World Regions in Global Context

World Regions in Global Context

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For one-semester courses in world regional geography.World Regions in Global Context employs an explicitly global approach to world regional geography that examines the interconnections between people and places at different scales, and that brings to the introductory student the most current and powerful ideas in geography. The book features an emphasis on core regions, key cities, and distinctive landscapes that allows the authors to stress global connections while still maintaining the course's traditional focus on places at the local scale.show more

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  • Hardback | 680 pages
  • 212.3 x 280.9 x 28.2mm | 1,619.34g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130224847
  • 9780130224842

Table of contents

1. A World of Regions. The Power of Geography. Some Fundamental Concepts.Location. Understanding Maps. InterdependenceA World of Regions.The Regional Approach. Scale. Boundaries and Frontiers. Regionalism and Sectionalism.Places and Regions in a Changing World.The Interdependence of Regions. Globalization. Nature-Society Interactions. The Fast World and the Slow World.The Global Context: Some Important Patterns.Religion. Language. Population. Urbanization. Economic Development and Social Well-Being.Summary and Conclusions. Key Terms. Review Questions. Further Reading. Geography Matters: Globalization and Interdependence. Geography Matters: The Digital Divide. Geography Matters: Mobilization Against Globalization.2. The Foundations of World Regions. The Changing World.The Earth System. The World-System.Geographic Expansion, Integration, and Change.The Growth of Early Empires. The Geographic Foundations of the Modern World.Organizing the Core.The Division of Labor. Standardization of Time, Space, Measure, Value, and Money. Forging of National Identities and Construction of States. Controlling and Commodifying Nature. Development of Internal Infrastructures.Organizing the Periphery.Imperialism and Colonialism: Imposing New Geographies on the World. An International Division of Labor. Political and Cultural Geographies. Exploration and Exploitation. Development of Internal Infrastructures.Globalization and Economic Development.Deploying and Encountering Development. Five Key Factors of Globalization. Transnational Economic Integration.Summary and Conclusions. Key Terms. Review Questions. Further Reading. Geography Matters: Globalization and the Standardization of Space. Geography Matters: Railroads and Geographic Change. Geography Matters: How Politics and Culture Modify the Economics of Development.3. Europe. Environment and Society in Europe.Landforms and Landscapes. Climate. Environmental History.Europe in the World.Trade and the Age of Discovery. Industrialization and Imperialism. Eastern Europe's Interlude of State Socialism.The Peoples of Europe.The European Diaspora. Migration Within Europe. European Cultural Traditions. Culture and Ethnicity, Nations and States.Regional Change and Interdependence.Growth, Deindustrialization, and Reinvestment. The European Union. The Reintegration of Eastern Europe. Reinventing Europe: Place Marketing.Core Regions and Key Cities of Europe.Europe's Golden Triangle. The Southern Crescent.Distinctive Regions and Landscapes of Europe.Alpine Europe. Nordic Europe. The Danubian Plains. Mediterranean Europe.Summary and Conclusions. Key Terms. Review Questions. Further Reading. Film, Music, and Popular Literature. Geography Matters: European Exploration and the Age of Discovery. Geographies of Indulgence, Desire, and Addiction: Wine. Geography Matters: Kosovo. Geography Matters: New Infrastructure for an Integrated Europe. Sense of Place: Randstad Holland. Sense of Place: London's Docklands. A Day in the Life: Anne-Lise Bamberg. Sense of Place: Szeged. A Day in the Life: Daniela Stefani.4. The Russian Federation, Central Asia, and the Transcaucasus. Environment and Society in the Russian Federation, Central Asia, and the Transcaucasus.Landforms and Landscapes. Climate. Environmental History.The Russian Federation, Central Asia, and the Transcaucasus in the World.Muscovy and the Russian Empire. The Soviet Empire. New Realities.The Peoples of the Russian Federation, Central Asia, and the Transcaucasus.Languages and Ethnic Groups. The Russian Diaspora and Migration Streams. Nationalisms.Regional Change and Interdependence.Problems of Economic and Social Transformation.Core Regions and Key Cities of the Russian Federation, Central Asia, and the Transcaucasus.The Central Region. The Volga Region. The Urals.Distinctive Regions and Landscapes of the Russian Federation, Central Asia, and the Transcaucasus.The Tundra. The Central Siberian Taiga. The Steppes. The Central Asian Deserts.Summary and Conclusions. Key Terms. Review Questions. Further Reading. Film, Music, and Popular Literature. Geographies of Indulgence, Desire, and Addiction: Furs. A Day in the Life: Valeri Novikov. Geography Matters: Chechnya. Geography Matters: Moscow's Taxis. Geography Matters: Crime and Corruption. Geography Matters: Lake Baykal. Sense of Place: Imperial St. Petersburg. Sense of Place: Krasnoyarsk. Sense of Place: Khiva.5. The Middle East and North Africa. Environment and Society in the Middle East and North Africa.Landforms and Landscapes. Climate. Environmental History.The Middle East and North Africa in the World.Early Empires