World Regional Geography / Edition 4

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Like no other textbook, Pulsipher and Pulsipher’s World Regional Geography humanizes geographical issues by representing the lives of women, men, and children in various regions of the globe. It makes global patterns of trade and consumption meaningful for students by gauging their affect on all regions of the world and the daily lives of ordinary people.

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September 2007 (©2008), paper, 624 pages, 0-7167-8522-6

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429233453
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 12/1/2008
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 625
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

1. Geography: An Exploration of Connections
2. North America
3. Middle and South America
4. Europe
5. Russia and the Newly Independent States
6. North Africa and Southwest Asia
7. Subsaharan Africa
8. South Asia
9. East Asia
10. Southeast Asia
11. Oceania: Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific

Complete Contents

1. GEOGRAPHY: AN EXPLORATION OF CONNECTIONS
Where is it? Why is it There?
What is Geography?
Geographers’ Visual Tools
Longitude and Latitude Map Projections The Detective Work of Photo Interpretation
The Region as a Concept Globalization and Interregional Linkages
India: Hole in the Wall

CULTURAL AND SOCIAL GEOGRAPHIC ISSUES
Ethnicity and Culture—Slippery Concepts Globalization and Cultural Change Cultural Markers
Values Religion and Belief Systems Language Material Culture and Technology Gender Issues Race

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY: PERSPECTIVES ON THE EARTH
Landforms: The Sculpting of the Earth
Plate Tectonics Landscape Processes
Climate
Tempreature and Air Pressure Precipitation Climate Regions

THE ORIGINS OF AGRICULTURE: HUMAN INTERACTION WITH THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT ECONOMIC ISSUES IN GEOGRAPHY
Workers in the Global Economy What is the Economy?
What is the Global Economy?
The Debate over Free Trade and Globalization
MEASURES OF DEVELOPMENT
Gross Domestic Product Per Capita Human Well-Being Measures
POPULATION PATTERNS
Global Patterns of Population Growth Local Variations in Populations Density and Growth Age and Gender Structures Population Growth Rates and Wealth
HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Sustainable Development
Sustainable Agriculture Sustainability and Urbanization Changing Patterns of Resource Consumption
Global Warming

POLITICAL ISSUES IN GEOGRAPHY
Geopolitics Nations and Borders International Cooperation

CHAPTER 2. NORTH AMERICA
Global Patterns, Local Lives Themes to Explore in North America

I THE GEOGRAPHIC SETTING
Terms to be Aware of
Physical Patterns
Landforms Climate
Human Patterns Over Time
The Peopling of North America The European Transformation Expansion West of the Mississippi
European Settlement and Native Americans
The Changing Social Composition of North America
Population Patterns

II CURRENT GEOGRAPHIC ISSUES
The National and Global Geopolitical Repercussions of the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001
Relationships Between Canada and the United States
Asymmetries Similarities Interdependencies
Economic and Political Issues
North America’s Changing Agricultural Economy Changing Transport Networks and the North American Economy The New Service and Technology Economy
At the Global Scale: Wal-Mart
Globalization and the Economy Canadian and U.S. Responses to Economic Change Systems of Government: Shared Ideals, Different Trajectories Gender in National Politics and Economics
Sociocultural Issues
Urbanization Immigration
At the Global Scale: Ethnicity in Toronto Mexico: A Death in the Desert
Race and Ethnicity in North America Religion Gender and the American Family Aging
Environmental Issues
Hazardous Waste Air Pollution Loss of Habitat for Plants and Animals Water Resource Depletion
Measures of Human Well-Being

III SUBREGIONS OF NORTH AMERICA
New England and Canada’s Atlantic Provinces Québec The Old Economic Core The American South (The Southeast)
The Great Plains and Breadbasket At the Local Scale: Meat Packing in the Great Plains The Continental Interior The Pacific Northwest Southern California and the Southwest Reflections on North America Chapter Chapter Key Terms Critical Thinking Questions

CHAPTER 3: MIDDLE AND SOUTH AMERICA
Global Patterns, Local Lives Themes to Explore in Middle and South America

