World Regional Geography : A Development Approach / Edition 6

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Developed around the theme of economic development, this up-to-date book is authoritatively written by experts (with personal, first-hand familiarity) on each region of the world. The development perspective is used to create a substantive volume on world regional geography that takes readers beyond the customary rote overview of facts and figures to an understanding of the character of the world's peoples—as seen from their historical, cultural, and environmental attributes. Four introductory chapters set the stage for discussions of economic development within the context of geographic principles. Other chapter topics include the European Union, Sub-Saharan Africa, Monsoon Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, the U.S., and Canada. For government foreign area specialists, and corporate employees doing business abroad in a global economy.
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A very basic introduction to the geographical foundations of development and underdevelopment, for undergraduate majors and non- majors with no background in geography. After introductory chapters on geography as a discipline, physical and cultural elements of the environment, and the world condition as it relates to development, sections organized by region introduce geographical and developmental concepts. Includes color photos and maps, boxed readings, and key terms. The bibliography of this sixth edition is updated. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130809537
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6

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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