Fundamentals of World Regional Geography (PCK)

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Fundamentals of World Regional Geography (PCK)

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Table of Contents

    Objectives and Tools of World Regional
Geography
Welcome to World Regional Geography 1 (2)
The Language of Maps 3 (7)
Scale 3 (1)
Coordinate Systems 3 (3)
Projections 6 (1)
Symbolization 7 (1)
World Regions and Other Mental Maps 7 (3)
More Key Concepts of Geography 10 (1)
Geography, Geographers, and You 11
Definitions and Insights: Core Location 4 (12)
and Peripheral Location
Physical and Human Processes That Shape 16 (34)
World Regions
Patterns of Climate and Vegetation 17 (6)
Precipitation 17 (3)
Temperature 20 (1)
Climate and Vegetation Types 21 (2)
Biodiversity 23 (4)
Global Environmental Change 27 (3)
The Revolutions That Have Changed the 30 (3)
Earth
Hunting and Gathering 30 (1)
The Agricultural Revolution 31 (1)
The Industrial Revolution 31 (2)
The Geography of Development 33 (7)
Measures of Development 33 (2)
Causes of Disparities 35 (1)
Environmental Impacts of 36 (3)
Underdevelopment
Two Types of Overpopulation 39 (1)
Population Geography 40 (6)
Population Concepts and Characteristics 42 (1)
The Demographic Transition: Will the 43 (3)
LDCs Complete It?
Where to from Here? 46
Geography of Energy: The Kyoto Protocol 29 (7)
Definitions and Insights: Globalization: 36 (2)
The Process and the Backlash
Definitions and Insights: The Fuelwood 38 (1)
Crisis
Definitions and Insights: The Second Law 39 (2)
of Thermodynamics
Definitions and Insights: The Language of 41 (4)
Human Migration
Definitions and Insights: Lifeboat Ethics 45 (5)
Europe 50 (46)
Area and Population 51 (4)
Physical Geography and Human Adaptation 55 (8)
Distinguishing Physical Characteristics 55 (4)
Europe's Varied Landscapes 59 (2)
Climate and Vegetation Patterns 61 (1)
Rivers and Waterways 62 (1)
Cultural and Historical Geographies 63 (5)
Language and Ethnicity 63 (3)
Belief Systems 66 (1)
European Impacts Abroad 67 (1)
Economic Geography 68 (4)
Supremacy and Decline 68 (2)
Postindustrial Europe 70 (1)
Land and Sea in the European Economies 70 (2)
Geopolitical Issues 72 (4)
East Versus West 72 (1)
The European Union 72 (3)
Houses Divided? 75 (1)
Regional Issues and Landscapes 76
The European Core 76 (6)
Northern Europe 82 (1)
Eastern Europe 83 (6)
Southern Europe 89
Regional Perspective: Europe's 56 (9)
Immigration Issues
Definitions and Insights: Devolution 65 (6)
Definitions and Insights: Genetically 71 (25)
Modified (GM) Foods and ``Food Fights''
Russia and the Near Abroad 96 (44)
Area and Population 98 (1)
Physical Geography and Human Adaptations 99 (8)
The Roles of the Climates and Vegetation 101(3)
The Role of Rivers 104(2)
The Role of Topography 106(1)
Cultural and Historical Geographies 107(7)
A Babel of Languages 107(1)
Vikings, Byzantines and Tatars 107(2)
The Empire of the Russians 109(2)
Russia and the Soviet Union: Tempered 111(3)
by Revolution and War
Economic Geography 114(4)
The Communist Economic System 114(1)
Economic Roots of the Second Russian 115(1)
Revolution
Russia: A Misdeveloped Country? 116(2)
Geopolitical Issues 118(11)
Within Russia 118(1)
Russia and the Near Abroad 119(6)
The Far Abroad 125(4)
Regional Issues and Landscapes 129
The Slavic Coreland 129(4)
Russia's Northern Lands 133(1)
The Caucasus 133(1)
Central Asia 134
Definitions and Insights: Regional Names 99 (3)
of Russia and the Near Abroad
Definitions and Insights: The Russian 102(4)
Cross
The World's Great Rivers: The Volga 106(4)
Definitions and Insights: Russia and 110(2)
Other Land Empires
Geography of the Sacred: Stalingrad 112(10)
Problem Landscape Chechnya 122(2)
Geography of Terrorism: Georgia's Pankisi 124(2)
Gorge
Geography of Energy: Oil in the Caspian 126(14)
Basin
The Middle East and North Africa 140(52)
Area and Population 141(4)
Physical Geography and Human Adaptations 145(8)
Hot, Dry and Barren, but, in Places 145(4)
Damp and Forested
The Middle Eastern Ecological Trilogy: 149(1)
Villager, Pastoral Nomad and Urbanite
The Village Way of Life 150(1)
The Pastoral Nomadic Way of Life 150(2)
The Urban Way of Life 152(1)
Cultural and Historical Geographies 153(7)
The Promised Land of the Jews 154(3)
Christianity: Death and Resurrection in 157(1)
Jerusalem
The Message of Islam 158(2)
Economic Geography 160(1)
Geopolitical Issues 161(10)
Chokepoints 161(3)
Access to Oil 164(1)
Access to Fresh Water 165(2)
Terrorism 167(4)
Regional Issues and Landscapes 171
Israel and Palestine 171(6)
Egypt and the Sudan 177(1)
The Gulf Oil Region 178(6)
Turkey: Where East Meets West 184(2)
Afghanistan: Rugged, Strategic, 186
Devastated
Perspectives From the Field: Way-Finding 151(5)
in the Desert
Geography of the Sacred: Jerusalem 156(3)
