigation. Definitions and Insights: Shatter Belt. Problem Landscape: "Bosnia, Sort Of". III: RUSSIA AND THE NEAR ABROAD. 6. A Geographic Profile of Russia and the Near Abroad. Area and Population. Physical Geography and Human Adaptations. Cultural and Historical Context. Economic Geography. Geopolitical Issues. Regional Perspective: Areal Names of Russia and the Near Abroad. Definitions and Insights: The Russian Cross. Perspectives from the Field: Into the Russian Arctic. Definitions and Insights: The USSR and Other Land Empires. Definitions and Insights: Barter. 7. Fragmentation and Redevelopment in Russia and the Near Abroad. Peoples and Nations of the Fertile Triangle. Agriculture in the Russian Coreland. The Industrial Potential of the Russian Coreland. The Russian Far East. The Northern Lands of Russia. The Future of the Russian Federation. The Caucasus. The Central Asian Countries. Regional Perspective: The Sex Trade. Landscape in Literature: Spring Comes to the Urals. Problem Landscape: Nuclear Waste Simmers in Russia's High Arctic. Regional Perspective: Oil in the Caspian Basin. IV: THE MIDDLE EAST. 8. A Geographic Profile of the Middle East and North Africa. Area and Population. Physical Geography and Human Adaptations. Cultural and Historical Context. Economic Geography. Geopolitical Issues. Perspectives from the Field: Wayfinding in the Desert. Definitions and Insights: Shi''ite and Sunni Muslims. Regional Perspective: Islamic Fundamentalism. 9. Countries of the Middle East and North Africa: Modern Struggles in an ANCIENT LAND. The Arab-Israeli Conflict and Its Setting. Egypt: The Gift of the Nile. Sudan: Bridge Between the Middle East and Africa. Libya: Deserts, Oil, and a Defiant Survivor. Northwestern Africa: The Maghreb. The Gulf Oil Region. Turkey, Where East Meets West. Ethnic Separation in Cyprus. Rugged, Strategic, Devastated Afghanistan. Definitions and Insights: Chokepoints. Problem Landscape: The Peace Process. Regional Perspective: The Kurds. Regional Perspective: Water in the Middle East. Definitions and Insights: The Lasting Legacy of Land Mines. V: MONSOON ASIA. 10. A Geographic Profile Of Monsoon Asia. Area and Population. Physical Geography and Human Adaptations. Cultural and Historical Context. Economic Geography. Geopolitical Issues. Definitions and Insights: Monsoon. Perspectives from the Field: Coming upon a Model Landscape. Definitions and Insights: Shifting Cultivation. 11. Complex and Populous South Asia. The Cultural Foundation. Regions, Resources, and Settlements. Climate and Water Supply. Subsistence and Software. Social and Political Complexities. Definitions and Insights: The Sacred Cow. Regional Perspective: "Upstream" and "Downstream" Countries. Regional Perspective: Keeping Malthus at Bay. Definitions and Insights: The Caste System. Problem Landscape: Nationalism and Nukes in the Subcontinent. 12. Southeast Asia from Slash and Burn to Semiconductors. Area, Population, and Environment. The Economic Pattern. The Countries. Definitions and Insights: Rubber. Regional Perspective: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Regional Perspective: Sex, Drugs, and Health in Southeast Asia. Definitions and Insights: The Boat People. Problem Landscape: The Spratly Islands: Hot Zone of the South China Sea. Problem Landscape: The Balkanization of Indonesia? 13. China Forever Ambitious, Forever Significant. Area and Population. The Physical Setting. Continuity and Ongoing Change in China. The Maoist Revolution and Its Landscape Legacies. Urban and Industrial Development. China and the 21st Century. Taiwan. Mongolia. Definitions and Insights: Chinese Minorities. Problem Landscape: The Unsettled Resettlement of Xinjiang. Regional Perspective: The Silk Road. Landscape in Literature: River Town. Definitions and Insights: Mao Zedong. 14. Japan and the Koreas: Adversity and Prosperity in the Western Pacific. The Japanese Homeland. Historical Background. Japan's Postwar Miracle. Japanese Industry. The Social Landscape. Divided Korea. Problem Landscape: Living on the Ring of Fire. Regional Perspective: Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons in the Western Pacific. Definitions and Insights: Japan, Korea, and the Law of the Sea. VI: THE PACIFIC WORLD. 15. A Geographic Profile of the Pacific World. Area and Population. Physical Geography and Human Adaptations. Cultural and Historical Context. Economic Geography. Geopolitical Issues. Definitions and Insights: Deforestation and the Decline of Easter Island. Perspectives from the Field: With Aborigines and Missionaries in Northwestern Australia. Regional Perspective: Foreign Militaries in the Pacific: A Mixed Blessing. 