"For courses in world regional geography." " " Conceptual Exploration of World Regions and the Myriad Issues Critical to Geography Today "World Regions in Global Context" presents a strong global sensibility and an emphasis on current events, with examples of interdependent development, spatial and social inequality, and questions of spatial justice. The authors maintain that regions are the outcomes of the twin forces of globalization and regionalization. Therefore, each regional chapter stresses the global systems of connection that drive unique regional processes, making regions different. By studying regions, students not only learn the critical elements of different places, but also come to understand the fundamental processes that drive change. The Sixth Edition is a briefer, more visual text that still maintains its conceptual rigor by addressing today s critical geographic themes, incorporating deeper focus on sustainability issues, new human stories from the regions, cutting-edge data visualizations and infographics, including a completely modernized cartography program, and much more. Also Available with MasteringGeographyTM This title is also available with MasteringGeography an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringGeography does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringGeography, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringGeography, search for: 0134182723 / 9780134182728 "World Regions in Global Context: Peoples, Places, and Environments Plus MasteringGeography with eText -- Access Card Package" Package consists of: "0134183649 / 9780134183640 World Regions in Global Context: Peoples, Places, and Environments" "0134153669 / 9780134153667 MasteringGeography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for World Regions in Global Context: Peoples, Places, and Environments" "
Sallie A. Marston is an associate professor of geography and regional development at the University of Arizona and co-author of "Places and Regions in Global Context".