and Innovation. The Ottoman Empire, European Colonialism, and the Emergence of Modern States.Peoples of the Middle East and North Africa.Religion. Culture and Society. Migration and the Middle Eastern and North African Diaspora. Cities and Human Settlement.Regional Change and Interdependence.New Political Geographies and Regional Conflicts. Regional Alliances. Economic Development and Social Inequality.Core Regions and Key Cities of the Middle East and North Africa.The Oil States. The Eastern Mediterranean Crescent.Distinctive Regions and Landscapes of the Middle East and North Africa.The Maghreb. The Western Sahara.Summary and Conclusions. Key Terms. Review Questions. Further Reading. Film, Music, and Popular Literature. Sense of Place: The Environment and Tourism Promotion in Jordan. Geography Matters: Labeling the Middle East and North Africa. Sense of Place: Jerusalem. Geography Matters: Maghreb Workers in France. Geography Matters: The Islamic City. Sense of Place: United Arab Emirates. Geographies of Indulgence, Desire, and Addiction: Petroleum. A Day in the Life: Gharchak.6. Sub-Saharan Africa. Environment and Society in Sub-Saharan Africa.Landforms and Landscapes. Climate. Environmental History.Sub-Saharan Africa in the World.Human Origins and Early African History. The Colonial Period in Africa. Independence. South African History and Apartheid. The Cold War and Africa. Development, Debt, and Foreign Aid.Peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa.Urbanization. Sub-Saharan African Diaspora. Religion. Language and Ethnicity. Culture.Regional Change and Interdependence.Politics and Peace. Social and Economic Inequality. Gender Differences. Land Tenure. Development Debates. Agriculture and Development. Environment and Conservation.Core Regions and Key Cities of Sub-Saharan Africa.Southern Africa and Johannesburg. The West African Coast and the City of Lagos. The East African Highlands and Nairobi.Distinctive Regions and Landscapes of Sub-Saharan Africa.The Sahel. The Horn of Africa. Madagascar.Summary and Conclusions. Key Terms. Review Questions. Further Reading. Film, Music, and Popular Literature. Geographies of Indulgence, Desire, and Addiction: Diamonds. Geography Matters: Dams in Africa. Sense of Place: Zanzibar. Geography Matters: The Royal Geographical Society and Exploration. A Day in the Life: Balkissa Oumarou, Niger. Geography Matters: More People, Less Erosion, in Machakos, Kenya.7. North America. Environment and Society in North America.Landforms and Landscapes. Climate. Environmental History.North America in the World.North America Before the Europeans. Colonization and Independence. The Legacy of Slavery in the United States. European Settlement of the Continent. Urbanization, Industrialization, and Conflict. The Emergence of Consolidation of North American Hegemony.Peoples of North America.Immigration. Internal Migration in the United States and Canada. North American Cultural Contributions.Regional Change and Interdependence.The New Regional Economies. Restructuring the State. Wealth and Inequality. Environmental Challenges.Core Regions and Key Cities of North America.Pacific Rim and the New Economy. Cascadia and Internationalism. The North American Core.Distinctive Regions and Landscapes of North America.Northern Frontier. The Plains and Prairies. New West.Summary and Conclusions. Key Terms. Review Questions. Further Reading. Film, Music, and Popular Literature. Geographies of Indulgence, Desire, and Addiction: Tobacco. Geography Matters: Separatism in Quebec. Geography Matters: The New Economy. A Day in the Life: LaVerne Neal. Sense of Place: Yellowknife Sense of Place: Las Vegas.8. Latin America and the Caribbean. Environment and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean.Landforms and Landscapes. Climate. Environmental History.Latin America and the Caribbean in the World.The Colonial Experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. Independence Movements and the Export Boom. U.S. Dominance, Latin American Revolutions, and the Cold War. Import Substitution, the Debt Crisis, Neoliberalism, and NAFTA.The Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.History and Composition of the People of Latin America and the Caribbean. Population Growth and Urbanization. Migration. The Latin American and Caribbean Diaspora. Language and Cultural Traditions. Religion.Regional Change and Interdependence.Green Revolution and Land Reform. Continuing Inequality Between Social Classes. Drugs in Latin America.Core Regions and Key Cities of Latin America and the Caribbean.Central Mexico. Southeastern Brazil. U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Central Chile.Distinctive Regions and Landscapes of Latin America and the Caribbean.Amazon Basin. The Andes. Caribbean Islands. Central America.Summary and Conclusions. Key Terms. Review Questions. Further Reading. Film, Music, and Popular Literature. Geography Matters: Hurricane Mitch in Honduras. Sense of Place: Lake Titicaca. Geographies of Indulgence, Desire, and Addiction: Sugar. Sense of Place: Havana. Geography Matters: The Economic and Environmental Effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement. A Day in the Life: Yesenia. Geography Matters: The Panama Canal.9. East Asia. Environment and Society in East Asia.Landforms and Landscapes. Climate. Environmental History.East Asia in the World.Ancient Empires. Revolutionary China. Japan's Revolutions. East Asia in Today's World.Peoples of East