World Regional Geography: A Development Approach / Edition 8

World Regional Geography: A Development Approach / Edition 8

by Merrill L. Johnson, Roger Theide, Bella Bychkova Jordan, James Fisher
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131015326
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
10/27/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.38(h) x 1.03(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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