World Regional Geography: A Development Approach / Edition 9by David L. Clawson
Pub. Date: 06/15/2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This unique study of world regional geography covers the world’s regions by 11 experts in their respective fields who are intimately familiar with their material through research, fieldwork, and teaching. Employs the central theme of human development to present a vital, issues-oriented overview of each topic. Provides a deeper understanding of the character
This unique study of world regional geography covers the world’s regions by 11 experts in their respective fields who are intimately familiar with their material through research, fieldwork, and teaching. Employs the central theme of human development to present a vital, issues-oriented overview of each topic. Provides a deeper understanding of the character of the world's peoples than the more traditional descriptive approach. Revises and expands coverage of Russia and Central Eurasia. Adds a wealth of new material, including New Orleans (reflecting the serious problems of a densely settled and industrialized delta region when faced with a natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina magnitude); the European Union and its significance for developmental integration; environmental problems in desert cities; and much more. A useful reference for educators or anyone who needs to increase their knowledge of regional geography.
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Table of Contents
I. BASIC CONCEPTS AND IDEAS.
1. What is Geography and Should We Care?
2. Geography and Development in an Era of Globalization.
3. Nature, Society, and Development.
II. UNITED STATES AND CANADA.
4. The United States and Canada: The Physical and Human Contexts for Development.
5. The United States and Canada: The Geography of Economic Development.
6. The United States and Canada: Challenges in a Developed Realm.
III. LATIN AMERICA.
7. Latin America: Physical Diversity and Cultural Heritage.
8. Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean: Lands of Contrast.
9. South America: Regions of Uneven Development.
10. The European Habitat.
11. Europe: Culture, Society, Economy.
12. Europe: Political Geography.
V. RUSSIA AND CENTRAL ASIA.
13. The In-Between Countries of Eurasia: Physical Geography and Historical Context
14. The In-Between Countries of Eurasia: The Geography of their Political Economies
15. Central Asia.
VI. AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, AND THE PACIFIC ISLANDS.
16. Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands: Isolation and Space.
VII. ASIA, EAST BY SOUTH.
17. Asia, East by South: A Physical and Human Overview.
18. Japan: A Troubled Giant.
19. China and Its Pacific Rim Neighbors.
20. Southeast Asia: Development Diversity.
21. South Asia: India and Its Neighbors.
VIII. THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.
22. The Middle East and North Africa: Physical and Cultural Elements.
23. The Mediterranean Crescent.
24. The Gulf States.
IX. AFRICA SOUTH OF THE SAHARA.
25. Africa South of the Sahara: Legacy ofContinuity and Change.
26. West, Central, and East Africa: Diversity in Development.
27. Southern Africa: Development in Transition.
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