EU and Neighbors A Geography of Europe in the Modern World

ISBN-10: 0470943408

ISBN-13: 9780470943403

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Brian W. Blouet

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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.
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List price: $181.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

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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