The Resource Why geography matters : more than ever, Harm de Blij

Why geography matters : more than ever, Harm de Blij

Label
Why geography matters : more than ever
Title
Why geography matters
Title remainder
more than ever
Statement of responsibility
Harm de Blij
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: In recent years our world has seen transformations of all kinds: intense climate change accompanied by significant weather extremes; deadly tsunamis caused by submarine earthquakes; unprecedented terrorist attacks; costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; a terrible and overlooked conflict in Equatorial Africa costing millions of lives; an economic crisis threatening the stability of the international system. Is there some way we can get our minds around these disparate global upheavals, to grasp these events and their interconnections, and place our turbulent world in a more understandable light? Acclaimed author Harm de Blij answers this question with one word: geography. In this second edition of the immensely popular and influential Why Geography Matters, de Blij tackles topics from the burgeoning presence of China to the troubling disarray of the European Union, from the dangerous nuclear ambitions of North Korea to the revolutionary Arab Spring. By improving our understanding of the world's geography, de Blij shows, we can better respond to the events around us, and better prepare ourselves to face the global challenges ahead. Peppering his writing with anecdotes from his own professional travels, de Blij expands upon his original argument, offering an updated work that is as engaging as it is eye-opening
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Blij, Harm J
Dewey number
909.83
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GF503
LC item number
.D4 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human geography
  • Terrorism
  • Climatic changes
  • China
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Why geography matters : more than ever, Harm de Blij
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This work was first published by Oxford University Press in 2005 as Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dedication -- Preface -- 1: Why geography matters-more than ever -- 2: Reading maps and facing threats -- 3: Geography and demography -- 4: Geography and climate change -- 5: Climate, place and fate -- 6: Geography behind war and terror -- 7: Interpreting terrorism's geographic manifestations -- 8: Red star rising: China's geopolitical gauntlet -- 9: Europe: superpower in the making or paper tiger of the future? -- 10: Russia: trouble on the Eastern front -- 11: Africa in a globalizing world -- Epilogue: More than ever -- Works cited -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9780199913749
Lccn
2012011011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn781939889
  • (OCoLC)781939889
Label
Why geography matters : more than ever, Harm de Blij
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This work was first published by Oxford University Press in 2005 as Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dedication -- Preface -- 1: Why geography matters-more than ever -- 2: Reading maps and facing threats -- 3: Geography and demography -- 4: Geography and climate change -- 5: Climate, place and fate -- 6: Geography behind war and terror -- 7: Interpreting terrorism's geographic manifestations -- 8: Red star rising: China's geopolitical gauntlet -- 9: Europe: superpower in the making or paper tiger of the future? -- 10: Russia: trouble on the Eastern front -- 11: Africa in a globalizing world -- Epilogue: More than ever -- Works cited -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
x, 354 pages
Isbn
9780199913749
Lccn
2012011011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn781939889
  • (OCoLC)781939889

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