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Understanding World Regional Geography, 2nd Edition

Understanding World Regional Geography, 2nd Edition

Erin H. Fouberg, William G. Moseley

ISBN: ES8-1-119-53968-1

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Understanding World Regional Geography (UWRG) is a product designed to teach students to think and apply geographic concepts long after the course is over. UWRG draws from best practices in geography education and research in student learning to help students deepen their understanding of the world. This product includes features found in each section that help students learn to read cultural and physical landscapes, ask geographic questions, apply geographic concepts, and make connections. UWRG integrates 25 threshold concepts, teaches students how geographers apply these concepts, and then asks students to apply these key geographic concepts themselves. Understanding World Regional Geography helps students begin to grasp the complexities of the world and gives them the knowledge and thinking skills necessary to grow in their understanding of the world over their lifetimes.

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Chapter 1. Introduction to World Regional Geography
Chapter 2. Global Connections
Chapter 3. Geography of Development
Chapter 4. Subsaharan Africa
Chapter 5. Southwest Asia and North Africa
Chapter 6. South Asia
Chapter 7. Southeast Asia
Chapter 8. East Asia
Chapter 9. Europe
Chapter 10. North and Central Eurasia
Chapter 11. North America
Chapter 12. Latin America and the Caribbean
Chapter 13. Pacific
Chapter 14. World Regions and World Cities

- Revisions and updates to 6 included thematic base maps, focusing on the religion map.

- Expanded map questions and activities.

  • Understanding World Regional Geography introduces students to dozens of geographic concepts that they can integrate and apply to real-world situations. Across 14 chapters the authors highlight 25 Threshold Concepts that will help students learn to think geographically. Once they learn a threshold concept and apply it themselves, the will begin to integrate the concept in their thinking and can draw from it to learn new material and think geographically. When a Threshold Concept is introduced in depth, an icon appears (TC) and a definition is given at the bottom of the page. At the end of each chapter, the Creative and Critical Thinking Questions each integrate Threshold Concepts, which gives you an opportunity to apply Threshold Concepts to your surroundings and case studies from each world region.
  • Chapter Opener Featuring a single photograph and a short vignette, the authors draw students into reading the chapter. The goal of each chapter opener is to get students to think about their existing perception of a region.
  • Guest Field Notes: The authors invited colleagues to discuss their fieldwork-based research. Each guest field note includes a photograph and a vignette describing the fieldwork.
  • Using Geographic Tools This feature demonstrates, through real-world examples, how geographers use tools, including regions, mental maps, GIS, crowd-sourced maps, statistics, surveys, landscape analysis, and planning, to do geography. Each Using Geographical Tools entry includes a photo or map and two Thinking Geographically questions.
  • Reading the Physical Landscape Students are walked through the process of examining a physical landscape, identifying physical features, and understanding the processes that created the features in the landscape.
  • Reading the Cultural Landscape Students are walked through the process of examining a cultural landscape, identifying the visible imprint of humans and cultures on the landscape, and understanding the processes that shaped the landscape.
  • Your Turn: Geography in the Field Students are given the opportunity to analyze a photograph, make observations, ask questions, and think through answers. Each Your Turn: Geography in the Field feature includes at least two Thinking Geographically questions.