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The World Today: Concepts and Regions in Geography, 6th Edition

The World Today: Concepts and Regions in Geography, 6th Edition

ISBN: ES8-1-118-41159-9

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Now in a new edition, this book synthesizes the most important geographic concepts and presents them in a concise fashion. Its engaging, up-to-date information and materials bring the world to life and help users understand the interconnectedness of regions. For the first time ever, this book has a 'Voices' feature that allows real people around the world to talk about what it is like to live where they do. In addition, it highlights the most important concepts using a streamlined pedagogy and presents all content online organized by learning objectives. This, along with the customization available through Wiley Custom Select, makes it the ideal book for a one-semester course.

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INTRODUCTION

WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES 2

CHAPTER 1A EUROPE: DEFINING THE REALM 32

CHAPTER 1B EUROPE: REGIONS OF THE REALM 52

CHAPTER 2A RUSSIA: DEFINING THE REALM 80

CHAPTER 2B RUSSIA: REGIONS OF THE REALM 100

CHAPTER 3A NORTH AMERICA: DEFINING THE REALM 116

CHAPTER 3B NORTH AMERICA: REGIONS OF THE REALM 136

CHAPTER 4A MIDDLE AMERICA: DEFINING THE REALM 150

CHAPTER 4B MIDDLE AMERICA: REGIONS OF THE REALM 166

CHAPTER 5A SOUTH AMERICA: DEFINING THE REALM 186

CHAPTER 5B SOUTH AMERICA: REGIONS OF THE REALM 202

CHAPTER 6A SUBSAHARAN AFRICA: DEFINING THE REALM 228

CHAPTER 6B SUBSAHARAN AFRICA: REGIONS OF THE REALM 248

CHAPTER 7A NORTH AFRICA/SOUTHWEST ASIA: DEFINING THE REALM 272

CHAPTER 7B NORTH AFRICA/SOUTHWEST ASIA: REGIONS OF THE REALM 292

CHAPTER 8A SOUTH ASIA: DEFINING THE REALM 322

CHAPTER 8B SOUTH ASIA: REGIONS OF THE REALM 342

CHAPTER 9A EAST ASIA: DEFINING THE REALM 366

CHAPTER 9B EAST ASIA: REGIONS OF THE REALM 384

CHAPTER 10A SOUTHEAST ASIA: DEFINING THE REALM 404

CHAPTER 10B SOUTHEAST ASIA: REGIONS OF THE REALM 422

CHAPTER 11 THE AUSTRAL REALM 442

CHAPTER 12 PACIFIC REALM AND POLAR FUTURES 460

APPENDIX A METRIC STANDARD INTERNATIONAL (SI) AND CUSTOMARY UNITS AND THEIR CONVERSIONS A-1

APPENDIX B AREA AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA FOR THE WORLD’S STATES B-1

ADDITIONAL APPENDICES AND OTHER MATERIAL AVAILABLE ONLINE: Using the Maps www.wiley.com/college/deblij

Opportunities in Geography www.wiley.com/college/deblij

Pronunciation Guide www.wiley.com/college/deblij

Concept Caching Website www.wiley.com/college/deblij

References and Further Readings www.wiley.com/college/deblij

GLOSSARY GL-1

INDEX I-1

  • New sections that explain the fundamental issues and that profile the countries most at risk.
  • New material on the housing crisis and foreclosures. 
  • New material is introduced on the predicament of small-island developing economies that prevail in the Caribbean Basin. 
  • New photos, maps, and field notes, as well as new text on Indian Ocean geopolitics, gender issues, demographic concerns, India’s economic rise, and Pakistan’s challenges.
  • 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