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Contemporary World Regional Geography : Global Connections, Local Voices

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780072549751

ISBN10:
0072549750
Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
Publisher(s):
MCGRAW HILL BOOK COMPANY

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Table of Contents

About the Authors viii
Preface x
Globalization and World Regions
1(22)
Global, Regional, and Local Worlds
2(2)
Global Focus: 9/11
3(1)
Diverse Worlds
4(7)
Point-Counterpoint: Facets of Globalization
5(6)
Geography of a Diverse World
11(3)
Regions and Globalization
14(2)
Major World Regions
16(2)
Development of World Regions
18(5)
Human Development and World Regional Geography
23(42)
Understanding Global Disparities
24(1)
Issues of People and Land
25(7)
Global Focus: Voices of the Poor
26(4)
Point-Counterpoint: HIV/AIDS
30(2)
Issues of Economic Inequality
32(1)
Economic Worlds
33(11)
Issues of Cultural Freedom and Discrimination
44(5)
Issues of Political Freedom
49(4)
Environmental Issues
53(12)
Europe
65(60)
European Influences
66(1)
Diversity, Conflict, and Technological Innovation
66(6)
Natural Environment
72(8)
Global Changes and Local Responses
80(8)
Point-Counterpoint: The European Union
82(6)
The Subregions
88(1)
Western Europe
89(14)
Northern Europe
103(4)
Mediterranean Europe
107(4)
East Central Europe
111(14)
Personal View:Bosnia-Herzegovina
118(7)
Russia and Neighboring Countries
125(46)
Countries Redefine Their Relationships
126(1)
Crossroads, Imperialism, and Cultural Diversity
126(6)
Natural Environment
132(7)
Global Changes and Local Responses
139(6)
Point-Counterpoint: Russia: Still a World Power?
142(3)
Subregions
145(1)
The Slavic Countries
145(16)
Personal View: Russia
158(3)
The Southern Caucasus
161(4)
Central Asia
165(6)
East Asia
171(50)
East Asian Miracle
172(1)
Cultural and Political Influences
173(4)
Natural Environments
177(5)
Globalization and East Asia
182(3)
Global Focus: Toyota
184(1)
Subregions
185(1)
Japan
185(10)
Personal View: Japan
188(7)
The Koreas
195(4)
China, Mongolia, and Taiwan
199(22)
Point-Counterpoint: Population Policies in China
206(15)
Southeast Asia and South Pacific
221(48)
A World of Influences
222(4)
Point-Counterpoint: Pacific Rim
224(2)
Cultural History and Colonialism
226(4)
Natural Environments
230(7)
Globalization
237(1)
Subregions
238(1)
Southeast Asia
238(17)
Global Focus: Singapore
240(5)
Personal View: Malaysia
245(10)
Australia and New Zealand
255(7)
South Pacific Islands
262(4)
Antarctica: A Region?
266(3)
South Asia
269(42)
Past and Present
270(1)
Diverse Cultures
271(8)
Point-Counterpoint: Afghanistan--Pakistan--Kashmir--India
274(5)
Natural Environment
279(5)
A Global Role
284(1)
Subregions
284(1)
India
284(15)
Bangladesh and Pakistan
299(6)
Personal View: Pakistan
302(3)
Mountain and Island Rim
305(6)
Northern Africa and Southwestern Asia
311(52)
In the News
312(1)
In the Middle: Exchanges, Unities, and Diversities
312(1)
Cultural and Political History Within a Wider World
313(9)
Point-Counterpoint: Israelis Versus Palestinians
320(2)
Natural Environments
322(5)
Global Connections
327(1)
Subregions
327(3)
Personal View: Oman
328(2)
North Africa
330(8)
Nile River Valley
338(4)
Arab Southwest Asia
342(8)
Israel and the Palestinian Territories
350(5)
Turkey and Iran
355(8)
Africa South of the Sahara
363(56)
A New Dawn?
364(1)
African Cultures
364(9)
Natural Environments and Resources
373(7)
Personal View: Ghana
373(7)
Africa, Globalization, and Localization
380(1)
Subregions
381(2)
Central Africa
383(8)
Personal View: Rwanda
386(5)
Western Africa
391(8)
Eastern Africa
399(6)
Point-Counterpoint: Famine in Africa
404(1)
Southern Africa
405(14)
Latin America
419(64)
Contrasts Amid a Common History
420(1)
Regional Cultural History
421(6)
Natural Environment
427(11)
Point-Counterpoint: Tropical Forests and Deforestation
434(4)
World Roles
438(2)
The Subregions
440(1)
Mexico
440(8)
Central America
448(6)
The Caribbean Basin and Environs
454(7)
Northern Andes
461(7)
Personal View: Bolivia
464(4)
Brazil
468(8)
Southern South America
476(7)
North America
483(54)
Global Prominence and Controversy
484(1)
Regional Culture History
485(10)
Physical Geography and Human-Environment Interaction
495(6)
World Roles
501(2)
Subregions of North America
503(1)
The United States
503(23)
Point-Counterpoint: North American Free Trade Agreement
504(22)
Canada
526(11)
Personal View: Canada
534(3)
Global Connections, Local Voices
537(14)
Eyes Opened
538(1)
Global Connections: Trends
538(5)
Global Focus: Geography of Terrorism
543(5)
Somalia: Globalization, Localization, and Terrorism
548(1)
World Regional Geography: Final Point
549(2)
Glossary of Key Terms 551(10)
Index 561


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