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Cengage Learning’s FUNDAMENTALS OF WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with comprehensive text content for one semester/quarter courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital MindTap alternative, it’s never been easier to better understand the eight world regions, including the historical, cultural, economic, political, and physical aspects that create regional unity, give them personality, and make them newsworthy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
World Regional Geography by Finlayson provides a concise and accessible introduction to the major concepts in Geography through an exploration of the world's regions. This innovative textbook, which has been downloaded over 15,000 times in more than 30 countries, approaches geography as experts understand the discipline, focusing on connections between places and an in-depth understanding of core themes. This thematic approach provides students with an introduction to thinking geographically and an in-depth understanding of the geography of our world. Table of Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Europe 3. Russia 4. North America 5. Middle and South America 6. Sub-Saharan Africa 7. North Africa and Southwest Asia 8. South Asia 9. East and Southeast Asia 10. Oceania
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Shows how individuals are affected by, and respond to, economic, social, and political forces at all levels of scale: global, regional and local. It offers an inclusive picture of people in a globalizing world - men, women, children, both mainstream and marginalized citizens - not as seen from a western perspective, but as they see themselves. Core topics of physical, economic, cultural, and political geography are examined from a contemporary perspective, based on authoritative insights from recent geographic theory and examples from countries from around the world.
Pulling from an impressive team of ten authors, each chapter in this book has been authored by an expert in the region to provide the utmost accuracy and relevancy. World Regional Geography, 10/e explores 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) enables readers to explore specific locales. An economic development themeoffers a more conceptual treatment than the traditional coverage of this topic. Basic Concepts and Ideas; The United States and Canada; Latin America and the Caribbean; Europe; Northern Eurasia; Central Asia and Afghanistan; The Middle East and North Africa; Africa South of the Sahara; South Asia; East Asia; Southeast Asia; Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. A useful reference for anyone who wants to learn more about the different regions of the world.
"This book will serve instructors teaching World Regional Geography who prefer the versatility afforded by a brief book, and will provide foundational materials to teach the course"--
Pulsipher’s World Regional Geography shows the rich diversity of human life and demystifies global issues by representing the daily lives of men, women, and children in the various regions of our globe. The eighth edition continues to make these global issues accessible to students through a thematic framework, new learning outcomes and new end of chapter support for students. This text comes with homework help SaplingPlus, an online solution that combines an e-book of the text, Pulsipher’s powerful multimedia resources, and the robust problem bank of Sapling Learning. Every problem entered by a student will be answered with targeted feedback, allowing your students to learn with every question they answer.
This text presents "World Regional Geography" as a way to make sense of the interplay among features of place, population, resources, and cultural systems. -Back cover.
Essentials of World Regional Geography, 3e gives readers an approach that combines fundamental geographical elements, internal regional diversity, and contemporary issues. This approach allows serious discussion of cultural and environmental issues, as well as political and economic issues. White Essentials of World Regional Geography, 3e encourages students to consider what it means to be part of a global community and to develop their geographical understandings of world events. Essentials of World Regional Geography has chapter openings with a physical features map of the region, which includes short accounts of people or events to provide a personal flavor of the region, an outline of the chapter contents, and a short section placing the region in its wider global context. Each regional chapter is consistently organized by three sections. The first section summarizes the distinctive physical and human geographies of the region; the second section explores the internal diversity of the region at subregional, selected country, and local levels. The third section focuses on a selection of contemporary issues that are important to the people of each region and frequently have implications for the rest of the world. Each regional chapter follows the same framework, allowing students to easily make comparisons from one world region to the next. This new edition now offers a suite of digital resources including ConnectPlus, LearnSmart, and SmartBook!
"World Regional Geography: The New Global Order provides a geographical study of world issues through analysis of nine world regions and the countries in each. Political, demographic, economic, cultural, and environmental themes are developed in their geographic, spatial, context. The first two chapters of the text consider geographic approaches to studies of the 21st Century world and the geographic principles that underpin world regional geography. The book is organized to emphasize the comparisons among world regions and the interdependent relationships that are increasing through globalization. At the same time, the processes of localization are continuing to focus attention on local regions within countries and the desire of their peoples for a degree of autonomy. The organization of the regional chapters (3-11) and the inclusion of comparable diagrams and maps within each chapter reinforce the comparative aspect. Instructors and students will have access to PowerWeb, a course-specific website developed with the help of instructors teaching the course to provide you and your students with curriculum-based materials, updated weekly assessments, informative and timely world news, refereed web links, and much more.
- Author : Christopher L. Salter
- Publisher : Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
- Release Date : 2005-05
- Genre : Science
- Pages : 192
- ISBN : 0534466176
Succeed in the course with this Study Guide for ESSENTIALS OF WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY, filled with chapter objectives, critical thinking problems and a variety of self-test questions and answers.
This workbook contains basemaps of the major realms, including: North America, Middle America, South America, Europe, Russia/Central Asia, North Africa/Southwest Asia, Subsaharan Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Austral Realm, and the Pacific Realm. The workbook contains activities intended for use with the blank basemaps, along with assessment questions for each realm. The activities and questions will teach students to: interpret maps/be able to explain what each map shows. identify the most critical parts of any map. understand the static nature of maps. understand the difference between spatial and non-spatial data. form a much better understanding of the scale involved when maps are used. improve spatial reasoning/thinking skills. make inferences and draw conclusions about countries and regions based on information presented within maps.
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Filled with the rich diversity of human life, yet exceptionally concise, World Regional Geography Concepts humanizes geographic issues by representing the daily lives of women, men, and children in the various regions of the globe. As in their more comprehensive text, World Regional Geography, Lydia and Alex Pulsipher make global patterns of trade and consumption meaningful for students by showing how these patterns affect environments and people at the local level. And at around 450pages, it remains the ideal length for covering all of the world’s regions in one semester. The new edition offers more streamlined and consistent chapter structure, a wealth of new information and images, and its own dedicated version of LaunchPad, W.H. Freeman’s new online course space featuring a fully integrated e-Book, LearningCurve adaptive quizzing, a rich collection of student media resources, and easy setup, assessment, and course management options for instructors. To order this book packaged with LaunchPad please order package isbn 978-1-319-01720-0.
The Third Edition of this well-received geography text maintains the approach of previous editions, describing how and why geographic factors create broad global contrasts. There are more maps, vignettes, and case studies plus increased coverage of Africa, Latin America and Asia. Each chapter contains an overview covering all new concepts. Key terms are defined as they appear and all statistics have been updated into the mid-1980s.