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    DescriptionThis shorter version of the highly successful "Contemporary World Regional Geography, 3e" gives readers a fresh new 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. The main innovation in this completely rewritten text is in the ordering of the material covered. While other texts cut photos, illustrations, and boxed material from their WRG books, this essentials version is a completely rewritten text by the authors of "Contemporary World Regional Geography, 3e". Each of the nine regional chapters opens with a one- or two-page map of the region, 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. Students are encouraged to consider what it means to be part of a global community and to develop their geographical understandings of world events. The authors have created a text that is readable, with a consistent structure within chapters, containing superior maps and illustrations, and finally - to offer a concise and more affordable text.

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    Essentials of World Regional Geography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Chacko, By (author) Michael Bradshaw, By (author) Joseph Dymond, By (author) George White
    Physical properties
    Format: Undefined
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 272 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 885 g
    ISBN 13: 9780073369334
    ISBN 10: 0073369330

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.9T
    BIC E4L: GEO
    BIC subject category V2: RG
    DC22: 910
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16630
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    BISAC V2.8: SCI030000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV000000
    LC classification: G116 .B72 2011
    Thema V1.0: WT, RG
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
    Imprint name
    McGraw Hill Higher Education
    Publication date
    01 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    George W. White grew up inOakland, California. He pursuedgraduate work in Eugene, Oregon,completing a Ph.D. at theUniversity of Oregon. He thenmoved to Frostburg. Joe Dymond earned a masterof science degree from PennsylvaniaState University in1994, and a master of naturalsciences degree from LouisianaState University in 1999.
    Table of contents
    1 Essentials of World Regional Geography 2 Europe 3 Russia and Neighboring Countries 4 East Asia 5 Southeast Asia 6 South Asia 7 Northern Africa and Southwestern Asia 8 Africa South of the Sahara 9 Australia, Oceania and Antarctica 10 Latin America 11 North America