Geography: Realms, Regions and Concepts

August 29, 2014 - Comment

The 15th Edition of H.J. deBlij and Peter Muller’s Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts has been expanded and enhanced upon previous editions. This carefully crafted text by one of the most traveled, knowledgeable and authoritative geography authors, H.J. deBlij provides a comprehensive understanding about the world with a long history of on authoritative content, outstanding

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The 15th Edition of H.J. deBlij and Peter Muller’s Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts has been expanded and enhanced upon previous editions. This carefully crafted text by one of the most traveled, knowledgeable and authoritative geography authors, H.J. deBlij provides a comprehensive understanding about the world with a long history of on authoritative content, outstanding cartography, currency, and comprehensive coverage, in a technology-rich package. A new online World Regional Geography program is one of many new strong and effective technologies included.New Organization! Chapters are now divided into A/B sections. Within each chapter, Part A, Defining the Realm, examines developments that unfold across the entire realm or major parts of it. In Part B, Regions of the Realm, the authors explore the regions within the realms to view developments at a finer resolution and examine the role of individual states and national cultures.New and updated content incorporated into the narrative of every chapter. Chapters 8A and 8B (South Asia), for example, now discusses recent developments in the cultural and religious conflict between Pakistan and India, as well as a more detailed discussion of economic growth and effects of globalization in South Asia.New “Voice From the Region” feature, in every chapter. Each essay showcases the local perspective of an individual who resides in the realm.Many new photographs and field notes, taken by co-author Jan Nijman while doing fieldwork.New BBC videos, which can be used as lecture-launchers in class Points to Ponder from De Blij “Regions” 15th Edition
Some western European countries accepted relatively large numbers of religious Muslim immigrants at a time when secularization among native populations reached a peak.
NATO’s main purpose is to provide security to its member-states in Europe plus the United States and Canada, yet its most important military operation is in Afghanistan.
In northern European countries, the south tends to be more developed than the north, whereas in southern European countries the north tends to be more developed than the south.
There are only two states in the world that share the same country code for international telephone traffic: the United States and Canada.
Whereas more than 70 percent of Canada’s population lives within 200 kilometers (125 miles) of the northern U.S. border, only 12 percent of the Mexican population lives that close to the Southern U.S. border.
Brazil is well on its way to displacing the United States as the world’s biggest food exporter; it aims to do so by 2015.
Of the ten fastest-growing economies of the world during the first decade of this century, six were located in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The popular uprisings across the Arab World in 2011 involved disproportionate numbers of young people and were in no small part facilitated through the use of the internet and cell-phone communication.
India’s IT sector accounts for one-quarter of all exports, but employs only 2 percent of the national workforce.
If India goes ahead with plans to reserve 33 percent of its Parliament seats for women, it will have almost twice as much female representation as the U.S. Congress.
In the two decades between 1990 and 2010, China’s economy vaulted from tenth place in the world to second.
The area surrounding China’s Pearl River Estuary has a manufacturing workforce larger than that of the entire United States.

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