The Third Edition of this well-received geography text maintains the approach of previous editions, describing how and why geographic factors create broad global contrasts. There are more maps, vignettes, and case studies plus increased coverage of Africa, Latin America and Asia. Each chapter contains an overview covering all new concepts. Key terms are defined as they appear and all statistics have been updated into the mid-1980s.
Table of Contents
PEOPLE, PLACES, AND POVERTY: ISSUES IN WORLD GEOGRAPHY. The Human Factor: Focus of Regional Geography. The Environmental Factor: Resources and Development. The Human Equation: The Central Issue. THE WORLD OF WEALTH: REGIONS AND PROBLEMS. Europe: An Industrialized Market Economy. Regional Variations in Development in the Industrialized Core Area of the World. The Anglo-American Realm. Australia and New Zealand: Outposts of the Developed World. The Soviet Union: The Communist Alternative. Japan: A Unique Pattern of Development. THE WORLD OF POVERTY: CHARACTERISTICS AND CHALLENGES. Asia and the Oriental World: Population, Poverty, and Change. The Indian Subcontinent: The Democratic Revolution and Economic Development. China: Modernization and Communism. Southeast Asia and the Pacific: The Colonial Heritage. The Middle East and North Africa: Cradle of Civilization, Center of Conflict. Africa: The Industrialized Subsaharan Developed Regions. Latin America: Focus of Change in the Western Hemisphere. THE WORLD OF TOMORROW: ISSUES FOR TODAY. Tomorrow's Issues: World Society or World Conflict. Index.