World Regional Geography: A Development Approach / Edition 7

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130553461
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/14/2000
  • Edition description: 7TH BK&CDR
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 8.96 (w) x 10.74 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Basic Concepts and Ideas 1
1 Geography: An Exciting Discipline 2
2 People and Resources 17
3 Physical and Cultural Components of the Human Environment 33
4 More Developed and Less Developed Countries: An Overview 60
Pt. 2 Anglo America 91
5 Anglo America: The Bases for Development 92
6 Anglo America: Economic Growth and Transformation 120
7 Anglo America: Problems in a Developed Realm 140
Pt. 3 Western Europe 157
8 Western Europe: A Varied Home for Humanity 158
9 Western Europe: Landscapes of Development 171
10 Western Europe: Old Nations Meeting Modern Challenges 192
Pt. 4 Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Eurasian States of the Former Soviet Union 219
11 Eastern Europe: The Land Between 220
12 Russia and the Eurasian States of the Former Soviet Union: Land and People 243
13 Russia and the Eurasian States of the Former Soviet Union: Economic Activity 265
Pt. 5 Australia/New Zealand and Japan 289
14 Australia and New Zealand: Isolation and Space 290
15 Japan: The Economic Giant 304
Pt. 6 Monsoon Asia 331
16 Monsoon Asia: An Introduction 332
17 China and its Pacific Rim Neighbors 345
18 Southeast Asia: Unity in Diversity 375
19 South Asia: The Past in the Present 396
Pt. 7 The Middle East and North Africa 431
20 The Middle East and North Africa: Physical and Cultural Environments 432
21 The Mediterranean Crescent 451
22 The Gulf States 473
Pt. 8 Africa South of the Sahara 493
23 Africa South of the Sahara: Legacy of Continuity and Change 494
24 West, Central, and East Africa: Diversity in Development 523
25 Southern Africa: Development in Transition 546
Pt. 9 Latin America 567
26 Latin America's Heritage: Foundations and Processes of Change 568
27 Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean: Lands of Contrasts 588
28 South America: Regions of Uneven Development 608
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