Well respected for its "profile" chapter organization and complete and accurate coverage, FUNDAMENTALS OF WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY is now available in this concise Advantage Books format at a more affordable price! Specifically designed for the one-semester or one-quarter course, the text focuses on each region as a whole, emphasizing their roles in the world domain, while still exploring the critical sub-regional issues that make up each region's unique identity.
Following three introductory chapters that provide the basic concepts, tools, and vocabulary for the world regional chapter, the remaining chapters of the text each focus on one of the eight world regions, describing the historical, cultural, economic, political, and physical aspects that create regional unity, give them personality, and make them newsworthy. This big picture approach, perfect for one-semester courses, places each region in a more global perspective, encouraging students to develop their own worldview. Unlike other brief world regional geography texts, however, FUNDAMENTALS OF WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY does not ignore or downplay subregional issues. The final section of each regional chapter looks at numerous specific issues and landscapes within the region that have broad implications for the rest of the region as a whole and how those issues impact other global regions.
Table of Contents
1. Objectives and Tools of World Regional Geography.
2. Physical Processes that Shape World Regions.
3. Human Processes that Shape World Region
5. Russia and Near Abroad.
6. The Middle East and North Africa.
7. Monsoon Asia.
9. Sub-Saharan Africa.
10. Latin America.
11. The United States and Canada.