Presenting an entry level, introductory, systemic and regional survey, this book will quickly get readers up to speed on the European landscape. It uses the European Union as an organizing focus while discussing modern events in two sections. The systematic section covers the environment, cultural geography, population, settlement systems, economies, and political geography. The regional section examines Europe on a country-by-country basis.
Table of Contents
Introduction. The European Union. Part I. Systematic Survey. Chapter 1. Physical Environments. Chapter 2. Cultural Geography. Chapter 3. Population Growth, Distribution, Density and Migration. Chapter 4. Settlement Patterns: Farms, Villages, Towns and Cities. Chapter 5. Economic Geography: Agriculture, Industry and Services. Chapter 6. Political Geography. Regional Survey: The Countries of Europe. Part II. The Core of EU. Chapter 7. France and the Benelux Countries. Chapter 8. Germany and Italy. Part III. Enlargement in the Twentieth Century. Chapter 9. Denmark,Ireland, and the UK. Chapter 10. Southern Europe: Greece, Spain and Portugal. Chapter 11. Yes and No in the Nineties: Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland. Part IV. Enlargement in the Twenty First Century. Chapter 12. Eastward Expansion 2004: The Baltics, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Slovenia. Chapter 13. Eastward Expansion 2007: Bulgaria and Romania. The Balkans in waiting. Part V. Regional Survey: Russia and former Soviet Socialist Republics. Chapter 14. Belarus, the Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and Russia. Part VI. The Mediterranean Fringe. Chapter 15. Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, and Gibraltar. Chapter 16. The European Union and the Wider World.