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Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts, 17th Edition

Jan Nijman, Peter O. Muller, Harm J. de Blij

ISBN: 978-1-119-30189-9 November 2016 600 Pages

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With exceptional content, the 17th edition of Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts, maintains its position as the market-leading world regional geography title, with a new twist—a new lead author and new contributors who bring fresh and modern perspectives. The new edition specifically brings emphasis to urban geography and spatial techniques through new content features and Geographic Information Analysis (GIA) Modules. With its refined narrative and dynamic resources, Regions provides a great digital experience, giving students the ability to learn and explore world regional geography both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Introduction: World Regional Geography: A Global Perspective

Chapter 1: The North American Realm

Chapter 2: The Middle American Realm

Chapter 3: The South American Realm

Chapter 4: The European Realm

Chapter 5: The Russian/Central Asian Realm

Chapter 6: The North African/Southwest Asian Realm

Chapter 7: The Subsaharan African Realm

Chapter 8: The South Asian Realm

Chapter 9: The East Asian Realm

Chapter 10: The Southeast Asian Realm

Chapter 11: The Austral Realm

Chapter 12: Pacific Realm and Polar Futures

  • Contributors bring modern perspectives, and technology expertise to this edition. Specifically, Michael Shin, a specialist in GIS brings his expertise to the new GIA Modules; Richard Grant, an Africanist, brings a fresh perspective to the Africa chapters; and Ann-Margaret Esnard, an urban geographer, has contributed new content around urban planning.
  • GIA Modules powered by ESRI and ArcGIS, allow students to immediately interact with geography, rather than simply memorizing information. These modules are specifically designed to heighten geographical knowledge, increase spatial awareness and engage students in critical thinking.
  • Restructured Chapters provide a more concise and streamlined coverage of each region within one chapter. Also, the Regional chapters now begin with North America. 
  • WileyPLUS Learning Space is an easy way for students to learn, collaborate, and grow. Students can create a personalized study plan, assess progress along the way, and make deeper connections with the course material and each other. This collaborative learning environment provides immediate insight into strengths and problem areas through a combination of dynamic course materials and visual reports so that both you and your students can act on what’s most important.
  • WileyPLUS Learning Space with ORION provides students a personal, adaptive learning experience so they can build their proficiency on topics and use their study time most effectively. Using WileyPLUS Learning Space and ORION, students are able to learn complex geographic concepts more efficiently than just reading alone.