The Europeans: A Geography of People, Culture, and Environment / Edition 1

The Europeans: A Geography of People, Culture, and Environment / Edition 1

by Robert C. Ostergren, John G. Rice
     
 

ISBN-10: 0898622727

ISBN-13: 9780898622720

Pub. Date: 03/18/2004

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.


Offering a comprehensive introduction to European geography, this timely text is as authoritative as it is richly nuanced and engaging. The authors analyze the ongoing process of integration that is giving new meaning to the idea of being European, while also delineating the important subregional differences that exist among the continent's people and places.…  See more details below

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Offering a comprehensive introduction to European geography, this timely text is as authoritative as it is richly nuanced and engaging. The authors analyze the ongoing process of integration that is giving new meaning to the idea of being European, while also delineating the important subregional differences that exist among the continent's people and places. Coverage encompasses the entire region: its physical setting and environment; population and migration; work and leisure; language and religion; and political organization. Particular attention is given to the historic evolution and contemporary features of the urban environments in which the majority of Europeans live their daily lives. Combining vivid description, essential information, and cogent analysis, the text is illustrated with 200 photographs and over 45 maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898622720
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/18/2004
Series:
Texts In Regional Geography Series
Edition description:
more than 200 photographs; more than 45 maps
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction: Europe as a Culture Realm
I. People and Environment
2. European Environments
3. Population
4. Human-Environment Interaction
II. Culture and Identity
5. Language
6. Religion
7. The Political Landscape
III. Towns and Cities
8. Cities and Urban Life to World War I
9. Modern and Postmodern Urbanism
IV. Work and Leisure
10. Making a Living
11. Consumption, Leisure, and Popular Culture
12. Epilogue: European Futures

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