9780130553461

World Regional Geography: A Development Approach

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    9780130553461

  • ISBN10:

    0130553468

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/1/2000
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

For introductory courses in World Regional Geography. Organized around the central theme of human development, this text is authoritatively written by experts on each region of the world. Each author employs this human development theme to create a substantive volume on world regional geography that presents a vital, issue-oriented overview of the topic. This approach enables professors to engender a deeper understanding of the character of the world's people than the more traditional descriptive approach.

Table of Contents

PART ONE Basic Concepts and Ideas 3(86)
David L. Clawson
James S. Fisher
Geography: Many Worlds to Explore
4(15)
People and Resources
19(15)
Physical and Cultural Components of the Human Environment
34(26)
More Developed and Less Developed Countries: An Overview
60(29)
PART TWO United States and Canada 89(68)
Merrill L. Johnson
James S. Fisher
The United States and Canada: The Bases for Development
90(31)
The United States and Canada: Economic Growth and Transformation
121(18)
The United States and Canada: Problems in a Developed Realm
139(18)
PART THREE Europe 157(56)
Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov
The European Habitat
158(16)
Europe: Culture, Society, Economy
174(21)
Europe: Political Geography
195(18)
PART FOUR Russia and the Eurasian States of the Former Soviet Union 213(44)
Roger L. Thiede
Russia and the Eurasian States of the Former Soviet Union: Land and People
214(20)
Russia and the Eurasian States of the Former Soviet Union: Economic Activity
234(23)
PART FIVE Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands 257(22)
Jack F. Williams
Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands: Isolation and Space
258(21)
PART SIX Asia, East by South 279(130)
Christopher A. Airriess
Jack F. Williams
Asia, East by South: A Physical and Human Overview
280(14)
Japan: An Economic Giant
294(23)
China and Its Pacific Rim Neighbors
317(34)
Southeast Asia: Unity in Diversity
351(21)
South Asia: The Past in the Present
372(37)
PART SEVEN The Middle East and North Africa 409(68)
Douglas L. Johnson
The Middle East and North Africa: Physical and Cultural Environments
411(19)
The Mediterranean Crescent
430(19)
The Gulf States
449(28)
PART EIGHT Africa South of the Sahara 477(76)
Samuel Aryeetey-Attoh
Africa South of the Sahara: Legacy of Continuity and Change
478(32)
West, Central, and East Africa: Diversity in Development
510(22)
Southern Africa: Development in Transition
532(21)
PART NINE Latin America 553(1)
David L. Clawson
Latin America: Physical Diversity and Cultural Heritage
554(25)
Maxico, Central America, and the Caribbean: Lands of Contrasts
579(20)
Sourth America: Regions of Uneven Development
599

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