Diversity Amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment, Development

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9780130884237: Diversity Amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment, Development

For Introductory World Regional Geography/Regional Geography Courses.

Students learn to think outside of the map


Diversity Amid Globalization takes students on a journey into the connections and diversity between people and places–the contrasting regions of the world–within thematically organized regional chapters. With an arresting visual layout and new and updated content and maps throughout, the text maintains and strengthens its hallmark thematic organization and focus on globalization, while encouraging students to participate in the material using a number of stimulating, interactive learning tools.

Available with MasteringGeography, the most effective and widely used online tutorial, homework, and assessment system for the sciences,Diversity Amid Globalization, Sixth edition offers the most complete and integrated world regional program available today.

This program presents a better teaching and learning experience for you and your students by providing

  • Students learn how to think outside the map: MasteringGeography and textbook-integrated technology take students outside of the pages of the book, and into the world of distant places and people.
  • An amplified global perspective through NEW and updated content: This new Sixth edition maintains, refines, and strengthens the text’s hallmark thematic organization and focus on globalization in a number of ways.
  • New Everday Globalization features:
    • In Population and Settlement sections, there is anew discussion of “Demographic Transition” that includes adding a fifth stage to traditional model.
    • In Cultural Coherence and Diversity sections, there are two new sections: “Gender and Globalization”, and “Sports and Globalization."
    • In Geopolitical Framework sections, there are two new sections “World Political Systems”, and “Decentralization and Devolution”
  • A consistent thematic chapter organization encourages students to compare regions and discourages memorization of facts and places.
  • An active learning approach encourages student participation with the material and ensures effective reinforcement of the concepts through the text’s pedagogy, fundamentals, and tone.

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering search for ISBN-10: 0321948890/ISBN-13: 9780321948892. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321910060/ISBN-13: 9780321910066 and ISBN-10: 0321948416/ ISBN-13: 9780321948410

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This is an issues-oriented book that tackles the geographic changes accompanying today's rapid rate of globalization. Taking a thematic approach, it gives the information needed to make critical comparisons between the various regions of the world and to understand more fully the interconnections that increasingly bind these regions together. Diversity and Globalization. The Changing Global Environment. Global Geography in the 21st Century. The Regions of the World. For anyone interested in globalization in its various expressions, and the tension between it and local diversity.

About the Author:

Les Rowntree teaches both Geography and Environmental Studies at San Jose State University in California, where he recently completed a term as the Chair of the interdisciplinary Department of Environmental Studies. As an environmental geographer, Dr. Rowntree's teaching and research interests focus on international environmental issues, the human dimensions of global change, biodiversity and conservation, and human-caused landscape transformation. He sees world regional geography as a way to engage and inform students by giving them the conceptual tools needed to assess global issues critically in their larger context. Recently Dr. Rowntree has done research in Morocco, Mexico, Australia, and Europe, as well as in his native California. Along with publishing in various geographic and environmental journals, Dr. Rowntree is also writing a book on the natural history of California's Bay Area and Central Coast.

Martin Lewis is a lecturer in International Affairs at Stanford University He has conducted extensive research on environmental geography in the Philippines and on the intellectual history of global geography. His publications include Wagering the Land: Ritual, Capital, and Environmental Degradation in the Cordillera of Northern Luzon, 1900-1986 (1992), and with Karen Wigen, The Myth of Continents: A Critique of Metageography (1997).

Marie Price is an Associate Professor of Geography and International Affairs at George Washington University A Latin American specialist, Marie has conducted research in Belize, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, and Bolivia. She has also traveled widely throughout Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her studies have explored human migration, natural resource use, environmental conservation, and regional development. Dr. Price brings to Diversity Amid Globalization a special interest in regions as dynamic spatial constructs that are shaped over time through both global and local forces. Her publications include articles in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Geographical Review, Journal of Historical Geography, CLAG Yearbook, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Focus.

William Wyckoff is a geographer in the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University specializing in the cultural and historical geography of North America. He has written and co-edited several books on North American settlement geography, including The Developer's Frontier: The Making of the Western New York Landscape (1988), The Mountainous West: Explorations in Historical Geography (1995) and Colorado: The Making of a Western American Landscape 1860-1940 (1999). In 1990, he received the Burlington Northern Corporation's Award for Outstanding Teaching. A World Regional Geography instructor for 18 years, Dr. Wyckoff hopes that the fresh approach taken in Diversity Amid Globalization will more effectively highlight the tensions evident in the world today as global change impacts particular places and people in dramatic and often

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