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Title:
Southeast Asia
ISBN:
9780791081495
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, c2006.
Physical Description:
vii, 129 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.
Contents:
Getting acquainted with Southeast Asia -- Nature -- Historical geography -- From colonies to countries -- People and cultures -- Political geography -- Economic geography -- Southeast Asia looks ahead.
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Summary

Summary

Southeast Asia, from Myanmar (Burma) in the west to the Philippines in the east, is a fragmented region of peninsulas, islands, and seas. The region is of growing economic, political, and cultural importance in the world.


Author Notes

Author Douglas A. Phillips is a life-time educator, writer, and consultant who has worked and traveled in more than 85 countries on six continents


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10-These accessible titles are generously illustrated with colorful photos, maps, and clear charts, graphs, and other statistical data. They are not broken down to provide extensive information on individual nations, but rather discuss the regions as a whole. Oppong provides a detailed view of African geography, culture, economic standing, and political history. The book concludes with a lengthy time line and a further-reading list that is heavy on other titles by the publisher. Phillips does an excellent job of organizing each topic by providing clear and outlined information. The research is well done, and information and statistics are up to date. The time line begins in 1,700,000 B.C. with the appearance of Java man and ends with the 2004 tsunami. Useful additions for research and general interest.-Amanda Conover Le, St. Johns County Public Library System, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Cultural overviews of the geography, government, and history of these regions demonstrate their contrasts and commonalities. Highlights include Japan's economic and technological ascendancy, North Korea's nuclear weapon controversy (East Asia), and the 2004 tsunami (Southeast Asia). Color and black-and-white captioned photos, charts, and maps support the dense, information-packed texts. Reading list, timeline, websites. Bib., ind. [Review covers these Modern World Cultures titles: East Asia and Southeast Asia.] (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


Excerpts

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Southeast Asia, from Myanmar (Burma) in the west to the Philippines in the east, is a fragmented region of peninsulas, islands, and seas. The region is of growing economic, political, and cultural importance in the world. Excerpted from Southeast Asia by Douglas A. Phillips 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 Getting Acquainted With Southeast Asiap. 1
2 Naturep. 10
3 Historical Geographyp. 22
4 From Colonies to Countriesp. 36
5 People and Culturesp. 53
6 Political Geographyp. 71
7 Economic Geographyp. 87
8 Southeast Asia Looks Aheadp. 102
History at a Glancep. 108
Bibliographyp. 112
Further Readingp. 114
Indexp. 118