A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors

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Guilford Press, 2011 - Social Science - 448 pages
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Comprehensive and authoritative, this text offers an accessible introduction to post-Soviet Eurasia. Students get a solid grounding in the physical, cultural, political, and economic geography of this rapidly changing region. Core thematic chapters focus primarily on Russia but also incorporate relevant information on the other 14 former Soviet republics. Regional chapters provide concise discussions of each republic and of Russia's main regions. Student-friendly features include engaging vignettes, review questions, exercises, recommendations for further reading, and Internet resources. The volume's over 200 original maps, photographs, and other figures are also available as PowerPoint slides at the companion website.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
9
Chapter 3
22
Chapter 4
37
Chapter 5
51
Chapter 6
67
Chapter 7
79
Chapter 8
96
Chapter 19
291
Chapter 20
300
Chapter 21
317
Chapter 22
339
Chapter 23
350
Chapter 24
359
Chapter 25
369
Chapter 26
383

Chapter 9
121
Chapter 10
137
Chapter 11
151
Chapter 12
167
Chapter 13
183
Chapter 14
199
Chapter 15
219
Chapter 16
241
Chapter 17
261
Chapter 18
277
Chapter 27
391
Chapter 28
400
Chapter 29
408
Chapter 30
415
Chapter 31
424
Chapter 32
435
Index
441
About the Author
448
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About the author (2011)

Mikhail S. Blinnikov is Professor of Geography and Graduate Coordinator at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He is a native of Moscow, Russia, and has traveled widely and conducted extensive fieldwork in the former Soviet Union. Dr. Blinnikov's research and publications focus on the late Pleistocene biogeography of grasslands; phytolith analysis; remote sensing/geographic information systems; protected natural areas and green spaces in and near cities; young-naturalist movements and nongovernmental organizations; and Orthodox religious landscapes.

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