16. Prosperous, Remote Australia and New Zealand. Peoples and Populations. The Australian Environment. Australia's Natural Resource-Based Economy. New Zealand: Pastoral and Urban. Problem Landscape: Australia's Indigenous People Reclaim Rights to the Land. Definitions and Insights: Exotic Species on the Island Continent. Regional Perspective: Australia and New Zealand on the Pacific Rim. VII: AFRICA SOUTH OF THE SAHARA. 17. A Geographic Profile of Africa South of the Sahara. Area and Population. Physical Geography and Human Adaptations. Cultural and Historical Context. Economic Geography. Geopolitical Issues. Regional Perspective: HIV and AIDS in Africa. Regional Perspective: The Great Rift Valley. Definitions and Insights: Shifting Cultivation. Definitions and Insights: Africa's Greatest Conservationist. Regional Perspective: Managing the Great Herbivores. Perspectives from the Field: Under Madagascar. Definitions and Insights: The Modern-Day Slave Trade. Definitions and Insights: Crop and Livestock Introductions as the "Curse of Africa". Problem Landscape: The Trade in Dirty Diamonds. Definitions and Insights: Microcredit. 18. The Assets and Afflictions of Countries South of the Sahara. The Horn of Africa. The Sahel. West Africa. West Central Africa. East Africa. Southern Africa. The Indian Ocean Islands. Regional Perspective: Drought and Desertification in the Sahel. Problem Landscape: The Poor, Oil-Rich Delta of Nigeria. Definitions and Insights: Deadly Lakes. Definitions and Insights: Madagascar and the Theory of Island Biogeography. VIII: LATIN AMERICA. 19. A Geographic Profile of Latin America. Area and Population. Physical Geography and Human Adaptations. Cultural and Historical Context. Economic Geography. Geopolitical Issues. Definitions and Insights: Ring of Fire. Regional Perspectives: Altitudinal Zonation. Perspectives from the Field: The Other Side of Discovery. Regional Perspective: Ecotourism. Definitions and Insights: El Nino and Natural Disasters. 20. The Many Worlds of Middle America. Mexico. Central America. The Caribbean Islands. Definitions and Insights: Another Perspective on Migration. Problem Landscape: "Mexico's Green Dream: No More Cancuns". Landscape in Literature: And We Sold the Rain. Regional Perspective: The Panama Canal: 100 Years of Drama. Definitions and Insights: The Caribbean as an Engine of Cultural Diffusion. 21. South America: The Continuing Search for Identity. The Andean Countries. Brazil. Countries of the Southern Midlatitudes. Antarctica. Problem Landscape: The Geography of Coca in Latin America. Definitions and Insights: Landscape Signatures. Landscape in Literature: At Play in the Fields of the Lord. Definitions and Insights: Human Migration: The Steady Departure from Countryside to City. Regional Perspective: The Nascent Free-Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTTA) Organization. IX: THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. 22. A Geographic Profile of the United States and Canada. Area and Population. Physical Geography and Human Adaptations. Cultural and Historical Context. Economic Geography. Geopolitical Issues. Regional Perspective: Resolution of Native Land Issues. Definitions and Insights: Resources. Definitions and Insights: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 23. Canada. Canada: Highly Varied and Economically Vital. A Mosaic of Canada's Regional Landscapes. Atlantic Canada: The Frustrations of Fishing Down, Tourism Up. Contrasts in the Two Provinces of Canada's Core Region: Ontario and Quebec. The Prairie Region: The Tensions of a Strong Resource Base. The Vancouver Region and British Columbia. The Canadian North: Lots of Land, Few People. Landscape in Literature: In the Skin of a Lion. Definitions and Insights: Long Lots. Problem Landscape: The Zebra Mussel. Definitions and Insights: The Quebec Separatist Movement. Regional Perspective: The Downside of Resource Wealth. 24. The United States: A Landscape Transformed. The Northeast: Original Influences, Contemporary Expression. The South: Industrial Efforts to Modify Traditional Images. The Midwest: Agricultural and Industrial Heartland. The West: Water at the Heart of Everything. Alaska and Hawaii: Exotic Outliers. Definitions and Insights: The Fall Line. Problem Landscape: The World Trade Towers. Definitions and Insights: The Houston Ship Canal. Landscape in Literature: "There's Nothing Out There". Regional Perspective: Theme Park Landscapes. Glossary. Place-Name Pronunciation Guide. Index.

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