Western Europe: Geographical Perspectives
Longman Scientific & Technical, 1989 - 11030 - Western Europe - 20030 - social conditions - 1980-1989 - 20020 - 224 pages
This selection of themes concentrates on the economic and social challenges of the 1980s, aiming to provide an understanding of the human geography of Western Europe. Rather than emphasizing the uniqueness of each of the 18 states of Western Europe, it attempts to draw out common characteristics and shared problems while always recognizing spatial variations in their expression. introductory level, with a British undergraduate audience in mind. This edition contains a new chapter on the important service sector.
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