Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-10-01
  • Publisher: WILEY
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Realms, Regions and Concepts challenges readers to consider the relationships between natural and human variables and think critically about the interdependency of the earth's systems. They'll learn how to apply their new geographic insights in order to make informed decisions about a variety of highly relevant environmental, cultural and economic topics. While the book focuses on economic or political factors, it also explains what it feels like to live in a specific region and gives a better sense of what the world looks like to people in other regions.

Table of Contents

World Regional Geography: Global Perspectives
Geographic Perspectives
Realms and Regions
Criteria for Geographic Realms
Criteria for Regions
Realms and Regions on the Map
The Map Revolution
Scale and Detail
The Physical Setting
Natural (Physical) Landscapes)
Continents and Plates
Natural Hazards
Realms of Population
Major Population Clusters
Regions and Cultures
Cultural Landscapes
Culture and Ethnicity
The Geography of Language
Major Population Clusters
Realms, Regions, and States
The State
States and Realms
Political Geography
Patterns of Development
Symptoms of Underdevelopment
The Specter of Debt
The Regional Framework
North America
Middle America
South America
Subsaharan Africa
North Africa/Southwest Asia
South Asia
East Asia
Southeast Asia
Austral Realm
Pacific Realm
The Perspective of Geography
Table G-1. Area and Demography Data
For the World's States
Defining The Realm
Geographical Features
Europe's Eastern Border
Human Diversity
Locational Advantages
Landscapes and Opportunities
Historical Geography 51 Ancient Greece and Imperial Rome
Triumph and Collapse
Rebirth and Royalty
The Revolutions of Modernizing Europe
The Agrarian Revolution
The Industrial Revolution
Political Revolutions
Contemporary Europe
Language and Religion
Spatial Interaction
A Highly Urbanized Realm
A Changing Population
Europe's Modern Transformation
European Unification
Policies and Priorities
New Money
Momentous Expansion
Regional Issue
Centrifugal Forces
The EU's New Economic Geography
Regions of the Realm
Western Europe
Reunited Germany
The Alpine States
The British Isles
States and People
Roots of Devolution
A Discrete Region
End of Empire
The United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland
Northern (Nordic) Europe
Mediterranean Europe
Cyprus and Malta
Eastern Europe
Cultural Legacies
The Geographic Framework
Countries Facing the Baltic Sea
The Landlocked Center
Countries Facing the Black Sea
Countries Facing the Adriatic Sea
Defining The Realm
An Internal Empire
Roots of the Russian Realm
A Vibrant Culture
Empire of the Czars
Communist Victory
Seven Fateful Decades
Russia's Physical Geography
Harsh Environments
Physiographic Regions
Evolution of the Russian State
The Mongol Invasion
Grand Duchy of Muscovy
The Cossacks
Czar Peter the Great
Czarina Catherine the Great
A Russian Empire
The Colonial Legacy
An Imperial, Multinational State
The Soviet Legacy
The Political Framework
The Soviet Economic Framework
Russia's Changing Political Geography
The Federal Framework of Russia
Regional Issue
Changing Social Geographies
Russia's Demographic Dilemma
Russia's Prospects
Heartland and Rimland
Russia and the World
Unresolved Problems
Regions Of The Realm
Russian Core and Peripheries
Povolzhye: The Volga Region
The Internal Southern Periphery
The Urals Region
The Eastern Frontier
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