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World Regional Geography, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By Douglas L. Johnson, Viola Haarmann, Merrill L. Johnson, David L. Clawson

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jun 15, 2009

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For introductory courses in World Regional Geography.

Written by experts in their respective fields who are active in research, fieldwork, and teaching, this text teaches the character of the world’s people, with a central theme of human development, for an issues-oriented overview of each region. An emphasis on subregions (places within regions) allows instructors to explore specific locales as they teach the themes of the course. CourseSmart textbooks do not include any media or print supplements that come packaged with the bound book.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE
Basic Concepts and Ideas
 
Merrill L. Johnson, Douglas L. Johnson, Viola Haarmann
    What Is Geography and Should We Care?  
    Geography and Development in an Era of Globalization  
    Nature, Society, and Development 

CHAPTER TWO
The United States and Canada  

Merrill L. Johnson
    The Physical and Human Contexts for Development  
    The Geography of Economic Development  
    Challenges in a Developed Realm 

CHAPTER THREE
Latin America and the Caribbean  

David L. Clawson
    Physical Diversity and Cultural Heritage   
    Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean: Lands of Contrast  
    South America: Regions of Uneven Development  

CHAPTER FOUR
Europe   

Bella Bychkova-Jordan
    The European Habitat  
    Culture, Society, Economy   
    Political Geography  

CHAPTER FIVE
Northern Eurasia  

Robert Argenbright
    Physical Geography and Historical Context  
    The Geography of Their Political Economies 

CHAPTER SIX
Central Asia and Afghanistan

William C. Rowe

CHAPTER SEVEN
The Middle East and North Africa  

Douglas L. Johnson and Viola Haarmann
    Physical and Cultural Environments  
    The Mediterranean Crescent: Maximizing Limited Resources  
    The Gulf States: Living on Oil 

CHAPTER EIGHT
Africa South of the Sahara  

Samuel Aryeetey-Attoh
    Legacy of Continuity and Change  
    West, Central, and East Africa: Diversity in Development  
Southern Africa: Development in Transition 

CHAPTER NINE
South Asia   

Christopher A. Airriess
    A Physical and Human Overview  
    South Asia: India and Its Neighbors 

CHAPTER TEN
East Asia   

Christopher A. Airriess
    Japan  
    China and Its Pacific Rim Neighbors 

CHAPTER ELEVEN
Southeast Asia   

Christopher A. Airriess
      
CHAPTER TWELVE
Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands 

Simon Batterbury
 

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$71.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-67261-2