Definitions and Insights: Sunni and 159(3)
Shi'ite Muslims
Geography of Energy: Middle Eastern Oil 162(6)
Pipelines
Geography of Terrorism: What Does 168(24)
al-Qa'ida Want?
Monsoon Asia 192(64)
Area and Population 193(4)
Physical Geography and Human Adaptations 197(8)
Climate and Vegetation 199(2)
Agricultural Adaptations 201
Settlement Patterns 103(102)
Cultural and Historical Geographies 205(7)
Religions 206(4)
European Colonization and Contemporary 210(2)
Asia
Economic Geography 212(3)
The Dragon Rises 212(1)
The Green Revolution 213(2)
Geopolitical Issues 215(5)
Nationalism and Nukes on the 216(1)
Subcontinent
East on the ``Axis of Evil'' 217(1)
Islands, Sea Lanes and Islamists 218(2)
Regional Issues and Landscapes 220
South Asia 220(6)
Southeast Asia 226(9)
China 235(8)
Japan and the Koreas 243
Geographic Spotlight: China's One Child 198(5)
Policy
Definitions and Insights: Shifting 203(1)
Cultivation
Geography of the Sacred: The Korean 204(5)
Village
Geography of the Sacred: The Sacred Cow 209(5)
Definitions and Insights: Outsourcing 214(1)
Geography of Energy: The Spratly Islands 215(41)
The Pacific World 256(28)
Area and Population 257(3)
Physical Geography and Human Adaptation 260(5)
High Islands 261(1)
Low Islands 262(2)
The Vulnerable Island Ecosystem 264(1)
Cultural and Historical Geographies 265(6)
Indigenous Peoples 265(2)
The Europeans 267(4)
Economic Geography 271(2)
Geopolitical Issues 273(3)
Regional Issues and Landscapes 276
Australia and New Zealand 276
Definitions and Insights: Deforestation 265(3)
and the Decline of Easter Island
Perspectives from the Field: With 268(6)
Aborigines and Missionaries in
Northwestern Australia
Regional Perspective: Foreign Militaries 274(10)
in the Pacific: A Mixed Blessing
Africa South of the Sahara 284(48)
Area and Population 285(9)
Physical Geography and Human Adaptation 294(8)
A Land of Plateaus and Rivers 294(2)
Climate, Vegetation, and Water 296(1)
Subsistence Agriculture and Pastoralism 297(2)
Wildlife 299(3)
Cultural and Historical Geographies 302(8)
Some Common Culture Traits 302(1)
Languages 303(1)
Religions 303(2)
The Geographic Impact of Slavery 305(3)
Colonialism 308(2)
Economic Geography 310(8)
Cash Crops 311(1)
Minerals 311(2)
Communications and Transportation 313(3)
Infrastructure
Trade, Debt, and Aid 316(1)
Costly Political Leadership 316(2)
Geopolitical Issues 318(1)
Regional Issues and Landscapes 319
The Sahel 319(2)
West Africa 321(2)
The Horn of Africa 323(1)
Southern Africa 324(3)
The Indian Ocean Islands 327
Medical Geography: HIV and AIDS in South 291(4)
Africa
Regional Perspective: The Great Rift 295(4)
Valley
Definitions and Insights: Africa's 299(1)
Greatest Conservationist
Regional Perspective: Managing the Great 300(6)
Herbivores
Perspectives from the Field: Under 306(6)
Madagascar
Biogeography: Crop and Livestock 312(2)
Introductions as ``The Curse of Africa''
Problem Landscape: The Trade in Dirty 314(3)
Diamonds
Definitions and Insights: Microcredit 317(15)
Latin America 332(46)
Area and Population 333(5)
Physical Geography and Human Adaptation 338(6)
Climates and Vegetation 338(3)
Elevation and Land Use 341(1)
Nature's Furies 342(2)
Cultural and Historical Geographies 344(5)
Languages 345(1)
The Conquest 346(3)
Non-Native American Ethnic Patterns 349(1)
Economic Geography 349(7)
Commercial Agriculture 350(1)
Types of Farms 350(2)
Minerals and Mining 352(1)
Free Trade Agreements 353(2)
Sending Money Home 355(1)
The Tourism Business 356(1)
Geopolitical Issues 356(4)
Regional Issues and Landscapes 360
Middle America 360(2)
Central America 362(2)
South America 364(8)
Antarctica: The White Continent 372
Natural Hazards: El Nino 343(9)
Definitions and Insights: Fair Trade 352(1)
Fruits
Problem Landscape: The Troubled Fields of 353(5)
Land Reform
Geography of Drug Trafficking: The War on 358(20)
Drugs
The United States and Canada 378
Area and Population 379
Physical Geography and Human Adaptation 381
Landforms, Vegetation, and Land Uses 381
Climatic Regions 385
Cultural and Historical Geographies 388
Native American Civilizations 388
Indigenous Languages and Life Ways 389
Settlement or Conquest 391
The New Lands, The Migrations, and the 392
Immigrants
Nonindigenous Languages and Faiths 396
U.S.-Canada Historic Relations 397
Economic Geography 397
Agricultural, Forest, and Mineral 398
Resources
Mechanization, Services, and 400
Information Technology
U.S.-Canada Economic Relations 403
Transportation Infrastructure 404
Geopolitical Issues 404
Regional Issues and Landscapes 405
Canada 405
The United States 407
Geographic Spotlight: The Modern-Day 382
Slave Trade
Natural Hazards: Nature's Wrath in the 386
United States
Geography of Energy: Nuclear Power and 401
Other Energy Alternatives in the United
States
Definitions and Insights: Trade Barriers 402
and Subsidies