I THE GEOGRAPHIC SETTING
Terms to be Aware of
Physical Patterns
Landforms Climate
Human Patterns Over Time
The Peopling of Middle and South America The Conquest A Global Exchange of Crops and Animals The Legacy of Underdevelopment
Population Patterns
Population Numbers and Distribution Migration and Urbanization
At the Local Scale: Mexico City At the Local Scale: Curitiba, Brazil: A Model of Urban Planning

II CURRENT GEOGRAPHIC ISSUES
Economic and Political Issues
Phases of Economic Development: Globalization and Income Disparity Phases of Economic Development: Structural Adjustment The Informal Economy
At the Local Scale: The Informal Economy in Peru
Regional Trade and Trade Agreements
Guatemala/Mexico: Coffee Country
Agriculture and Contested Space
At the Global Scale: The Power to Map, an international movement by indigenous people
Is Democracy Rising?
Sociocultural Issues
Cultural Diversity Race and the Social Significance of Skin Color The Family and Gender Roles Children in Poverty Religion in Contemporary Life
Environmental Issues
Tropical Forestlands in the Global Economy
At the Local Scale: Ecotourism in the Ecuadorian Amazon
The Environment and Economic Development
Measures of Human Well-Being
A Rising Threat to Human Well-Being

III SUBREGIONS OF MIDDLE AND SOUTH AMERICA
The Caribbean
Cuba and Puerto Rico Compared Haiti and Barbados Compared
Mexico
The Geographic Distribution of Economic Sectors NAFTA and the Maquiladora Phenomenon Migration
Central America
Environmental Concerns Civil Conflict
The Northern Andes and Caribbean Coast
The Guianas Venezuela Colombia
The Central Andes
Environments, Settlement Patterns, and Production in the Central Andes Social Inequalities and Social Unrest
The Southern Cone
The Economies of the Southern Cone Buenos Aires: A Primate City
Brazil
Urbanization
At the Local Scale: African-derived religions help harried urban dwellers
Brasilia
Reflections on Middle and South America Chapter Chapter Key Terms Critical Thinking Questions

CHAPTER 4: EUROPE
Global Patterns, Local Lives Themes to Explore in Europe

I THE GEOGRAPHIC SETTING
Terms to be Aware of
Physical Patterns
Landforms Vegetation Climate
Human Patterns Over Time
Sources of European Culture The Evolution of Feudalism as a Social, Economic and Political System The Rise of Towns Europe Looks Abroad The Evolution of European Cities An Age of Revolutions Europe’s Difficult Twentieth Century
Population Patterns
Population Density and Access to Resources Modern Urbanization in Europe Europe’s Aging Population

II CURRENT GEOGRAPHIC ISSUES
Economic and Political Issues
Goals of the European Union Central Europe and the European Union Future Paths of EU Organizational Development
Cultural Insight: The Hungarian Sausage Experience and the EU
Economic Change in Europe Agriculture in Europe
Sociocultural Issues
Open Borders Bring Immigrants, Cultural Complexity, Needed

Taxpayers and Worries
At the Global Scale: Soccer: The Most Popular Sport in the World At the Regional Scale: Muslims in Europe
European Ideas about Gender Social Welfare Systems
Environmental Issues At the Local Scale: The Guerrilla Gardeners of London
Air Pollution Pollution of the Seas
Spain: The Lawless Sea Measures of Human Well-Being

III SUBREGIONS OF EUROPE
West Europe
Benelux
At the Global Scale: The Chocolate Standards War
France Germany The British Isles
South Europe
Spain Italy
North Europe
Scandinavia The Baltic States
Central Europe
The Difficulties of Economic Transition Progress in Economic Transition New Experiences with Democracy
Southeastern Europe: Understanding an Armed Conflict
Reflections on Europe Chapter Key Terms Critical Thinking Questions

CHAPTER 5. RUSSIA AND THE NEWLY INDEPENDENT STATES
Global Patterns, Local Lives Themes to Explore in Russia and the Newly Independent States

