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A sixth edition of this book is now available.
Now in a fully updated fifth edition, this premier text has been thoroughly revised to reflect the sweeping changes the past decade has brought to Europe. Long hailed for its creativity and intellectual depth, the book is now further enriched by the expertise of a new lead author, noted geographer Alexander B. Murphy. In this edition, he has focused on Europe's role in the wider world and incorporated new research and teaching approaches in regional geography.
The book employs a cultural-historical approach that is ideally suited to facilitate understanding of Europe's ancient, complex geographical character. Its topical organization—including environment, ethnicity, religion, language, demography, politics, industry, and urban and rural life—offers students a holistic understanding of the diverse European culture area. Inclusive, intellectual, rich in ideas, lively, interesting, and humanistic, The European Culture Area remains the text of choice for courses on the geography of Europe.
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Without any doubt, this is by far the best undergraduate textbook on the geography of Europe on the market. This latest edition of The European Culture Area continues to excel in its thorough historical-geographic topical approach to explain the fundamentals of European geography. At the same time, the book explores the latest developments in Europe and how interactions with other world regions and the global economy have affected these developments.About the Author:
Alexander B. Murphy is professor of geography and Rippey Chair in Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon. Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov (1938–2003) was Walter Prescott Webb Professor of History and Ideas in the Department of Geography at the University of Texas, Austin. Bella Bychkova Jordan is lecturer in the Department of Geography and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin.
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