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    EU and Neighbors A Geography of Europe in the Modern World

    ISBN-10: 0470943408
    ISBN-13: 9780470943403
    Author(s): Brian W. Blouet
    Description: The 2nd edition of Europe increases awareness and understanding of Europe and instills incredible diversity that exists in that region, and for readers to appreciate that diversity.It uses the European Union as an organizing focus while discussing  More...
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    Edition: 2nd
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 576
    Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 2.046
    Language: English

    The 2nd edition of Europe increases awareness and understanding of Europe and instills incredible diversity that exists in that region, and for readers to appreciate that diversity.It uses the European Union as an organizing focus while discussing modern events in two sections. The systematic section covers the environment, cultural geography, population, settlement systems, economies, and political geography. The regional section examines Europe on a country-by-country basis.

    Introduction: The European Union
    Systematic Survey
    Physical Environments
    A View from Space
    Climate and Weather
    The Variability of European Weather
    General Climate Considerations
    Natural Vegetation
    Topography: Mountains, Plateaux, Rivers, Plains, and Goasts
    Human Impact on the Environment
    Further Reading
    Cultural and Historical Geography
    Introduction
    A Mosaic of Cultures
    Languages
    Religions
    Culture Contrasts
    Further Reading
    Population, Distribution, Density, Migration and Aging
    Introduction
    Robert Malthus
    Demographic History
    The Demographic Transition
    Distribution of Population
    EU Population Trends
    Further Reading
    Rural and Urban Settlements
    Introduction
    The Network of Roman Towns
    The Medieval City
    The Renaissance City
    The Industrial City
    Rural Settlement
    Settlements in the Modern Era
    Ethnic Communities in European Cities
    Summary
    Further Reading
    Economic Geography: Agriculture, Industry, and Services
    Introduction
    Sectors of the Economy
    Agriculture
    Industrialization
    The Stages of European Economic Growth
    The Impact of Globalization
    The Impact of the EU on Agriculture, Industry, and Services
    Summary
    Further Reading
    Political Geography
    Friedrich Ratzel
    Mackinder and Bowman
    World War I
    Ideas for a United Europe
    Totalitarian Regimes and Economic Autarky
    The New Order in Europe
    New European Boundaries After World War II
    The Cold War
    Economic Cooperation in Western Europe
    EU Enlargement in 1995
    Widening Versus Deepening
    Summary
    Further Reading
    The Core of the European Union
    France and the Benelux Countries
    Introduction
    France
    Belgium
    The Netherlands
    Luxembourg
    Further Reading
    Germany and Italy
    Introduction
    Germany
    Italy
    Summary
    Further Reading
    Enlargement of EU
    Denmark, Ireland, and the United Kingdom
    Introduction
    Denmark
    Ireland
    The United Kingdom
    Regions of Britain: Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and England
    A United Kingdom?
    Further Reading
    Southern Europe: Greece, Spain, and Portugal
    Greece
    The Iberian Peninsula-Spain and Portugal
    Further Reading
    Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, and Finland
    Introduction
    Austria
    Switzerland
    Sweden
    Norway
    Iceland
    Finland
    Summary
    Further Reading
    Enlargement in the 21st Century
    Eastward Expansion 2004: The Baltics, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Slovenia
    Introduction
    The Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
    Poland
    The Czech Republic
    Slovakia
    Hungary
    Slovenia
    East Europe Summary
    Further Reading
    Eastward Expansion 2007: The Balkans
    Introduction: The Balkans
    Romania
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Serbia
    Montenegro
    Bosnia-Herzegovina
    Macedonia
    Albania
    Balkan Summary
    Further Reading
    Regional Survey: Russia and Former Soviet Socialist Republics
    Belarus, the Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, and Russia
    Introduction
    Belarus and the Ukraine
    Moldova
    Georgia
    Russia
    Summary
    Further Reading
    The Mediterranean Fringe
    Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, and Gibraltar
    Introduction
    Turkey
    Turkey, The Middle East, and Europe
    Cyprus, Malta, and Gibraltar
    Cyprus
    Malta
    Gibraltar
    The EU in Africa
    Islas Canarias
    Further Reading
    The European Union and the Wider World
    The EU in World Affairs
    Widening
    Deepening
    EU External Relations
    The Common Agricultural Policy in World Affairs
    Imperial Pasts
    Decolonization
    The European Union and NAFTA
    Turkey, the Middle East, and Central Asia
    The Euro
    Summary
    Glossary
    Index

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