Asia.Crowding and Population Policy. Migrations and Diasporas. Ethnicity. Cultural Traditions.Regional Change and Interdependence.Japan: Government, Industry, and Regional Development. China: Reform and Regional Inequality.Core Regions and Key Cities of East Asia.North China Plain. Central China. South China. Japan's Pacific Corridor. Taiwan. South Korea.Distinctive Regions and Landscapes of East Asia.Mongolia. China's Desert Northwest. The Tibetan Plateau.Summary and Conclusions. Key Terms. Review Questions. Further Reading. Films, Music, and Popular Literature. Geography Matters: Living with the Threat of an Earthquake. Sense of Place: Imperial Kyoto. Geographies of Indulgence, Desire, and Addiction: Silk. Sense of Place: North Korea. Geography Matters: Star TV in Asia. A Day in the Life: Miki Takasu. Geography Matters: Made in China. Geography Matters: The Three Gorges Dam. Sense of Place: The Guangxi Basin. Sense of Place: Taipei.10. Southeast Asia. Environment and Society in Southeast Asia.Landscapes and Landforms. Climate. Environmental History.Southeast Asia in the World.European Colonialism. The Second World War in Southeast Asia. Independence, the Cold War, and Vietnam. Economic Development and New Export Economies. The Crisis.Peoples of Southeast Asia.Migration and the Southeast Asian Diaspora. Urbanization. Ethnicity, Language, and Cultural Traditions.Regional Change and Interdependence.Inequality. Political Instability and Cooperation. Agricultural Development. Environment.Core Regions and Key Cities of Southeast Asia.Singapore and the Strait of Malacca. Bangkok and Central Thailand. Java and Jabotabek.Distinctive Regions and Landscapes of Southeast Asia.Mekong Basin. Borneo, Sulawesi, and Irian Jaya. The Philippines.Summary and Conclusions. Key Terms. Review Questions. Further Reading. Film Music, and Popular Literature. Geography Matters: The Spratly Islands. A Day in the Life: Chains of Love. Sense of Place: Bali. Sense of Place: Brunei. A Day in the Life: Cambodia and Deth Chrib. Geographies of Indulgence, Desire, and Addiction: Opium.11. South Asia. Environment and Society in South Asia.Landforms and Landscapes. Climate. Environmental History.South Asia in the World.Mughal India. The Raj. South Asia in Today's World.Peoples of South Asia.Urbanization. Population Policies. The South Asian Diaspora. Cultural Traditions. Ethnicity and Nationalism.Regional Change and Interdependence.Democracy and Political Freedom. India's Economic Transition. Poverty and Inequality. Environmental Issues.Core Regions and Key Cities of South Asia.The Upper Ganga Plains. The Indus Plains. The Damodar Valley and Hooghlyside. Eastern Gujarat. Mumbai-Pune. South India.Distinctive Regions and Landscapes of South Asia.The Mountain Rim. The Bengal Delta. The Decca Lava Plateau.Summary and Conclusions. Key Terms. Review Questions. Further Reading. Film, Music, and Popular Literature. Geography Matters: South Asia's Disappearing Megafauna. Geographies of Indulgence, Desire, and Addiction: Tea. Geography Matters: Afghanistan and Geopolitics. Geography Matters: Hinduism's Sacred Places. Sense of Place: Bollywood. Sense of Place: Bangalore's High-Tech Fast World. A Day in the Life: Bibi Gul. Geography Matters: Grameen Bank. A Day in the Life: Meenakshi Nagarajan.12. Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. Environment and Society in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.Landforms and Landscapes. Climate. Environmental History.Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific in the World.Early Exploration and Early Settlement. Merinos and Mines in Australia. New Zealand. Independence, Involvement in War, and Import Substitution. Reorientation to Asia and the Impacts of Global Economic Restructuring. Colonization of the Pacific Islands. The Second World War and Independence in the Pacific. The Pacific Islands in the Contemporary World System.Peoples of Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.Migration and Ethnic Composition. Oceanic Diasporas. Language and Religion. Culture and Society.Regional Change and Interdependence.Political Stability. Poverty and Inequality. Indigenous Issues and Multiculturalism. Climate Change and Ozone Depletion. Marine Disputes and Fisheries.Core Regions and Key Cities of Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.Southeastern Australia.Distinctive Regions and Landscapes of Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.The Outback. The Islands of the Pacific. Antarctica.Summary and Conclusions. Key Terms. Review Questions. Further Reading. Films, Music, and Popular Literature. Sense of Place: Great Barrier Reef. Geography Matters: The New Geography of Food and Agriculture. Geography Matters: Tuvalu and the New Geography of Communications. Geographies of Indulgence, Desire, and Addiction: Uranium in Oceania. A Day in the Life: The McSporran Family and Anna Creek Station.13. Future Regional Geography. Globalization and the Future of Regions.Predicting the Future. The Globalization Debates.Global Stratification, Regional Change.The Marginalized. The Elite. The Embattled.Sustainability and Regional Change.Resources and Development. Sustainability.Adjusting to the Future.Globalizing Culture and Cultural Dissonance. Globalization, Transnational Governance, and the State. Regional Integration and Fragmentation.Summary and Conclusions. Key Terms. Review Questions. Further Reading.World Data Appendix. Glossary. Photo Credits. Index.show more

