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Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors

ISBN-10: 1606239201
ISBN-13: 9781606239209
Edition: 2011
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Description: Comprehensive and authoritative, this text offers an accessible introduction to post-Soviet Eurasia. Students get a solid grounding in the physical, cultural, political, and economic geography of this rapidly changing region. Core thematic chapters  More...

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Book details

List price: $69.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Comprehensive and authoritative, this text offers an accessible introduction to post-Soviet Eurasia. Students get a solid grounding in the physical, cultural, political, and economic geography of this rapidly changing region. Core thematic chapters focus primarily on Russia but also incorporate relevant information on the other 14 former Soviet republics. Regional chapters provide concise discussions of each republic and of Russia's main regions. Student-friendly features include engaging vignettes, review questions, exercises, recommendations for further reading, and Internet resources, plus over 200 original maps, photographs, and other figures.This book will be invaluable to geography instructors and students and it will also serve as a primary text in undergraduate courses.

List of Figures and Tables
Introduction: Russia and Post-Soviet Northern Eurasia
Physical Geography
Relief and Hydrography
Climate
Biomes
Environmental Degradation and Conservation
History and Politics
Formation of the Russian State
The Soviet Legacy
Post-Soviet Reforms
The Geopolitical Position of Russia in the World
Cultural and Social Geography
Demographics and Population Distribution
Cities and Villages
Social Issues: Health, Wealth, Poverty, and Crime
Cultures and Languages
Religion, Diet, and Dress
Education, Arts, Sciences, and Sports
Tourism
Economics
Oil, Gas, and Other Energy Sources
Heavy Industry and the Military Complex
Light Industry and Consumer Goods
Fruits of the Earth: Agriculture, Hunting, Fishing, and Forestry
Infrastructure and Services
Regional Geography of Russia and Other FSU States
Central Russia: The Heart of the Country
Russia's Northwest: Fishing, Timber, and Culture
The Volga: Cars, Food, and Energy
The Caucasus: Cultural Diversity and Political Instability
The Urals: Metallurgy, Machinery, and Fossil Fuels
Siberia: Great Land
The Far East: The Russian Pacific
The Baltics: Europeysky, Not Sovetsky
Eastern Europeans: Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova
Central Asia: The Heart of Eurasia
Epilogue: Engaging with Post-Soviet Northern Eurasia
Index
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