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Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts, 12th Edition

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Edition:
12th
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9780471717867

ISBN10:
047171786X
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
10/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Wiley

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Summary

Now substantially revised and updated, the Twelfth Edition of de Blij and Muller's Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts continues to deliver the authors' authoritative content, outstanding cartography, currency, and comprehensive coverage, in a technology-rich package. The text reflects major developments in the world as well as in the discipline, ranging from the collapse of Russia's Post-Soviet transformation to the impact of globalization and from the rise of Asia's Pacific Rim to the war in Iraq.

Table of Contents

Introduction World Regional Geography: Global Perspectives 1(1)
Geographic Perspectives
2(1)
Realms and Regions
2(5)
The Criteria for Realms
3(2)
The Criteria for Regions
5(2)
Realms and Regions on the Map
7(1)
The Physical Setting
7(9)
Continents and Plates
9(1)
Climate
10(6)
Regions and Cultures
16(2)
Cultural Landscapes
16(1)
Culture and Ethnicity
17(1)
Realms of Population
18(3)
Major Population Clusters
19(2)
Realms, Regions, and States
21(2)
Patterns of Development
23(6)
Symptoms of Underdevelopment
26(1)
The Specter of Debt
26(1)
Globalization
27(2)
The Regional Framework
29(3)
Europe (1)
29(1)
Russia (2)
29(1)
North America (3)
30(1)
Middle America (4)
30(1)
South America (5)
30(1)
Subsaharan Africa (6)
31(1)
North Africa/Southwest Asia (7)
31(1)
South Asia (8)
31(1)
East Asia (9)
32(1)
Southeast Asia (10)
32(1)
Austral Realm (11)
32(1)
Pacific Realm (12)
32(1)
The Perspective of Geography
32(10)
Europe
42(60)
Defining the Realm
44(2)
Landscapes and Opportunities
46(2)
Historical Geography
48(1)
The Revolutions of Modernizing Europe
48(4)
The Agrarian Revolution
48(1)
The Industrial Revolution
49(3)
Political Revolutions
52(1)
Contemporary Europe
52(7)
Spatial Interaction
53(2)
An Urbanized Realm
55(1)
A Changing Population
56(3)
Europe's Modern Transformation
59(7)
European Unification
59(2)
New Money
61(1)
Momentous Expansion
62(1)
Regional Issue
63(1)
Centrifugal Forces
64(1)
From Coast to Coast?
64(2)
Regions of the Realm
66(2)
Western Europe
68(7)
Dominant Germany
68(2)
France
70(4)
Benelux
74(1)
The Alpine States
75(1)
The British Isles
75(5)
The United Kingdom
77(2)
Republic of Ireland
79(1)
Northern (Nordic) Europe
80(2)
Mediterranean Europe
82(9)
Italy
84(2)
Iberia
86(3)
Greece and Cyprus
89(2)
Eastern Europe
91(11)
The Geographic Framework
92(1)
Countries Facing the Baltic Sea
92(2)
The Landlocked Center
94(2)
Countries Facing the Black Sea
96(2)
Countries Facing the Adriatic Sea
98(4)
Russia
102(40)
Defining the Realm
105(1)
Roots of the Russian Realm
106(1)
Russia's Physical Environments
107(4)
Physiographic Regions
110(1)
Evolution of the Russian State
111(3)
The Mongol Invasion
111(1)
Grand Duchy of Muscovy
111(1)
The Cossacks
111(1)
Czar Peter the Great
111(2)
Czarina Catherine the Great
113(1)
A Russian Empire
113(1)
The Colonial Legacy
114(1)
An Imperial, Multinational State
114(1)
The Soviet Legacy
115(3)
The Political Framework
116(2)
The Soviet Economic Framework
118(1)
Russia's Changing Political Geography
118(8)
The Federal Framework of Russia
119(5)
Regional Issue
124(2)
Changing Social Geographies
126(1)
Russia's Prospects
127(1)
Russia, Europe, and the World
127(1)
Regions of the Realm
128(1)
Russian Core and Peripheries
128(9)
Central Industrial Region
128(3)
Povolzhye: The Volga Region
131(1)
The Internal Southern Periphery
132(3)
The External Southern Periphery
135(1)
The Urals Region
136(1)
The Eastern Frontier
137(1)
The Kuznetsk Basin (Kuzbas)
137(1)
The Lake Baykal Area (Baykaliya)
137(1)
Siberia
137(1)
The Russian Far East
138(4)
North America
142(52)
Defining the Realm
143(2)
North America's Physical Geography
145(4)
Physiography
146(2)
Climate
148(1)
Hydrography (Surface Water)
149(1)
Indigenous North America
149(2)
The United States
151(17)
Population in Time and Space
