This is a comprehensive survey of the field of political geography, but it goes far beyond traditional topics. No other book of its kind covers topics such as: anomalous political units, special purpose districts, indigenous peoples, outlaws and merchants of death, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, to name a few. It is tightly packed with facts, ideas, suggestions, anecdotes and illustrations.
A text and reference on political geography, with sections on the state; political geography within the state; imperialism, colonialism, and decolonization; contemporary international relations; and the last frontiers of the sea, Antarctica and the southern ocean, and outer space. Examines the political geography of everyday life, discussing the politics of religion, food, and land use, and looks at the impact of centrally planned and transitional economies, AIDS, and international financial flows. Includes b&w photos and maps. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)