About Sallie A. Marston

Sallie A. Marston. Sallie Marston received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has been a faculty member at the University of Arizona since 1986. Her teaching focuses on the historical, social, and cultural aspects of American urbanization, with particular emphasis on race, class, gender, and ethnicity issues. She received the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award in 1989. She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals. In 1994/1995 she served as interim director of Women's Studies and the Southwest Institute for Research on Women. She is currently a professor in, and serves as head of, the Department of Geography and Regional Development at the University of Arizona. Paul L. Knox. Paul Knox received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Sheffield, England. After teaching in the United Kingdom for several years, he moved to the United States in 1985 to take a position as professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech. His teaching centers on urban and regional development, with an emphasis on comparative study. In 1989 he received a university award for teaching excellence. He has written several books on aspects of economic geography, social geography, and urbanization. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and is co-editor on a series of books on world cities. In 1996 he was appointed to the position of University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where he currently serves as dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Diana M. Liverman. Diana Liverman received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California at Los Angeles and also studied at the University of Toronto, Canada, and University College London, England. Born in Accra, Ghana, she is currently a professor of geography and regional development and the director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. Her teaching focuses on global environmental issues and on Latin America; in 1993, she received a teaching award from Pennsylvania State University. Diana has served on several national and international advisory committees dealing with environmental issues, and has written recent journal articles and book chapters on topics such as natural disasters, climate change, and environmental policy in Mexico. She is an editor of the Journal of Latin American Geography.show more

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