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Student Atlas of World Geography,9780073527628

Student Atlas of World Geography

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Summary

TheStudent Atlasseries combines full-color maps and data sets to introduce students to the importance of the connections between geography and other areas of study such as world politics, environmental issues, and economic development. These thematic atlases will give students a clear picture of the recent agricultural, industrial, demographic, environmental, economic, and political changes in every world region.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

A Note to the Student iii

Introduction: How to Read an Atlas xii

Unit I Global Physical Patterns 1

Map 1 World Political Boundaries 2

Map 2 World Physical Features 4

Map 3a Average Annual Precipitation 6

Map 3b Seasonal Average Precipitation, November through April 7

Map 3c Seasonal Average Precipitation, May through October 7

Map 3d Variation in Average Annual Precipitation 8

Map 4a Temperature Regions and Ocean Currents 9

Map 4b Average January Temperature 10

Map 4c Average July Temperature 10

Map 5a Atmospheric Pressure and Predominant Surface Winds, January 11

Map 5b Atmospheric Pressure and Predominant Surface Winds, July 12

Map 6 Climate Regions 13

Map 7 Vegetation Types 14

Map 8 Soil Orders 15

Map 9 Ecological Regions 16

Map 10 Plate Tectonics 18

Map 11 Topography 19

Map 12a Resources: Mineral Fuels 20

Map 12b Resources: Critical Metals 21

Map 13 Natural Hazards 22

Unit II Global Human Patterns 23

Map 14 Past Population Distributions and Densities 24

Map 15 Population Density 26

Map 16 Land Use, a.d. 1500 27

Map 17 Economic Activities 28

Map 18 Urbanization 29

Map 19 Transportation Patterns 30

Map 20 Religions 31

Map 21 Religious Adherence 32

Map 22 Languages 33

Map 23 Linguistic Diversity 34

Map 24 Dying Languages: A Loss of Cultural Wealth 35

Map 25 External Migrations in Modern Times 36

Unit III Global Demographic Patterns 37

Map 26 Population Growth Rates 38

Map 27 International Migrant Populations, 2009 39

Map 28 Migration Rates 40

Map 29 Europe’s Population Bust: A Fizzle in the Population Bomb 41

Map 30a Total Fertility Rates, 1975 42

Map 30b Total Fertility Rates, 2010 43

Map 31 Infant Mortality Rate 44

Map 32 Child Mortality Rate 45

Map 33 Population by Age Group 46

Map 34 Average Life Expectancy at Birth 47

Map 35 World Daily Per Capita Food Supply (Kilocalories) 48

Map 36 The Earth’s Hungry Millions 49

Map 37 Child Malnutrition 50

Map 38 Proportion of Daily Food Intake from Animal Products 51

Map 39 The Global Security Threat of Infectious Diseases  52

Map 40 Global Scourges: Major Infectious Diseases  54

Map 41 Adult Incidence of HIV/AIDS, 2007 55

Map 42 Illiteracy Rates  56

Map 43 Primary School Enrollment 57

Map 44 Female/Male Inequality in Education and Employment 58

Map 45 The Index of Human Development 59

Map 46 Demographic Stress: The Youth Bulge 60

Map 47 Demographic Stress: Rapid Urban Growth 61

Map 48 Demographic Stress: Competition for Cropland 62

Map 49 Demographic Stress: Competition for Fresh Water 63

Map 50 Demographic Stress: Death in the Prime of Life 64

Map 51 Demographic Stress: Interactions of Demographic Stress Factors 65

Unit IV Global Economic Patterns 67

Map 52 Gross National Income 68

Map 53 Gross National Income Per Capita 69

Map 54 Purchasing Power Parity Per Capita 70

Map 55 Private Per Capita Consumption 71

Map 56 Inequality of Income and Consumption 72

Map 57 Total Labor Force 73

Map 58 Employment by Economic Activity 74

Map 59 Economic Output Per Sector 75

Map 60 Agricultural Production Per Capita 76

Map 61 Exports of Primary Products 77

Map 62 Remittances 78

Map 63 Membership in the World Trade Organization 79

Map 64 Regional Trade Organizations 80

Map 65 Dependence on Trade 81

Map 66 Trade with Neighboring Countries 82

Map 67 The Indebtedness of States 83

Map 68 Global Flows of Investment Capital 84

Map 69 Aiding Economic Development 85

Map 70 The Cost of Consumption  86

Map 71 Energy Production Per Capita 87

Map 72 Energy Consumption Per Capita 88

Map 73 Energy Dependency 89

Map 74 Flows of Oil 90

Map 75 A Wired World: Internet Users 91

Map 76 Personal Computer Use 92

Map 77 Traditional Links: The Telephone 93

Unit V Global Patterns of Environmental Disturbance 95

Map 78 Global Air Pollution: Sources and Wind Currents 97

Map 79 The Acid Deposition Problem: Air, Water, Soil 98

Map 80 Major Polluters and Common Pollutants 99

Map 81 Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions 100

Map 82 The Earth Warms, 1976–2006 101

Map 83 Global Precipitation Changes, 1976–2006 102

Map 84 Potential Global Temperature Change 103

Map 85 Water Resources: Availability of Renewable Water Per Capita 104

Map 86 Water Resources: Annual Withdrawal Per Capita 105

Map 87 Water Stress: Shortage, Abundance, and Population Density 106

Map 88 Water Stress: The Ogallala Aquifer 107

Map 89 A New Environmental Stress? Consumption of Bottled Water 108

Map 90 Pollution of the Oceans 109

Map 91 Food Supply from Marine and Freshwater Systems 110

Map 92 Cropland Per Capita: Changes, 1996–2007 111

Map 93 Food Staples Under Stress: The Fight Against Genetic Simplicity 112

Map 94 World Pastureland, 2005 113

Map 95 Fertilizer Use, 2007 114

Map 96 Annual Deforestation Rates, 2000–2005 115

Map 97 World Timber Production, 2005 116

Map 98 The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Animal Species, 2007 117

