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World Regional Geography,
7th Edition

Joseph J. Hobbs

ISBN-13: 9780357034071 | ISBN-10: 0357034074

Copyright 2022

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| 608 pages

List Price USD $149.95

Overview

Equipping you with a real-world understanding of geography-related concepts, Hobbs' WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY, 7th Edition, introduces you to the eight world regions by providing the historical, cultural, economic, political and physical context that makes each unique, while MindTap empowers you with anywhere, anytime digital learning tools and interactive ArcGIS-powered mapping activities. The text's emphasis on the impact of human interaction on geography helps you see the relevance of the field in everyday life. The 7th edition spotlights COVID-19's capacity to change long-standing economic and migration patterns. It also delivers the most up-to-date coverage available on IPCC emissions scenarios, UN Sustainable Development Goals, the ongoing refugee crisis, Brexit, emerging geopolitical issues in the Middle East and North Africa, and much more.

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Meet the Authors

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Joseph J. Hobbs, a professor of geography at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is a Middle East specialist with many years of field research on Bedouin peoples and biogeographies of the deserts of Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula. Growing up in Saudi Arabia and India sparked his interest in the region, and he served as the team leader of the Bedouin Support Program, which identified opportunities and benefits for local people in the St. Katherine National Park project in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Dr. Hobbs' research interests include indigenous peoples' engagement in protected areas in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Central America; human uses of caves worldwide; Arctic climate change; sacred places; and indigenous religions of Vietnam. He is the author of BEDOUIN LIFE IN THE EGYPTIAN WILDERNESS and MOUNT SINAI (both University of Texas Press), co-author of THE BIRDS OF EGYPT (Oxford University Press) and co-editor and author of DANGEROUS HARVEST: DRUG PLANTS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF INDIGENOUS LANDSCAPES (Oxford). The recipient of the University of Missouri's highest teaching award -- the Kemper Fellowship -- Dr. Hobbs has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in world regional geography, environmental geography, the geography of the Middle East, the geography of caves, the geography of global current events, the geographies of drugs and terrorism, and geopolitics, as well as a field course on the ancient Maya geography of Belize. In summers from 1984 to 1999, he led "adventure travel" tours to remote areas in Latin America, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Asia, Europe and the High Arctic. Dr. Hobbs received his B.A. from the University of California Santa Cruz in 1978 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980 and 1986, respectively. He and wife Cindy live with an animal menagerie in Missouri.

  • Reorganized and refreshed, Chapter 6 on the Middle East and North Africa now provides more detailed and current discussions of geopolitical issues.
  • Reflecting the latest developments and policies, thoroughly updated IPCC emissions scenarios help spark lively class discussions.
  • Chapter 4, the first regional chapter, focuses on Europe, offering new coverage and maps on the ongoing refugee crisis as well as Brexit -- including discussions of the EU's reluctance to accept new members, partly in reaction to the refugee crisis. The text's new method of combining ethnic and linguistic geographies to aid teaching and learning also is introduced in Chapter 4 and then used in all subsequent chapters.
  • Increased coverage of the impact of human interaction on geography helps students understand the relevance of the field to everyday life.
  • Offering the most up-to-date coverage available, the 7th edition spotlights COVID-19's capacity to change long-standing economic and migration patterns. Coverage of the important research study "A Good Life for All Within Planetary Boundaries" helps students understand why sustainable development is needed and how it is achievable. In addition, the text introduces the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and then references them where relevant in the regional chapters.
  • More reader friendly than ever, the latest edition of Hobbs' WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY is packed with updated and newly designed maps as well as far more detailed land use and land cover maps for each region.
  • Offering additional real-world insight, "Regional Perspectives" illustrate the relevance of geographic issues that work their influence across all or part of a region.
  • The popular "Problem Landscape" boxes incorporate case studies on land use, water rights, boundary disputes and other thematic conflicts to help students understand how geographic issues underlie many of the world's most contentious problems. Topics include Dirty Diamonds, the Troubled Fields of Land Reform and Chechnya.
  • PROBLEM LANDSCAPE boxes incorporate case studies on land use, water rights, boundary disputes, and other thematic conflicts to help students understand how geographic issues underlie many of the world’s most contentious problems. Topics include Dirty Diamonds, the Troubled Fields of Land Reform, and Chechnya.
  • Thematic maps centered around such topics as language, religion and ethnicity enable students to quickly draw cultural and regional comparisons.
  • Helping students delve into cultural and natural features of each region, intriguing "Geography of" boxes feature various focal points of geography while bringing consistent attention to issues of ethnicity, language and religion. Topics include Geography of Energy, Geography of Drug Trafficking, Medical Geography, Geography of Sacred Space and Geography of Terrorism.

Table of Contents

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1. Objectives and Tools of World Regional Geography.
2. Physical Processes and World Regions.
3. Human Processes and World Regions.
4. Europe.
5. Russia and the Near Abroad.
6. The Middle East and North Africa.
7. South and East Asia.
8. Oceania.
9. Sub-Saharan Africa.
10. Latin America.
11. The United States and Canada.

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World Regional Geography

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