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World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization

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Copyright Year: 2016

ISBN 13: 9781946135278

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

Language: English

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Reviewed by Richard Miller, lecturer, Kapiolani Community College on 3/29/21

This book is fairly comprehensive and timely. It covers the world in a fairly standard regionalization and provides material on different dimensions of culture in each chapter. The introductory chapter could go a little more into the melding of... read more

Reviewed by James Tjaden, Ph D, Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri - Kansas City on 12/3/18

This book approaches each region in a well-organized, comprehensive way. Regions are introduced using standard geographic factors such as the Koppen climate typology, geology, and the affects of weather. Geographic interpretations of population,... read more

Reviewed by Alise Lamoreaux, Adult Basic & Secondary Education, Lane Community College on 6/20/17

The book achieves its stated goal of being “…designed for students to experience and study as much of the world as possible within a limited amount of time….” The book is written in a “student friendly” manner that encourages students who may... read more

Reviewed by Selima Sultana, Professor, University of North Carolina on 12/5/16

With the rise in the cost of textbooks, many students avoid buying textbooks and instead, try to rely heavily on lecture notes, which cannot cover course material alone. So, many instructors are mostly concerned to find an open textbook that would... read more

Reviewed by Andrea Williams, Director of International Studies, Colorado State University on 1/7/16

The book provides a comprehensive, if somewhat superficial, introduction to the subject of geography. It does a good job of covering all world regions, but it falls short of its stated goal to present geography as the study of the world as a... read more

Reviewed by Randy Morris, Geography Instructor, Portland Community College on 1/7/16

The focus of this text is "regional geography", and it carries this out very well, especially considering that this text can save student upwards of $100. While the concept of "region" in geography can be problematic, it is part of the range of... read more

Reviewed by Benjamin Timms, Associate Professor, California Polytechnic State University on 7/15/14

For an open access textbook this is a comprehensive and serviceable resource for classes in world regional geography. It begins with an introductory chapter that covers, in a rather basic fashion, human and physical geography and then progresses... read more

Reviewed by David Sibley, Adjunct Professor, University of Northwestern - St. Paul on 7/15/14

The book attempts to cover both the basics of geography and specifics about the different regions of the world. As such the author needed to chose which concepts to include that would be necessary when studying the different regions. Concepts... read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to the World
  • Chapter 2: Europe
  • Chapter 3: Russia
  • Chapter 4: North America
  • Chapter 5: Middle America
  • Chapter 6: South America
  • Chapter 7: Subsaharan Africa
  • Chapter 8: North Africa and Southwest Asia
  • Chapter 9: South Asia
  • Chapter 10: East Asia
  • Chapter 11: Southeast Asia
  • Chapter 12: Australia and New Zealand
  • Chapter 13: The Pacific and Antarctica

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  • About the Book

    World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization is designed for students to experience and study as much of the world as possible within a limited amount of time. It gives students the fundamental concepts and the latest data regarding world places in a concise, easy-to-read format.

    This World Regional Geography textbook focuses on the primary issues that have created our cultural and societal structures, and presents them within a framework for global understanding. A pattern of development is outlined from the imprint that European colonialism had on culture to the impact that giant retail corporations like Wal-Mart have on consumerism.

    Within this framework, the textbook takes a regional approach to globalization and world geography, as each chapter focuses on one subject or region. The first unit covers the basic concepts of location, the environment, and global economic dynamics. Then, these basic concepts, theories, and principles are presented for each region on a chapter-by-chapter basis.

    The basic concepts are covered using real world examples to provide purpose and relevance for the students. And each lesson begins with learning objectives and ends with key takeaways to stimulate critical thinking about each topic or region. Basic spatial concepts are also tracked throughout the text to connect ideas and apply concepts to every region of the world. Special sections on relevant topics are also distributed throughout the book.

    With each chapter focused on one region, the textbook provides professors with some course management and flexibility. The text is also brief enough to provide additional flexibility if professors want to include specialized information from outside sources.

    World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization provides students with a working knowledge of world geography in an easy-to-read format. Basic geographic concepts of world places are presented in concise chapters, and each chapter provides a foundational framework for understanding the development patterns of world regions. See for yourself and take a look at the book today!

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