September 27, 2013

Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World 4e

Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World 4th Edition by Lester Rowntree, Martin Lewis, Marie Price and William Wyckoff introduces the most recent ideas, ideas, and theories in geography whereas additionally creating a strong foundation within the fundamentals of world regions. It helps professors convey a powerful sense of place and an understanding of the connections within and between world regions.

This book focuses on the core materials that students need in a World Regional Geography course with new and distinctive deal with sustainability. It's points-oriented textbook for college and university world regional geography classes that explicitly acknowledges the geographic adjustments accompanying right this moment's rapid globalization.

Authors give attention to the core topics that professors and college students want in an introductory course about world regional geography, while simultaneously preserving the globalization strategy that characterizes our bigger teat. Will probably be supreme for these professors and college students who prefer a briefer method with a view to improve classroom flexibility or to extra easily supplement their lectures with outdoors materials.

This regional treatment follows two substantive introductory chapters that provide the conceptual and theoretical framework of human and physical geography essential to grasp our dynamic world. Within the first chapter, college students are introduced to the notion of globalization and are requested to ponder the costs and advantages of the globalization process, a crucial perspective that is turning into more and more widespread and essential to understand.

Following this, the geographical basis for every of the five thematic sections is examined. This discussion draws heavily on the major ideas elementary to an introductory college geography course. The second chapter, "The Altering International Environment," presents the important ideas of global physical geography, together with, climate, hydrology, and biogeography.

Author offers a pedagogically distinctive cartography program. Seven of the maps in every chapter are constructed with the same theme and related knowledge and on the same base map in order that readers can simply draw comparisons between different regions. Thus, in each regional chapter, readers will discover an introductory regional placename and feature map, a map of the physical geography of the region, a climate map, an environmental point map, a population density map, a language geography map, and a map displaying the geopolitical issues of the region. In addition, each regional chapter also presents other maps illustrating such main themes as ethnic tensions, social development, and financial activity.

In addition, six creator subject trips are included within the accompanying CD. These trips highlight localities which have been profoundly influenced via globalization. In choosing these locations, the authors have drawn upon their very own areas of research to illustrate many of the themes discussed in the regional chapters.

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