Oceania

Oceania : The Geography of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

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For junior- or senior-level courses that survey the geography of oceania found in departments of geography or anthropology.Acclaimed author, Tom McKnight, reflects the U.S.'s growing interest in the Pacific Ocean in his study of the overall geography of Australia, New Zealand, and the Asian nations that border the western side of the ocean.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 229 pages
  • 183.6 x 243.3 x 14.2mm | 503.6g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile
  • 0131236393
  • 9780131236394

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Now that the Pacific is the ocean of choice for Americans, Australialooms larger and larger in our consciousness. Not long ago, we were an Atlantic-oriented nation, but nowadays our trade and travel are increasingly focused upon the ocean to our west.show more

Table of contents

1. The Pacific Setting. 2. Australia: The Unique Land. 3. Peopling the Austral Continent. 4. Fruits of the Land: The Primary Industries. 5. Contemporary Australia. 6. Australian Regions. 7. Australian Problems and Projects. 8. New Zealand: The Land and the People. 9. New Zealand's Regional Variety. 10. Islands of the Pacific. Bibliography.show more