151(8)
Cultural Geography
159(2)
The Changing Geography of Economic Activity
161(1)
Regional Issue
162(6)
Canada
168(7)
Population in Time and Space
170(1)
Cultural/Political Geography
171(1)
Economic Geography
172(3)
Regions of the Realm
175(1)
The North American Core
175(2)
The Maritime Northeast
177(3)
French Canada
180(1)
The Continental Interior
181(2)
The South
183(2)
The Southwest
185(1)
The Western Frontier
186(2)
The Northern Frontier
188(1)
The Pacific Hinge
189(5)
Middle America
194(36)
Defining the Realm
198(1)
Physiography
198(1)
Island Chains
199(1)
Legacy of Mesoamerica
199(1)
The Lowland Maya
199(1)
The Highland Aztecs
200(1)
Collision of Cultures
200(1)
Effects of the Conquest
201(1)
Mainland and Rimland
202(3)
The Hacienda
203(1)
The Plantation
203(2)
Political Differentiation
205(1)
Regions of the Realm
205(1)
Mexico
205(9)
Physiography
206(1)
Population Patterns
206(1)
Revolution and Its Aftermath
207(3)
Regions of Mexico
210(1)
The Changing Geography of Economic Activity
210(3)
NAFTA and Continuing Challenges
213(1)
The Central American Republics
214(7)
Altitudinal Zonation of Environments
214(1)
Population Patterns
215(1)
Emergence from a Turbulent Era
216(1)
The Seven Republics
216(5)
The Caribbean Basin
221(9)
Economic and Social Patterns
222(1)
The Greater Antilles
223(1)
Regional Issue
224(4)
The Lesser Antilles
228(2)
South America
230(44)
Defining the Realm
232(1)
The Human Sequence
232(5)
The Inca Empire
232(2)
The Iberian Invaders
234(1)
The Africans
235(1)
Longstanding Isolation
235(1)
Independence
236(1)
Cultural Fragmentation
237(1)
Economic Integration
238(1)
Urbanization
239(4)
The ``Latin'' American City Model
241(2)
Regions of the Realm
243(1)
The North: Facing the Caribbean
243(7)
Colombia
243(5)
Venezuela
248(2)
The West: The Andean, Amerindian Region
250(5)
Peru
250(3)
Ecuador
253(1)
Bolivia
254(1)
Paraguay
255(1)
The South: Mid-Latitude South America
255(8)
Argentina
257(2)
Chile
259(1)
Regional Issue
260(3)
Uruguay
263(1)
Brazil: Giant of South America
263(11)
The Realm's Giant
263(1)
Population Patterns
263(2)
African Heritage
265(1)
Social Problems
265(1)
Development Prospects
265(2)
Brazil's Subregions
267(7)
Subsaharan Africa
274(50)
Defining the Realm
276(1)
Africa's Physiography
277(1)
Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics
277(1)
Natural Environments
277(3)
Environment and Health
280(1)
Land and Farming
281(3)
Africa's Historical Geography
284(8)
African Genesis
284(3)
The Colonial Transformation
287(5)
Cultural Patterns
292(2)
African Languages
292(1)
Religion in Africa
293(1)
Modern Map and Traditional Society
294(1)
Population and Urbanization
294(1)
Economic Problems
295(1)
Regions of the Realm
295(2)
Southern Africa
297(9)
South Africa
298(5)
The Middle Tier
303(1)
The Northern Tier
304(2)
East Africa
306(5)
Kenya
306(2)
Tanzania
308(1)
Uganda
309(1)
Rwanda and Burundi
309(1)
Highland Ethiopia
310(1)
Equatorial Africa
311(3)
The Congo
311(1)
Across the River
311(2)
Regional Issue
313(1)
West Africa
314(6)
Nigeria: West Africa's Cornerstone
316(2)
Coast and Interior
318(2)
The African Transition Zone
320(4)
North Africa/Southwest Asia
324(54)
Defining the Realm
326(1)
An ``Arab World''?
326(1)
An ``Islamic World''?
327(1)
``Middle East''?
327(1)
Hearths of Culture
327(4)
Mesopotamia and the Nile
328(2)
Decline and Decay
330(1)
Stage for Islam
331(3)
The Arab-Islamic Empire
331(3)
Islam Divided
334(4)
Religious Revivalism in the Realm
335(1)
Regional Issue
336(1)
Islam and Other Religions
337(1)
The Ottoman Aftermath
337(1)
The Power and Peril of Oil
338(5)
Location and Dimensions of Known Reserves
338(2)
A Foreign Invasion
340(3)
Local Reaction, Global Impact
343(1)
Regions of the Realm
343(3)
Egypt and the Lower Nile Basin
346(4)
Egypt's Regional Geography
349(1)
Divided Sudan
349(1)
The Maghreb and Its Neighbors
350(2)
The Countries
351(1)
The Middle East
352(10)
Iraq
353(3)
Syria
356(1)
Jordan
357(1)
Lebanon
357(1)
Israel and the Palestinian Territories
357(5)
The Arabian Peninsula
362(3)
Saudi Arabia
362(1)
On the Periphery
363(2)
The Empire States
365(5)
Turkey
365(4)
Iran
369(1)
Turkestan
370(8)
The Five States of Former Soviet Central Asia
370(4)
Afghanistan
374(4)
South Asia
378(46)
Defining the Realm
379(3)
