Diversity amid Globalization : World Regions, Environment, Development

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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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
North America
Latin America
The Caribbean
Sub-Saharan Africa
Southwest Asia and North Africa
The Russian Domain
Central Asia
East Asia
South Asia
Southeast Asia
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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