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Title:
Europe
ISBN:
9780791081433
Publication Information:
New York : Chelsa House Publishers, c2006.
Physical Description:
vii, 118 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.
Contents:
Introducing Europe -- Physical geography -- Historical geography -- Population geography -- Culture and society -- Political geography -- Economic geography -- Regional geography -- Geography of the future.
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Summary

Summary

In a useful reference on the geography of Europe, students can find information about the economic, social, and political influences that affect the world around them as it relates to this diverse region. On both a local and global scale, Europe explores the cultural divide between Eastern and Western Europe. Although Eastern Europe, encompassing the former Soviet countries, has typically been known to shun ideas of democracy and freedom, the difference between it and Western Europe has become more economic than political in recent years. Some of these differences are political, ethnic, religious, and demographic in nature and lend variation to a culture that might otherwise be perceived as homogeneous. In this one-volume reference, students and teachers of geography will come to know Europe, from the inside out.


Author Notes

Author Zoran Pavlovic is a professional cultural geographer who works at Oklahoma State University


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Horn Book Review

These overviews stress the major role that culture has played in the economy, government, and history of these regions. Highlights include the establishment of the European Union and reorganization after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Color and black-and-white captioned illustrations of varying quality, charts, and maps support the dense texts. Russia includes websites. Reading list, timeline. Bib., ind. [Review covers these Modern World Cultures titles: Russia and the Former Soviet Republics and Europe.] (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


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In a useful reference on the geography of Europe, students can find information about the economic, social, and political influences that affect the world around them as it relates to this diverse region. On both a local and global scale, Europe explores the cultural divide between Eastern and Western Europe. Although Eastern Europe, encompassing the former Soviet countries, has typically been known to shun ideas of democracy and freedom, the difference between it and Western Europe has become more economic than political in recent years. Some of these differences are political, ethnic, religious, and demographic in nature and lend variation to a culture that might otherwise be perceived as homogeneous. In this one-volume reference, students and teachers of geography will come to know Europe, from the inside out. Excerpted from Europe by Zoran Pavlovic All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. vi
1 Introducing Europep. 1
2 Physical Geographyp. 12
3 Historical Geographyp. 28
4 Population Geographyp. 40
5 Culture and Societyp. 52
6 Political Geographyp. 67
7 Economic Geographyp. 79
8 Regional Geographyp. 91
9 Geography of the Futurep. 100
History at a Glancep. 107
Bibliographyp. 108
Further Readingp. 109
Indexp. 110