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Diversity Amid Globalizationexplicitly acknowledges the geographic changes in todayrs"s world by emphasizing both the homogenizing and diversifying forces inherent to the globalization process. This approach allows the authors toemphasize the interconnectionsthat bind people and places together. The globalization approach challenges students to make critical comparisons between the regions of the world in order to understand them more fully. Examples of the sorts of topics used to accomplish these goals include: The rise of Islamic fundamentalism in SW Asia. Aboriginal groups using high-technology tools to forge common political survival strategies. The economic and political integration of the European Union, contrasted with micronationalism and the factionalism in Europe. Ethnic diversification in the face of strong participation in the global assembly line in SE Asia. The globalization and localization of beer consumption and production in the United States and Canada.
Table of Contents
|Diversity Amid Globalization|
|The Changing Global Environment|
|Southwest Asia and North Africa|
|The Russian Domain|
|Australia and OceaniaDetailed|
|Diversity Amid Globalization Diversity Amid Globalization: A Geography for the Twenty-first Century|
|Converging Currents of Globalization Advocates and Critics of Globalization|
|Diversity in a Globalizing World Geography Matters|
|Environments, Regions, Landscapes Human-Environment Interaction Areal|
|Differentiation and Integration Regions Space into Place|
|The Cultural Landscape Scales|
|Global to Local Themes and Issues in World Regional Geography Population and Settlement|
|People on the Land Population Growth and Change|
|The Demographic Transition Migration Patterns Settlement Geography Cultural Coherence and Diversity|
|The Geography of Tradition and Change Culture in a Globalizing World|
|When Cultures Collide Language and Culture in Global Context|
|A Geography of World Religions Geopolitical Framework|
|Fragmentation and Unity Global Terrorism Nation-states|
|Centrifugal and Centripetal Forces|
|Boundaries and Frontiers|
|Colonialism and Decolonialization|
|International and Supranational Organizations Economic and Social Development|
|The Geography of Wealth and Poverty More- and Less-Developed Countries|
|Indicators of Economic Development Indicators of Social Development|
|The Vision of Sustainable Development Setting the Boundaries|
|The Metageography of World Regions Geographic Tools|
|From Satellites to Shovels Global to Local|
|Is This Nebraska or India? The Globalization of Back-Office Jobs Cityscapes|
|Exploring the World's Urban Places|
|The Changing Global Environment Geology and Human Settlement|
|A Restless Earth Plate Tectonics Geologic Hazards|
|Earthquakes and Volcanoes Global Climates|
|An Uncertain Forecast Climatic Controls World Climate Regions Global Warming Water on Earth|
|A Scarce and Polluted Resource|
|The Global Water Budget Flooding Human Impacts on Plants and Animals|
|The Globalization of Nature Biomes and Bioregions Tropical Forests and Savannas|
|Deforestation in the Tropics Deserts and Grasslands Temperate Forests Food Resources|
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