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Overview

Pulling from an impressive team of ten authors, each chapter in this book has been authored by an expert in the region to provide the utmost accuracy and relevancy. World Regional Geography, 10/e explores the character of the world’s people, with a central theme of human development, for an issues-oriented overview of each region. An emphasis on subregions (places within regions) enables readers to explore specific locales. An economic development themeoffers a more conceptual treatment than the traditional coverage of this topic.
Basic Concepts and Ideas; The United States and Canada; Latin America and the Caribbean; Europe; Northern Eurasia; Central Asia and Afghanistan; The Middle East and North Africa; Africa South of the Sahara; South Asia; East Asia; Southeast Asia; Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
A useful reference for anyone who wants to learn more about the different regions of the world.
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Meet the Author

David Clawson is a Professor Emeritus of Geography in the College of Liberal Arts, University of New Orleans. He has a B.A. from the University of Utah, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He has served as Chair of the Department of Geography and as Director of the Latin American Studies Program at the University of New Orleans. His research interests center on third world agrarian development, the geography of religions and belief systems, and geographic education and thought. He is also the author of Latin America and the Caribbean: Lands and Peoples, 3rd ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2004), has served as editor of a number of scholarly volumes, and has published numerous journal articles. In addition to World Regional Geography, he taught courses in geographic education, Latin America, agricultural, cultural, and environmental geography. He has held Fulbright grants to Mexico and the Philippines and was also a recipient of the University of New Orleans Alumni Association's "Excellence in Teaching" Award.
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Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE
Basic Concepts and Ideas

Merrill L. Johnson, Douglas L. Johnson, Viola Haarmann
What Is Geography and Should We Care?
Geography and Development in an Era of Globalization
Nature, Society, and Development

CHAPTER TWO
The United States and Canada

Merrill L. Johnson
The Physical and Human Contexts for Development
The Geography of Economic Development
Challenges in a Developed Realm

CHAPTER THREE
Latin America and the Caribbean

David L. Clawson
Physical Diversity and Cultural Heritage
Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean: Lands of Contrast
South America: Regions of Uneven Development

CHAPTER FOUR
Europe

Bella Bychkova-Jordan
The European Habitat
Culture, Society, Economy
Political Geography

CHAPTER FIVE
Northern Eurasia

Robert Argenbright
Physical Geography and Historical Context
The Geography of Their Political Economies

CHAPTER SIX
Central Asia and Afghanistan

William C. Rowe

CHAPTER SEVEN
The Middle East and North Africa

Douglas L. Johnson and Viola Haarmann
Physical and Cultural Environments
The Mediterranean Crescent: Maximizing Limited Resources
The Gulf States: Living on Oil

CHAPTER EIGHT
Africa South of the Sahara

Samuel Aryeetey-Attoh
Legacy of Continuity and Change
West, Central, and East Africa: Diversity in Development
Southern Africa: Development in Transition

CHAPTER NINE
South Asia

Christopher A. Airriess
A Physical and Human Overview
South Asia: India and Its Neighbors

CHAPTER TEN
East Asia

Christopher A. Airriess
Japan
China and Its Pacific Rim Neighbors

CHAPTER ELEVEN
Southeast Asia

Christopher A. Airriess

CHAPTER TWELVE
Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Simon Batterbury

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