Student Atlas of World Politics / Edition 10

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Overview

The Student Atlas series combiness full-color maps and data sets to introduce students to the importance of the connections between geography and other areas of study such as world politics, environmental issues, and economic development. These thematic atlases will give students a clear picture of the recent agricultural, industrial, demographic, environmental, economic, and political changes in every world region.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078026201
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 3/9/2012
  • Series: Student Atlas Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 266,755
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

A Note to the Student iii

What’s New in This Edition v

About the Authors vi

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction: How to Read an Atlas xi

Unit I The Contemporary World 1

Map 1  World Political Boundaries 2

Map 2  World Physical Features 4

Map 3  World Climate Regions 6

Map 4  Vegetation Types 7

Map 5  Soil Orders 8

Map 6  World Topography 9

Map 7  Plate Tectonics 10

Map 8  World Ecological Regions 11

Map 9  World Natural Hazards 12

Map 10 Land Use Patterns of the World 13

Map 11 Urbanization 14

Map 12 Transportation Patterns 15

Map 13 World Population Density 16

Map 14 World Religions 17

Map 15 World Languages 18

Map 16 World Migrations in Modern Times 19

Unit II States: The Geography of Politics and Political Systems 21

Map 17 Political Boundary Types 23

Map 18 Political Systems 25

Map 19 The Emergence of the State 26

Map 20 Organized States and Chiefdoms, A.D. 1500 27

Map 21 European Colonialism, 1500–2000 28

Map 22 Federal and Unitary States 29

Map 23 Sovereign States: Duration of Independence 30

Map 24 The United Nations 31

Map 25 United Nations Regions and Sub-Regions 32

Map 26 Is It a Country? 33

Map 27 Political Realms: Regional Changes, 1945–2003 34

Map 28 European Boundaries, 1914–1949 35

Map 29 An Age of Bipolarity: The Cold War ca. 1970 37

Map 30 Europe: Political Changes, 1989–2012 38

Map 31 The European Union, 2011 39

Map 32 The Geopolitical World at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century 40