I THE GEOGRAPHIC SETTING
Terms to be Aware of
Physical Patterns
Landforms Climate and Vegetation
Human Patterns Over Time
The Rise of the Russian Empire The Communist Revolution and its Aftermath World War II and the Cold War The Post Soviet Years
Population Patterns
Recent Population Changes
At the Local Scale: Urban Gardens

II CURRENT GEOGRAPHIC ISSUES
Economic and Political Issues
The Former Command Economy
At the Local Scale:Norilsk, an Industrial City in Transition to a Global, Free-Market Economy
Reform in the Post-Soviet Era
Moscow: Rich in Russia: The Brave New World of Young

Capitalists and Tycoons At the Local Scale: Moonshine in Moscow
Supplying Oil and Gas to the World Greater Integration with Europe and the United States Political Reforms in the Post-Soviet Era Russia’s Internal Republics
Sociocultural Issues
Cultural Dominance of Russians and Other Slavs Cultural Revival in the Post-Soviet Era The Social Effects of Unemployment and Loss of the Safety Net Gender and Opportunity in Free-Market Russia
At the Regional Scale: The Trade in Women
Corruption and Social Instability Impatience with the Present, Nostalgia for the Past
Environmental Issues
Resource Extraction and Environmental Degradation Urban and Industrial Pollution Nuclear Pollution
Measures of Human Well-Being

III SUBREGIONS OF RUSSIA AND THE NEWLY INDEPENDENT STATES
Russia
European Russia Siberian Russia The Russian Far East
Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine
Belarus Moldova and Ukraine
At the Local Scale: Sustaining Women Farmers in Ukraine Caucasia: Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan The Central Asian Republics
The Physical Setting Central Asia in World History The Soviet and Post-Soviet Eras Geopolitics in the Central Asian Oil Fields The Free Market in Central Asia
Reflections on Russia and the Newly Independent States Chapter Key Terms Critical Thinking Questions

CHAPTER 6. NORTH AFRICA AND SOUTHWEST ASIA
Global Patterns, Local Lives Themes to Explore in North Africa and Southwest Asia

I THE GEOGRAPHIC SETTING
Terms to be Aware of
Physical Patterns
Climate Landforms and Vegetation
Human Patterns Over Time
Sites of Early Cultivation The Emergence of Gender Roles The Coming of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam The Spread of Islam Western Domination and State Formation The Creation of the State of Israel on Palestinian Lands
Population Patterns
Gender Roles and Population Growth Migration and Urbanization Refugees

II CURRENT GEOGRAPHIC ISSUES
Sociocultural Issues
Religion in Daily Life
Cultural Insight: The Five Pillars of Islamic Practice At the Global Scale: The Diversity of Islam
Role of Religion in Society Family Values Gender Roles and Gender Spaces
Cultural Insight: The Veil
The Lives of Children Language and Diversity Islam in a Globalizing World
At the Regional Scale: The Evolving Role of the Press Economic and Political Issues
The Oil Economy The Traditional Economy: Agriculture and Herding Economic Diversification and Growth Side Effects of Development Efforts The Economic and Political Legacy of Outside Influence
Iraq: The Road to Kirkuk At the Global Scale: Terrorism as an Aconomic and Political Strategy
The Tension Between Religion and Democracy Reform Efforts from Within the Arab Community
At the Global Scale Environmental Issues
Water Availability
At the Regional Scale: Turkey’s Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP)
Desertification
Measures of Human Well-Being

III SUBREGIONS OF NORTH AFRICA AND SOUTHWEST ASIA
The Maghreb
Violence in Algeria
The Nile: Sudan and Egypt
Sudan Egypt
The Arabian Peninsula The Eastern Mediterranean The Northeast: Turkey, Iran and Iraq
Turkey Iran Iraq
Reflections on North Africa and Southwest Asia Chapter Chapter Key Terms Critical Thinking Questions

CHAPTER 7. SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
Global Patterns, Local Lives Themes to Explore in Sub-Saharan Africa

