World Regional Geography

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-09
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Written by experts in their respective fields, this book explores the character of the worldrs"s people, with a central theme of human development, for an issues-oriented overview of each region. Basic Concepts and Ideas; The United States and Canada; Latin America and the Caribbean; Europe; Northern Eurasia; Central Asia and Afghanistan; The Middle East and North Africa; Africa South of the Sahara; South Asia; East Asia; Southeast Asia; Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. A useful reference for anyone who wants to learn more about the different regions of the world.

Author Biography

David Clawson is a Professor Emeritus of Geography in the College of Liberal Arts, University of New Orleans. He has a B.A. from the University of Utah, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He has served as  Chair of the Department of Geography and as Director of the Latin American Studies Program at the University of New Orleans. His research interests center on third world agrarian development, the geography of religions and belief systems, and geographic education and thought. He is also the author of Latin America and the Caribbean: Lands and Peoples, 3rd ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2004), has served as editor of a number of scholarly volumes, and has published numerous journal articles. In addition to World Regional Geography, he taught courses in geographic education, Latin America, agricultural, cultural, and environmental geography. He has held Fulbright grants to Mexico and the Philippines and was also a recipient of the University of New Orleans Alumni Association's "Excellence in Teaching" Award.

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts and Ideas
What Is Geography and Should We Care?
Geography and Development in an Era of Globalization?
Nature, Society, and Developmen?
The United States and Canad?
Merrill L. Johnson?
The Physical and Human Contexts for Development?
The Geography of Economic Development?
Challenges in a Developed Real?
Latin America and the Caribbea?
David L. Clawson?
Physical Diversity and Cultural Heritage?
Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean: Lands of Contrast?
South America: Regions of Uneven Development?
Chapter Four
Bella Bychkova-Jordan?
The European Habitat?
Culture, Society, Economy?
Political Geography?
Northern Eurasi?
Robert Argenbright?
Physical Geography and Historical Context?
The Geography of Their Political Economie?
Central Asia
The Middle East and North Afric?
Douglas L. Johnson
Physical and Cultural Environments?
The Mediterranean Crescent: Maximizing Limited Resources?
The Gulf States: Living on Oi?
Africa South of the Sahar?
Samuel Aryeetey-Attoh
Legacy of Continuity and Change?
West, Central, and East Africa: Diversity in Developmen?
Southern Africa: Development in Transitio?
South Asia?
Christopher A. Airriess?
A Physical and Human Overview?
South Asia: India and Its Neighbor?
East Asia?
Christopher A. Airriess?
China and Its Pacific Rim Neighbor?
Southeast Asia?
Christopher A. Airriess?
Chapter Twelve
Simon Batterbury
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I love this textbook and I take world regional geography and it is a great class to learn from. It is an awesome textbook. I have learned a lot from this textbook in my World Geography class and I now know more about the United States and Canada and other countries just by reading the first two chapters in this textbook.
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