World Regional Geography: A Development Approach / Edition 7

World Regional Geography: A Development Approach / Edition 7

by David L. Clawson
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130553461
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/14/2000
Edition description:
7TH BK&CDR
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
8.96(w) x 10.74(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Basic Concepts and Ideas1
1Geography: An Exciting Discipline2
2People and Resources17
3Physical and Cultural Components of the Human Environment33
4More Developed and Less Developed Countries: An Overview60
Pt. 2Anglo America91
5Anglo America: The Bases for Development92
6Anglo America: Economic Growth and Transformation120
7Anglo America: Problems in a Developed Realm140
Pt. 3Western Europe157
8Western Europe: A Varied Home for Humanity158
9Western Europe: Landscapes of Development171
10Western Europe: Old Nations Meeting Modern Challenges192
Pt. 4Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Eurasian States of the Former Soviet Union219
11Eastern Europe: The Land Between220
12Russia and the Eurasian States of the Former Soviet Union: Land and People243
13Russia and the Eurasian States of the Former Soviet Union: Economic Activity265
Pt. 5Australia/New Zealand and Japan289
14Australia and New Zealand: Isolation and Space290
15Japan: The Economic Giant304
Pt. 6Monsoon Asia331
16Monsoon Asia: An Introduction332
17China and its Pacific Rim Neighbors345
18Southeast Asia: Unity in Diversity375
19South Asia: The Past in the Present396
Pt. 7The Middle East and North Africa431
20The Middle East and North Africa: Physical and Cultural Environments432
21The Mediterranean Crescent451
22The Gulf States473
Pt. 8Africa South of the Sahara493
23Africa South of the Sahara: Legacy of Continuity and Change494
24West, Central, and East Africa: Diversity in Development523
25Southern Africa: Development in Transition546
Pt. 9Latin America567
26Latin America's Heritage: Foundations and Processes of Change568
27Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean: Lands of Contrasts588
28South America: Regions of Uneven Development608

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