I THE GEOGRAPHIC SETTING
Terms to be Aware of
Physical Patterns
Landforms Climate
Human Patterns Over Time
The Peopling of Africa and Beyond Early Agriculture, Industry, and Trade in Africa Europeans and the Slave Trade The Scramble to Colonize Africa Case Study: The Colonization of South Africa The Aftermath of Independence
Population Patterns
Africa’s Carrying Capacity Population Growth Population and Public Health HIV-AIDS in Africa

II CURRENT GEOGRAPHIC ISSUES
Economic and Political Issues At the Local Scale: Big Changes Come to Myeka High School
Agricultural and Natural Resources The Current Economic Crisis Alternative Pathways to Economic Development Political Issues: Colonial Legacies and African Adaptations
Nigeria: The Road North: What the Miss World Riots Reveal about a Divided Country”
Shifts in African Geopolitics
At the Regional Scale: African Women Become Active in Politics and Civil Society Sociocultural Issues
Settlement Patterns Religion
At the Regional Scale: The Gospel of Success
Gender Relationships Female Circumcision Ethnicity and Language
Environmental Issues
Desertification Forest Vegetation as a Resource Wildlife and National Parks Water
Measures of Human Well-Being

III SUBREGIONS OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
West Africa At the Regional Scale: Water Management in the Niger River Basin
Conflict in Coastal West Africa
Central Africa
Congo (Kinshasa): A Case Study of Devolution
East Africa
The Interior Valleys and Uplands The Coastal Lowlands The Islands Kenya and Tanzania: Case Studies in Contested Space
Southern Africa
South Africa: A Model for Southern Africa
Reflections on Sub-Saharan Africa Chapter Chapter Key Terms Critical Thinking Questions

CHAPTER 8. SOUTH ASIA
Global Patterns, Local Lives Themes to Explore in South Asia

I THE GEOGRAPHIC SETTING
Terms to be Aware of
Physical Patterns
Landforms Climate
Human Patterns Over Time
The Indus Valley Civilization A Series of Invasions The Legacies of Colonial Rule
At the Global Scale: The Indian Diaspora Population Patterns
Population Growth Factors in South Asia
At the Regional Scale: Should Children Work?
HIV-AIDS in South Asia

II CURRENT GEOGRAPHIC ISSUES
Sociocultural Issues
Village Life City Life Language and Ethnicity Religion Caste Geographic and Social Patterns in the Status of Women
Economic Issues
Agriculture and the Green Revolution Industry over Agriculture: A Vision of Self-Sufficiency Economic Reform: Achieving Global Competitiveness
At the Global Scale: Wall Street Moves to Dalal Street Bhutan: The Last Place Political Issues
Caste and Democracy Religious Nationalism
At the Regional Scale: Babar’s Mosque or Ram’s Temple: The Geography of Religious Nationalism
Regional Political Conflicts War and Reconstruction in Afghanistan The Future of Democracy
Environmental Issues
Deforestation
At the Local Scale: A Visit to the Nilgiri Hills
Water Issues Industrial Pollution
Measures of Human Well-Being

II SUBREGIONS OF SOUTH ASIA
Afghanistan and Pakistan
Afghanistan Pakistan
Himalayan Country At the Local Scale: Salt for Grain and Beans: A Geography of Trade Northwest India Northeastern and South Asia
The Ganga-Brahmaputra Delta West Bengal
At the Local Scale: Kolkata’s Building Boom Far Eastern India
Bangladesh
Central India Southern South Asia
Bangalore and Chennai Kerala
At the Local Scale: Kerala’s Fishing Industry
Sri Lanka
Reflections on South Asia Chapter Key Terms Critical Thinking Questions

CHAPTER 9 EAST ASIA
Global Patterns, Local Lives Themes to Explore in East Asia

I THE GEOGRAPHIC SETTING
Terms to be Aware of
Physical Patterns
Landforms Climate
Human Patterns Over Time The Beginnings of Chinese Civilization
Confucianism China’s Preeminence European Imperialism in East Asia China’s Turbulent Twentieth Century Japan Becomes a World Leader Conflict and Transfers of Power in East Asia
Population Patterns
Declining Population Growth
At the Local Scale: An Aging Population and the Immigration Debate in Japan
HIV-AIDS in East Asia

