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The World Today: Concepts and Regions in Geography

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Anyone interested in learning about geographic concepts will appreciate this concise text, that highlights the most important concepts. The fifth edition presents authoritative content, currency, and outstanding cartography. It continues to build on its strength for understanding maps with the help of additional question types. New coauthor Jan Nijman also helps provide a ...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by Wiley (first published August 27th 2002)
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May 02, 2012 Benjamin rated it 5 of 5 stars
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This book was an excellent text to accompany GEO 204: World Regional Geography. The author, H.J. de Blij, was one of the creators of the class and it follows the text and lectures to a "t" ... obviously. The text was easy to follow and take notes from and the additional maps and figures were interesting and relevant. I looked forward to reading the assigned readings and completed all of them. This is an excellent book for someone who is interested in learning more about the world from a geograph ...more
Its a bit dry, but often textbooks are. The information is presented in a nice clear manner and the material is given in an easily understood way. Not really much else to say about it.
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I didn't imagine geography could be so fascinating! This book is well-ordered with easy to digest info.
Good information and well written. It was a bit boring, though.
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Harm J. de Blij (see IJ (digraph); closest pronunciation: "duh blay") is a geographer. He is a former geography editor on ABC's Good Morning America. He is a former editor of National Geographic magazine and the author of several books, including Why Geography Matters.

Dr. de Blij is a Distinguished Professor of Geography at Michigan State University. He has held the George Landegger Chair in Georg
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