Map 33 Democracy on the Rise 41

Map 34 The Middle East: Territorial Changes, 1918–Present 42

Map 35 Africa: Colonialism to Independence 43

Map 36 South Africa: Black Homelands and Post-Apartheid Provinces 44

Map 37 Asia: Colonialism to Independence, 1930–2007 45

Map 38 Global Distribution of Minority Groups 46

Map 39 Linguistic Diversity 47

Map 40 International Conflicts in the Post-World War II World 48

Map 41 World Refugees: Country of Origin 50

Map 42 World Refugees: Host Country 51

Map 43 Internally Displaced Persons 52

Map 44 Post-Cold War International Alliances 53

Map 45 The Political Geography of a Global Religion: The Islamic World 54

Map 46 Countries with Nuclear Weapons 55

Map 47 Size of Armed Forces 56

Map 48 Military Expenditures as a Percentage of Gross National Product 57

Map 49 Abuse of Public Trust 58

Map 50 The Perception of Corruption 59

Map 51 Political and Civil Liberties 60

Map 52 Human Rights Abuse 61

Map 53 Women’s Rights 62

Map 54 Capital Punishment 63

Map 55 Human Trafficking 64

Map 56a Flashpoints 2012: Mexico 65

Map 56b Flashpoints 2012: Democratic Republic of the Congo 66

Map 56c Flashpoints 2012: Zimbabwe 66

Map 56d Flashpoints 2012: Sudan and the Darfur Region 67

Map 56e Flashpoints 2012: Somalia 67

Map 56f Flashpoints 2012: Uprisings of North Africa and Southwest Asia 68

Map 56g Flashpoints 2012: Côte d’Ivoire 69

Map 56h Flashpoints 2012: Israel and Its Neighbors 69

Map 56i Flashpoints 2012: Iraq 70

Map 56j Flashpoints 2012: Kurdistan 70

Map 56k Flashpoints 2012: Iran 71

Map 56l Flashpoints 2012: Afghanistan 71

Map 56m Flashpoints 2012: Pakistan 72

Map 56n Flashpoints 2012: Kashmir Region 72

Map 56o Flashpoints 2012: Kyrgyzstan 73

Map 56p Flashpoints 2012: Korean Peninsula 73

Unit III Population, Health, and Human Development 75

Map 57 Population Growth Rates 76

Map 58 International Migrant Populations 77

Map 59 Migration Rates 78

Map 60 Infant Mortality Rates 79

Map 61 Child Mortality Rates 80

Map 62 Average Life Expectancy at Birth 81

Map 63 Population by Age Group 82

Map 64 The Global Security Threat of Infectious Diseases 83

Map 65 Global Scourges: Major Infectious Diseases 85

Map 66 Adult Incidence of HIV/AIDS 86

Map 67 Undernourished Populations 87

Map 68 Child Malnutrition 88

Map 69 Illiteracy Rates 89

Map 70 Primary School Education 90

Map 71 The Gender Gap: Inequalities in Education and Employment 91

Map 72 The Index of Human Development 92

Map 73 Demographic Stress: The Youth Bulge 93

Map 74 Demographic Stress: Rapid Urban Growth 94

Map 75 Demographic Stress: Competition for Cropland 95

Map 76 Demographic Stress: Competition for Fresh Water 96

Map 77 Demographic Stress: Death in the Prime of Life 97

Map 78 Demographic Stress: Interactions of Demographic Stress Factors 98

Unit IV The Global Economy 99

Map 79 Membership in the World Trade Organization 100

Map 80 Regional Trade Organizations 101

Map 81 Relative Wealth of Nations: Purchasing Power Parity 102

Map 82 Inequality of Income and Consumption 103

Map 83 The World’s Poorest 104

Map 84 Total Labor Force 105

Map 85 Employment by Economic Activity 106

Map 86 Economic Output by Sector 107

Map 87 The Indebtedness of States 108

Map 88 Global Flows of Investment Capital 109

Map 89 Remittances as a Percentage of GDP 110

Map 90 Inflation Rates 111

Map 91 Dependence on Trade 112

Map 92 Trade with Neighboring Countries 113

Map 93 The Cost of Consumption, 2010 114

Map 94 A Wired World: Internet Users 115

Map 95 The Rise of the Personal Computer 116

Map 96 Traditional Links: The Telephone 117

Unit V Food and Energy 119

Map 97  The Value of Agriculture 120

Map 98  Average Daily Per Capita Supply of Calories (Kilocalories) 121

Map 99  Food Supply from Marine and Freshwater Systems 122

Map 100 Cropland Per Capita: Changes, 1996–2007 123

Map 101 World Pastureland, 2005 124

Map 102 Fertilizer Use, 2007 125

Map 103 Energy Production Per Capita 126

Map 104 Energy Consumption Per Capita 127

Map 105 Energy Dependency 128

Map 106 Flows of Oil 129

Unit VI Environmental Conditions 131

Map 107 Deforestation and Desertification 132

Map 108 Forest Loss and Gain, 1990–2010 133

Map 109 Soil Degradation 134

Map 110 Global Air Pollution and Wind Currents 135

Map 111 The Acid Deposition Problem: Air, Water, Soil 136

Map 112 Pollution of the Oceans 137

Map 113 Water Resources: Availability of Renewable Water Per Capita 138

Map 114 Water Resources: Annual Water Withdrawal Per Capita 139

Map 115 Water Stress: Shortage, Abundance, and Population Density 140

Map 116 Carbon Dioxide Emissions 141

Map 117 Potential Global Temperature Change 142

Map 118 The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Animal Species 143

Map 119 The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Plant Species 144

Map 120 Global Hotspots of Biodiversity 145

Map 121 Degree of Human Disturbance 146

Map 122 The Green and Not-So-Green World 147

Unit VII Regions of the World 149

Map 123 North America: Physical Features 150

Map 124 North America: Political Divisions 151

Map 125 North America: Land Use 152

Map 126 South America: Physical Features 153

Map 127 South America: Political Divisions 154

Map 128 South America: Land Use 155

Map 129 Europe: Physical Features 156

Map 130 Europe: Political Divisions 157

Map 131 Europe: Land Use 158

Map 132 Asia: Physical Features 159

Map 133 Asia: Political Divisions 160

Map 134 Asia: Land Use 161

Map 135 Africa: Physical Features 162

Map 136 Africa: Political Divisions 163

Map 137 Africa: Land Use 164

Map 138 Australia and Oceania: Physical Features 165

Map 139 Australia and Oceania: Political Divisions 166

Map 140 Australia and Oceania: Land Use 167

Map 141 The Arctic 168

Map 142 Antarctica 168

Unit VIII Country and Dependency Profiles 169Unit IX Geographic Index 199Sources 215

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