II CURRENT GEOGRAPHIC ISSUES
Political and Economic Issues
The Japanese Model
The Communist Command Economy Globalization and Market Reforms in China
At the Global Scale: China’s Button Town Fights Itself for Global Market Share At the Regional Scale: The Information Highway in China—It’s Censored!
Sociocultural Issues
Population Policies and the East Asian Family Family and Work in Industrialized East Asia Indigenous Minorities
Environmental Issues
Air Pollution in China
At the Local Scale: The Three Gorges Dam
Water in China: Too Much, Too Little, and Polluted Environmental Problems Elsewhere in East Asia
Measures of Human Well-Being

III SUBREGIONS OF SOUTH ASIA
China’s Northeast
The Loess Plateau The North China Plain China’s Far Northeast Beijing and Tianjin
Central China
Sichuan Province
At the Local Scale: Silk and Sericulture
The Central and Coastal Plains
At the Local Scale: Shanghai’s Urban Environment At the Global Scale: The Overseas Chinese China’s Far North and West
Xinjiang The Plateau of Tibet
Southern China
The Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau The Southeastern Coast Hong Kong Macao
Japan
Food Production and the Challenge of Limited Resources Living in Japan Working in Japan
Taiwan Korea, North and South
Contrasting Political Systems Contrasting Economies
Mongolia
History The Communist Era in Mongolia Recent Economic Issues Gender Roles
Reflections on East Asia Chapter Key Terms Critical Thinking Questions

CHAPTER 10. SOUTHEAST ASIA
Global Patterns, Local Lives Themes to Explore in Southeast Asia

I THE GEOGRAPHIC SETTING
Terms to be Aware of
Physical Patterns
Landforms Climate
Human Patterns Over Time
The Peopling of Southeast Asia Cultural Influences Colonization Struggles for Independence
Cambodia: Pol Pot’s Shadow Population Patterns
Population Dynamics Southeast Asia’s HIV-AIDS Tragedy

II CURRENT GEOGRAPHIC ISSUES
Economic and Political Issues
Agriculture Patterns of Industrialization
At the Regional Scale: Tourism Development in the Greater Mekong Basin
Economic Crisis and Recovery: The Perils of Globalization The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Pressures For and Against Democracy
Cultural Insight: Pancasilia: Indonesia’s National Industry Sociocultural Issues
Cultural Pluralism Religious Pluralism Family, Work, and Gender Migration
Environmental Issues
Deforestation Mining Air Pollution
Measures of Human Well-Being

III SUBREGIONS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA
Mainland Southeast Asia: Burma and Thailand
Burma Is Thailand an Economic Tiger?
At the Local Scale: The Yadana Project: A Joing Venture with Mixed Results Mainland Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia
Vietnam
Island and Peninsular Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei
Malaysia Singapore
Indonesia and Timor-Leste The Philippines Reflections on Southeast Asia Chapter Key Terms Critical Thinking Questions

CHAPTER 11. OCEANIA: AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, AND THE PACIFIC
Global Patterns, Local Lives Themes to Explore in Oceania

I THE GEOGRAPHIC SETTING
Terms to be Aware of
Physical Patterns
Continent Formation Island Formation Climate Flora and Fauna
Human Patterns Over Time
The Peopling of Oceania Arrival of the Europeans The Colonization of Australia and New Zealand Oceania’s Ties with Other Countries
Population Patterns
Population Growth and Distribution in Oceania Urbanization in the Pacific Islands

II CURRENT GEOGRAPHIC ISSUES
Sociocultural Issues
Ethnic Roots Reexamined Forging Unity in Oceania Women’s Roles in Oceania Being a Man: Persistence and Change
Economic and Political Issues
From Export to Service Economies Tourism in Oceania New Asian Orientations
Environmental Issues
Australia: Human Settlement in an Arid, Urbanized Land New Zealand: Losses of Forest and Wildlife The Pacific Islands: At Risk from Global Trends
Measures of Human Well-Being Reflections on Oceania Chapter Key Terms Critical Thinking Questions

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