This textbook is suitable for the following courses: World Regional Geography, World Geography, Regional Geography, Global Studies, World Cultures, and Globalization taught as a first course covering basic information or more advanced courses that focus on global concepts, international trends, or geopolitical issues.
World Regional Geography provides students with the fundamental concepts and the latest data regarding world places in a concise, easy-to-read format. The main emphases of the book are the primary issues that have created cultural and societal structures, presented within a framework for global understanding. This book outlines a pattern of development, beginning from the imprint that European colonialism had on culture to the impact that giant retail corporations have had on consumerism.
New in This Version
- Maps and charts better leverage color as a teaching tool and half the maps were replaced to reflect current trends, contemporary issues, and developments in world affairs
- Over 80 hyperlinks to multiple, short videos are included for the first time to enrich the learning experience for students
- Data, demographic information, and country statistics have been updated to align with the most recent census at the time of publication
- All “Study and Discussion” questions have been revised and updated to reflect current data and information
- FlatWorld Homework is included for the first time with Version 3.0
- Revision highlights include:
- Section 2.5 "Regions of Western Europe" includes coverage of the war in Ukraine by the invading Russian army
- Section 5.4 “Central America” features a new Special Section covering the Northern Triangle and Immigration
- Section 7.6 “East Africa” includes updated information on the Tigray region of Ethiopia
- Section 9.3 “Peripheral States” reflects updated changes in Kashmir to include the Union Territory of Ladakh
- Section 11.3 “Vietnam” describes the emerging vehicle manufacturing industry as an example of regional development