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The World Today: Concepts and Regions in Geography, 5th Edition

The World Today: Concepts and Regions in Geography, 5th Edition

Harm J. de Blij, Peter O. Muller, Jan Nijman, Antoinette M. G. A. WinklerPrins

ISBN: 978-0-470-64638-0

Oct 2010

528 pages

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This Fifth Edition of The World Today: Concepts and Regions in Geography maintains the quality you’ve come to expect from the foremost author team in geography.  It continues to showcase authoritative content, outstanding cartography, currency, and flexibility in a technology-rich package.

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INTRODUCTION.

WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES.

CHAPTER 1A EUROPE: DEFINING THE REALM.

CHAPTER 1B EUROPE: REGIONS OF THE REALM.

CHAPTER 2A RUSSIA: DEFINING THE REALM.

CHAPTER 2B RUSSIA: REGIONS OF THE REALM.

CHAPTER 3A NORTH AMERICA: DEFINING THE REALM.

CHAPTER 3B NORTH AMERICA: REGIONS OF THE REALM.

CHAPTER 4A MIDDLE AMERICA: DEFINING THE REALM.

CHAPTER 4B MIDDLE AMERICA: REGIONS OF THE REALM.

CHAPTER 5A SOUTH AMERICA: DEFINING THE REALM.

CHAPTER 5B SOUTH AMERICA: REGIONS OF THE REALM.

CHAPTER 6A SUBSAHARAN AFRICA: DEFINING THE REALM.

CHAPTER 6B SUBSAHARAN AFRICA: REGIONS OF THE REALM.

CHAPTER 7A NORTH AFRICA/SOUTHWEST ASIA: DEFINING THE REALM.

CHAPTER 7B NORTH AFRICA/SOUTHWEST ASIA: REGIONS OF THE REALM.

CHAPTER 8A SOUTH ASIA: DEFINING THE REALM.

CHAPTER 8B SOUTH ASIA: REGIONS OF THE REALM.

CHAPTER 9A EAST ASIA: DEFINING THE REALM.

CHAPTER 9B EAST ASIA: REGIONS OF THE REALM.

CHAPTER 10A SOUTHEAST ASIA: DEFINING THE REALM.

CHAPTER 10B SOUTHEAST ASIA: REGIONS OF THE REALM.

CHAPTER 11 THE AUSTRAL REALM.

CHAPTER 12 PACIFIC REALM AND POLAR FUTURES.

APPENDIX A METRIC STANDARD INTERNATIONAL (SI) AND CUSTOMARY UNITS AND THEIR CONVERSIONS.

APPENDIX B AREA AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FOR THE WORLD'S STATES.

GLOSSARY.

INDEX.

  • Innovative new two-part chapter structure allows for instructor customization 
  • Updated coverage of globalization in the introductory chapter and throughout the text
  • Stronger emphasis on environmental and demographic changes throughout
  • New and updated content in Chapter 8 (South Asia), revised by new co-author Jan Nijman, a specialist on this geographic realm
  • Revised content in Chapter 5 (South America), including new material on its political, cultural, and economic geography as well as its ongoing development
  • Expanded and updated content in Chapter 12 (Pacific Realm and Polar Futures)
  • All quantitative information and data updated to 2010 throughout the text and appendices
  • The most authoritative, accurate, and current brief World Regional Geography text available
  • Major Geographic Qualities of Each Realm
  • What’s Driving Geographic Change in the Realm