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World Regional Geography: Global Patterns, Local Lives
Pulsipher's World Regional Geography puts people into the world geographic landscape, showing students how individuals are affected by, and respond to, economic, social, and political forces at all levels of scale: global, regional, subregional, local. It offers a vivid and inclusive picture of people in a changing world not as seen from a Western perspective, but as they ...more
Paperback, 600 pages
Published March 15th 2002 by W.H. Freeman & Company
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I used this book for a geography class a few semesters ago and decided to keep it. Part of the decision was based on the cover... the cute Thai children with their bubble gum. I have some fond memories of that geography class. The best memory was of the teacher though... she pointed to a world map and showed us the "mountains in Japan" which of course were not visible on a world map where Japan looks about an inch long.
Good, if sometimes disjointed set up. I thought it focused too much on the environmental impacts in the regions and not enough on the actual cultures. Photo essays were pointless and annoyingly referenced in the text. Very comprehensive, though, although most times to the point of being too much information.
Jun 28, 2012 Lou Rocama rated it it was ok · review of another edition
Poorly edited and frequently incomprehensible. Phrasing occasionally stated the opposite of what was intended, leading to contradictions in the text.