Cooperation and conflict, resource abundance and scarcity, poverty and prosperity, floods and droughts--all play roles in transforming the Earthas surface. This insightful text presents world regional geography as a way to comprehend the worldas connections and continuous interplay between features of place, populations, resources, cultures, and political systems. Retaining its balanced cultural and physical geographic perspectives on the worldas eight regions, the sixth edition includes new illustrations, examples, and cross-references to show students how human activities and natural processes reshape places and landscapes. From current information on the geographies of energy and terrorism to the repercussions of Chinaas booming economy, WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY, Sixth Edition, presents a meaningful context to help students grasp the geographic issues underlying todayas headlines. The result? Students develop their own deeper understanding of how the world works--and what can happen when natural events or human decisions make things go wrong. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Geography. of. Population. Population may be the most critical issue in geography. It certainly is one of most important issues for human life on earth. ... This section of the book examines how many people have lived on earth and how many we may be in the future, mindful of who these ... The 6.6 billion people alive today represent a re- markably large 5.8 percent of all the people who have ever lived on earth! ... 50 Chapter 3 HUMAN PROCESSES THAT SHAPE WORLD REGIONS.
|Title||:||World Regional Geography|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning - 2008-03-13|