South Asia and the War on Terror
380(2)
A Realm of Poverty
382(1)
Physiographic Regions of South Asia
382(2)
Northern Mountains
383(1)
River Lowlands
384(1)
Southern Plateaus
384(1)
The Human Sequence
384(6)
Asoka's Mauryan Empire
385(1)
The Power of Islam
386(1)
The European Intrusion
387(2)
Twenty-First-Century Regional Flashpoints
389(1)
South Asia's Population Dilemma
390(1)
Dynamics of Population Growth
391(1)
Geography of Demography
392(1)
Regions of the Realm
393(1)
Pakistan: On South Asia's Western Flank
393(6)
Gift of the Indus
394(1)
Subregions
395(3)
Livelihoods
398(1)
Emerging Regional Power
399(1)
India: Giant of the Realm
399(18)
Regional Issue
400(1)
States and Peoples
401(3)
India's Changing Map
404(2)
Centrifugal Forces: From India to Hindustan?
406(1)
Centripetal Forces
407(1)
Urbanization
408(1)
Economic Geography
409(7)
India East and West
416(1)
Bangladesh: Changes Old and New
417(1)
The Mountainous North
418(2)
The Southern Islands
420(4)
Sri Lanka: South Asian Tragedy
420(4)
East Asia
424(68)
Defining the Realm
426(2)
Natural Environments
428(2)
Historical Geography
430(4)
Early Cultural Geography
430(4)
Regions of the Realm
434(1)
China Proper
435(1)
Relative Location
436(1)
Extent and Environment
436(1)
Evolving China
437(6)
A Century of Convulsion
438(2)
A (Lost) War on Drugs
440(1)
A New China Rises
440(2)
Nationalists and Communists
442(1)
Japan in China
442(1)
Communist China Arises
443(1)
China's Human Geography
443(4)
Political and Administrative Divisions
444(1)
Population Issues
445(1)
The Minorities
446(1)
People and Places of China Proper
447(12)
Northeast China Plain
448(1)
North China Plain
449(4)
Basins of the Chang/Yangzi
453(4)
Basins of the Xi (West) and Pearl River
457(2)
Xizang (Tibet)
459(1)
Xinjiang
460(2)
China's Pacific Rim: Emerging Region
462(2)
Geography of Development
462(1)
Transforming the Economic Map
463(1)
China's Pacific Rim Today
464(4)
Guangdong Province and the Pearl River Estuary
464(2)
Hong Kong
466(2)
The Other SEZs
468(1)
China: Global Superpower?
468(1)
Mongolia
469(1)
The Jakota Triangle Region
470(1)
Japan
470(14)
Spatial Limitations
471(2)
Early Directions
473(2)
A Japanese Colonial Empire
475(1)
Modernization
476(1)
Relative Location
476(1)
Japan's Spatial Organization
477(1)
Areal Functional Organization
477(1)
Leading Economic Regions
478(2)
East and West, North and South
480(1)
Food and Population
480(2)
Japan's Pacific Rim Prospects
482(2)
Korea
484(4)
Taiwan
488(4)
Regional Issue
490(2)
Southeast Asia
492(46)
Defining the Realm
494(1)
Land and Sea Borders
495(1)
Physical Geography
496(1)
Population Geography
497(2)
People and Land
497(1)
The Ethnic Mosaic
497(2)
How the Political Map Evolved
499(6)
The Colonial Imprint
499(2)
Cultural-Geographic Legacies
501(3)
Regional Issue
504(1)
Southeast Asia's Political Geography
505(4)
The Boundaries
505(2)
State Territorial Morphology
507(2)
Regions of the Realm
509(1)
Mainland Southeast Asia
509(1)
Elongated Vietnam
509(4)
Vietnam Today
511(2)
Compact Cambodia
513(2)
Landlocked Laos
515(1)
Protruded Thailand
515(4)
Extended Myanmar
519(1)
Insular Southeast Asia
520(1)
Mainland-Island Malaysia
520(3)
Singapore
523(1)
Indonesia's Archipelago
524(8)
Diversity in Unity
527(1)
Transmigration and the Outer Islands
528(2)
The Major Islands
530(2)
East Timor
532(2)
Fragmented Philippines
534(4)
The Austral Realm
538(22)
Defining the Realm
540(1)
Land and Environment
540(3)
Biogeography
541(2)
Regions of the Realm
543(1)
Australia
543(12)
Distance
544(1)
Core and Periphery
544(2)
A Federal State
546(1)
An Urban Culture
547(1)
Economic Geography
548(2)
Australia's Future
550(3)
Regional Issue
553(2)
New Zealand
555(5)
Human Spatial Organization
556(1)
The Maori Factor and New Zealand's Future
557(3)
The Pacific Realm
560
Defining the Realm
561(1)
The Pacific Realm and Its Marine Geography
562(5)
The UNCLOS Convention
563(3)
Regional Issue
566(1)
Regions of the Realm
567(1)
Melanesia
567(5)
Micronesia
572(1)
Polynesia
573(1)
A Final Caveat: Pacific and Antarctic
574
Appendix A Using the Maps 1(3)
Appendix B Opportunities in Geography 4(7)
Appendix C Pronunciation Guide 11
References and Further Readings 1(1)
Glossary 1(1)
Index 1


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