Contemporary World Regional Geography

Contemporary World Regional Geography

4th Edition

By Michael Bradshaw and Joseph Dymond and George White and Elizabeth Chacko

  • Copyright: 2012

  • Publication Date: Sep 27 2011

  • ISBN 10: 0073522864

  • ISBN 13: 9780073522869

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World Regional Geography is an exciting science that encompasses a wealth of information regarding geographical landscapes, cultural traditions, population patterns and economic resources. Contempo

World Regional Geography is an exciting science that encompasses a wealth of information regarding geographical landscapes, cultural traditions, population patterns and economic resources. Contemporary World Regional Geography, 4e provides a current, balanced geographical study of world issues through analysis of ten world regions and the countries in each. The authors integrate the themes of global connections and local voices and utilize a consistent structure within each chapter. Each chapter is organized to begin with environmental issues of the region followed by historical geography, which lead into the sections on the modern global era. The latter part of each chapter continues to be devoted to subregional subdivisions.

  • Language: English

  • Imprint: WCB/McGraw-Hill

  • Dimension: 9.2 x 21.1

  • Page Count: 640

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  • New and improved maps. Each new chapter opener is now a redrawn and enlarged full-page physical features map, or a two-page map in the case of Chapter 4: Russia and Neighboring Countries and Chapter 8: Northern Africa and Southwestern Asia. The new maps show major physical features, country boundaries, capital cities, and other major cities that students can easily reference while reading the chapter. Every map has been evaluated for size, labeling, and color consistency.
  • New information: The world in which we live is constantly changing. This edition features new information on population changes, migration, the global economy, gender (in)equality, conflict, and the environment. Globalization is causing some societies to become increasingly connected as they share products, styles, and ideas. At the same time, others remain disconnected, and often by choice. In either case, the world?s connections are continually changing.
  • Learning objectives have been added to each chapter to help guide both the instructor and students through the key content of the chapter.
  • Data tables. The United Nations developed the Gender Inequality Index (GII) to measure gender inequalities in and among countries for its Human Development Report 2010. This edition includes information about the GII and includes its numbers in every regional chapter?s data tables.
  • Global economic crisis. This text incorporates coverage of the 2008/2009 global economic crisis. Details are provided in most regional chapters about the local, regional, and global effects of the crisis. Further coverage incorporates documentation and analysis of the post-crisis recovery for many areas.
  • Natural disasters and human-environment issues. Unfolding crises are seamlessly integrated into the regional discussions of the human dimension of physical geography and environmental issues. Disaster coverage is also integrated into relevant political and economic discussion. The scale of impacts from local to global is analyzed to help students to appreciate how events in one part of the world can affect everyday life in others. Examples include earthquakes in Haiti and New Zealand, an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan.
  • Drug trafficking. We have updated and expanded coverage of drug trafficking from the Andean region of South America and related transshipment geographies through Mexico to markets such as the United States. Expanded coverage includes a discussion of Mexico?s rapid rise to control the supply and the increase in drug-related crime in northern Mexico near the United States border.
  • The Latin American left: New populism? The text features more discussion of strong state leadership in several Latin American countries, notably that of Evo Morales in Bolivia and Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Discussion centers on their influence on domestic peoples and policies, and on economic and political relationships with other countries in the region and with the United States.
  • Latin America?s role in the global economy. Regional coverage of Latin America includes expanded discussion of the key components of each country?s economy and the role and relationships local economies have with the global economy and international trade.
  • United States energy dependence. The text was updated to incorporate a discussion of the impact U.S. energy dependence has on both domestic policies and the domestic economy, and its impact on geopolitical decisions and relationships the United States has with countries in all world regions.
  • United States debt. Details were added to the North America economic analysis to include discussion of the impact of debt on United States policy and geopolitical relations.
  • Immigration. The existing immigration discussion was updated to include recent trends, the impact of the global economic crisis on immigration patterns in the United States, and the impact immigration is having on the urban geography of North America.
  • North America and United States influence on the global economy. The discussion of the influence of the United States economy on global trade and global economic well-being was expanded. Expanded coverage also includes more detail on significant components of both the U.S. and Canadian domestic economies.
  • Economic crisis in Europe. The recent world recession hit Europe particularly hard, and it has changed the relationships between the members of the European Union.
  • Russia as a world power. The changing global economy has changed Russia?s ability to act as a world power. Discussions include Russia?s invasion of South Ossetia.
  • Democratic uprisings in Northern Africa and Southwest Asia. New information on the democratic uprisings that have toppled governments in the region and how these new political changes relate to population pressures and economic developments.

Key Features

  • Personal View boxes focus on the life of an individual or family from the region.
  • Well-integrated pedagogical aids, such as ?Test Your Understanding? segments and ?Point-Counterpoint? boxes throughout promote student understanding and tackle challenging issues, teaching students to explore various sides of difficult topics. Two boxed pedagogical aids, ?Personal View? boxes and ?Geography At Work? boxes, portray ?geography in action,? offering a glimpse of what it?s like to live in another part of the world or to work in a geographic-related field. These boxes provide a local voice with an awareness of global connections.
  • The text?s website offers a wealth of online study aids for students as well as teaching aids for instructors. It includes: interactive chapter quizzing, Google Earth Exercises, and base maps with labeling exercises.
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  • A partnership with Klett-Perthes Verlag that will give McGraw-Hill customers an exclusive 30% discount on any item from the KPV catalog of maps and geographic resources. KPV now offers 3 new CD?s with videos and animations on the topics of: Temperate Latitudes, Cold Zones, and Plate Tectonics.

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1 Globalization and World Regions

2 Concepts in World Regional Geography

3 Europe

4 Russia and Neighboring Countries

5 East Asia

6 Southeast Asia

7 South Asia

8 Norther

Table of Contents

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1 Globalization and World Regions

2 Concepts in World Regional Geography

3 Europe

4 Russia and Neighboring Countries

5 East Asia

6 Southeast Asia

7 South Asia

8 Northern Africa and Southwestern Asia

9 Africa South of the Sahara

10 Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica

11 Latin America

12 North America

13 A World of Geography

Glossary of Key Terms

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About the Authors

Michael Bradshaw

Bradshaw taught geography at the College of St. Mark & John (Plymouth, England) for 22 years. His research has focused on the impact of US federal programs in Appalachia.

Joseph Dymond

George White

Elizabeth Chacko