Introduction To World Regional Geography
The topic over Israel and Palestine focuses more on the Palestinians than the Israelis, not giving both perspectives equally. Information on the topic is very short when compared to other books. At the heart of the spatial perspective is the question of “where,” but there are a number of different ways to answer this question.
As a result, every student of geography in school, college of education and university has been taught, read books, and attempted to answer questions on regional geography. Geography has two primary branches, physical and human geography, but numerous sub-disciplines, many of which include both physical and human elements. Furthermore, as with world regions, it’s often difficult to make precise boundaries between fields of study.
The text writing is in a very straight forward style that should be welcomed by students and faculty users. While there are map and photo illustrations, I would prefer more maps and other graphic illustrations be provided to give visual means of identifying spatial distributions and location. The language used in the book makes the text approachable by the instructor and their students. The author provides an important introduction to the text to be upfront and clear about her approach in her writing, which is important to the clarity of the entire book. The use of figures, images, and maps helps to clarify many of her points and therefore appeals to the visual learner.
The author feels that the Middle East is an “awkward” lexical choice as it is “privileges the European perspective,” which it certainly does. The challenge here, though, then involves a series of other discursive gymnastics to get to “North Africa and Southwest Asia,” which, paradoxically, carry their own Eurocentric baggage. This is an issue that geographers go back and forth on, but the point is that the author certainly takes care to be sensitive.
As a field of research, area studies is often an awkward fit within an institution and is not well understood, leading to periodic attempts by the area studies community to redefine itself and justify its existence. Presents an analysis of the evolution of Canada and describes the physical, historical, economic and cultural bases of the various regions of Canada. The tilt of the earth’s axis at 23.5 degrees helps create the earth’s seasonal transitions by either absorbing or reflecting the sun’s energy. The line of direct sunlight always hits the earth between 23.5 degrees north and 23.5 degrees south , depending on the time of year. A problem with the 15-degree time zones is that the zones do not necessarily follow state, regional, or local boundaries.
Britannica Explains In these videos, Britannica explains a variety of topics and answers frequently asked questions. Here, the author goes out of her way to err on what some readers may feel is an overly “political correct” way. For example, rather than discussing the Middle East, the author opts for North Africa and Southwest Asia.