Map 99 Disappearing Giants: The Reduction in “Conservative” Species 118

Map 100 The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Plant Species, 2007 120

Map 101 The Areas of Greatest Loss and Hotspots of Biodiversity 121

Map 102 Nationally Protected Areas: Parks and Preserves 122

Map 103 The Risks of Desertification 123

Map 104 Global Soil Degradation 124

Map 105 The Degree of Human Disturbance 125

Map 106 The Green and Not So Green World 126

Unit VI Global Political Patterns 127

Map 107 Political Systems 129

Map 108 The Emergence of the State 130

Map 109 Organized States and Chiefdoms, a.d. 1500 131

Map 110 European Colonialism, 1500–2000 132

Map 111 Sovereign States: Duration of Independence 133

Map 112 Post–Cold War International Alliances 134

Map 113 Political Realms: Regional Changes, 1945–2003 135

Map 114 International Conflicts in the Post–World War II World 136

Map 115 The Geopolitical World in the Twenty-First Century 138

Map 116 The United Nations 139

Map 117 Is It a Country? 140

Map 118 United Nations Regions and Sub-Regions 141

Map 119 Democracy on the Rise 142

Map 120 Nations with Nuclear Weapons 143

Map 121 Military Expenditures as a Percentage of Gross National Product 144

Map 122 Distribution of Minority Populations 145

Map 123 Marginalized Minorities: Declining Indigenous Populations 146

Map 124 The Political Geography of a Global Religion: The Islamic World 147

Map 125 World Refugees: Country of Origin, 2009 148

Map 126 World Refugees: Host Country, 2009 149

Map 127 Internally Displaced Persons, 2009 150

Map 128 Abuse of Public Trust 151

Map 129 Political and Civil Liberties, 2008 152

Map 130 Human Rights Abuse 153

Map 131 Women’s Rights 154

Map 132a Flashpoints, 2011—Mexico 155

Map 132b Flashpoints, 2011—Sudan and the Darfur Region 156

Map 132c Flashpoints, 2011—Somalia 156

Map 132d Flashpoints, 2011—Dem. Rep. Congo 157

Map 132e Flashpoints, 2011—Zimbabwe 157

Map 132f Flashpoints, 2011—Georgia 158

Map 132g Flashpoints, 2011—Kyrgyzstan 158

Map 132h Flashpoints, 2011—Israel and Its Neighbors 159

Map 132i Flashpoints, 2011—Iraq 159

Map 132j Flashpoints, 2011—Kurdistan 160

Map 132k Flashpoints, 2011—Iran 160

Map 132l Flashpoints, 2011—Afghanistan 161

Map 132m Flashpoints, 2011—Pakistan 161

Map 132n Flashpoints, 2011—Jammu and Kashmir 162

Map 132o Flashpoints, 2011—Sri Lanka 162

Map 132p Flashpoints, 2011—Korean Peninsula 163

Map 132q Flashpoints, 2011—Thailand 163

Unit VII World Regions 165

Map 133 North America: Political Divisions 167

Map 134 North America: Physical Features 168

Map 135a North America: Environment and Economy 169

Map 135b North America: Population Density 170

Map 135c North America: Population Distribution 170

Map 136 Canada 171

Map 137 United States 172

Map 138 Middle America 173

Map 139 The Caribbean 174

Map 140 South America: Political Divisions 175

Map 141 South America: Physical Features 176

Map 142a South America: Environment and Economy 177

Map 142b South America: Population Density 178

Map 142c South America: Environmental Problems 178

Map 143 Northern South America 179

Map 144 Southern South America 180

Map 145 Europe: Political Divisions 181

Map 146 Europe: Physical Features 182

Map 147a Europe: Environment and Economy 183

Map 147b Europe: Population Density 184

Map 147c European Political Boundaries, 1914–1948 185

Map 147d Europe: Political Changes, 1989–2009 187

Map 148 Western Europe 188

Map 149 Eastern Europe 189

Map 150 Northern Europe 190

Map 151 Africa: Political Divisions 191

Map 152 Africa: Physical Features 192

Map 153a Africa: Environment and Economy 193

Map 153b Africa: Population Density 193

Map 153c Africa: Colonialism to Independence 194

Map 153d African Cropland and Dryland Degradation 195

Map 154 Northern Africa 196

Map 155 Southern Africa 197

Map 156 Asia: Political Divisions 198

Map 157 Asia: Physical Features 199

Map 158a Asia: Environment and Economy 200

Map 158b Asia: Population Density 201

Map 158c Asia: Industrialization: Manufacturing and Resources 201

Map 159 Northern Asia 202

Map 160 Southwestern Asia 203

Map 161 South Asia 204

Map 162 East Asia 205

Map 163 Southeast Asia 206

Map 164 Australasia and Western Oceania: Political Divisions 207

Map 165 Oceania: Political Divisions 208

Map 166 Australasia and Western Oceania: Physical Features 209

Map 167a Australasia: Environment and Economy 210

Map 167b Australasia: Population Density 211

Map 167c Australasia: Climatic Patterns 211

Map 168 The Arctic 212

Map 169 Antarctica 212

Unit VIII Country and Dependency Profiles 213

Unit IX Geographic Index 243

Sources 263



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