World Regions in Global Context : Peoples, Places, and Environments

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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For courses in World Regional Geography. This explicitly global approach to world regional geography emphasizes global connections and the stories behind the maps and offers lively discussions of how these forces and processes play themselves out in individual places. The authors make the most current and powerful ideas in geography accessible to the introductory student. Emphasis on core regions, key cities, and distinctive landscapes accommodates a global connections approach as well as the course's traditional focus on places at the local scale.

Table of Contents

A World of Regions
The Power of Geography: A World of Regions:The Regional Approach
The Interdependence of Geographic Scales
Boundaries and Frontiers
Regionalism and Sectionalism
Places and Regions in an Interdependent World:Globalization
Globalization and Environmental Change
The Global Context: Some Important Patterns:Religion
Population Distribution
Economic Development and Social Well-being
The Foundations of World Regions
The Changing World:The Earth System
The World-System
Geographic Expansion, Integration, and Change:The Growth of Early Empires
The Geographic Foundations of the Modern World
Organizing the Core:The Division of Labor
Standardizing Time, Space, Measure, Value, and Money
Forging National Identities and Constructing States
Controlling and Commodifying Nature
Developing Internal Infrastructures
Organizing the Periphery:Imperialism and Colonialism: Imposing New Geographies on the World
An International Division of Labor
Political and Cultural Geographies
Exploration and Exploitation
Developing Internal Infrastructures
Globalization and Economic Development:Deploying and Encountering Development
Five Key Factors of Globalization
Transnational Economic Integration
Environment and Society in Europe:Landforms and Landscapes
Environmental History
Europe in the World-System:Trade and the Age of Discovery
Industrialization and Imperialism
Eastern Europe's Interlude of State Socialism
The Peoples of Europe:The European Diaspora
Migration Within Europe
Recent Migration Streams
European Cultural Traditions
Culture and Ethnicity, Nations and States
Contemporary Challenges in a Globalizing World:Growth, Deindustrialization, and Reinvestment
The European Union
The Reintegration of Eastern Europe
Core Regions and Distinctive Landscapes:Europe's Golden Triangle
The Southern Crescent
Mediterranean Europe
Alpine Europe
Nordic Europe
The Danubian Plains
The Russian Federation, Central Asia, and the Transcaucasus
Environment and Society:Climate
Physiographic Regions
Natural Landscapes
Environmental History
Russia, Central Asia, and the Transcaucasus in the World-System:Muscovy and the Russian Empire
The Soviet Empire
New Realities
The Peoples of Russia, Central Asia, and the Transcaucasus:The Russian Diaspora and Migration Streams
Contemporary Challenges in a Globalizing World:Problems of Economic and Social Transformation
Gender and Inequality
Core Regions and Distinctive Landscapes:The Central Region
The Volga Region
The Urals
The Tundra
Central Siberian Taiga
The Steppes
The Central Asian Deserts
Middle East and North Africa
Environment and Society in the Middle East and North Africa:Landforms and Landscapes
Environmental History
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