World Regional Geography
Cooperation and conflict, resource abundance and scarcity, poverty and prosperity, floods and droughts--all play roles in transforming the Earth's surface. This insightful text presents world regional geography as a way to comprehend the world's connections and continuous interplay between features of place, populations, resources, cultures, and political systems. Retaining its balanced cultural and physical geographic perspectives on the world's eight regions, the sixth edition includes new illustrations, examples, and cross-references to show students how human activities and natural processes reshape places and landscapes. From current information on the geographies of energy and terrorism to the repercussions of China's booming economy, WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY, Sixth Edition, presents a meaningful context to help students grasp the geographic issues underlying today's headlines. The result? Students develop their own deeper understanding of how the world works--and what can happen when natural events or human decisions make things go wrong.
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OBJECTIVES AND TOOLS OF WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PHYSICAL PROCESSES THAT SHAPE WORLD REGIONS
HUMAN PROCESSES THAT SHAPE WORLD REGIONS
A GEOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF EUROPE
A GEOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF RUSSIA AND THE NEAR ABROAD
A GEOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
A GEOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF MONSOON ASIA
A GEOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF OCEANIA
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