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Essentials of world regional geography

As the authors of Contemporary World Regional Geography, we are pleased to bring you the third edition of Essentials of World Regional Geography. We created this text because many instruc¬tors teach under circumstances that make a shorter, streamlined text more desirable than the standard world regional text. It has its own unique features. In preparing this text, we adopted a fresh approach that combines fundamental geographical elements, internal regional diversity, and contemporary issues. These allow serious discussion of cultural and environmental issues along with political and economic changes, for example, in Russia and China. The shorter length and distinctive approach were received enthusiastically by nearly all our reviewers.
The main innovations are in the ordering of the text. Each of the 11 regional chapters opens with a full-page (or larger) map of the region, short accounts of people or events to provide a personal flavor of the region, an outline of the chapter contents, and a short section placing the region in its wider global context. Each chapter has three further sections. The first summarizes the distinctive physical and human geographies of the region; the second explores the internal diversity of the region at sub-regional, selected country, and local scales. These take forward our commitment to the comparative nature of world regional geography. The third section focuses on a selection of contem¬porary issues that are important to the people of each region and frequently have implications for the rest of the world. Many of these issues are highly contested, with opposing factions having dramatically differing viewpoints. We have outlined these views in debate formats to help students understand them. Reviewing instructors were enthusiastic about the teaching value of this overall approach.
The opening chapter contains a discussion of the basis and value of world regional geography and overviews of the main relevant aspects of physical and human geography. Students are introduced to the maps and diagrams that are features of each chapter to encourage comparative study and familiarization with the set of illustrations chosen. Maps take a prominent role, and photos throughout the text provide windows on the elements of the regional geographies. We know that students are inter¬ested in how geography can be used in the workplace, and so each chapter ends with a personal example of work in progress.


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910 Whi e
Penerbit Mc Graw-Hill : New York.,
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xx, 388 hal. : il. ; 28 cm.
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