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a systematic and regional survey

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An edition of Latin America and the Caribbean (2009)

Latin America and the Caribbean

a systematic and regional survey

6th ed.
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Pages
466

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"Updated and revised with many new detailed maps and photographs, this sixth edition enables geographers to explore the changes and major issues facing this dynamic region today. The historical material has been streamlined in order to focus on contemporary issues. Key environmental issues are highlighted in new boxes throughout the chapters. The Systematic surveys have been restructured. New profiles of Latin American countries and major issues are also covered. This approach will help geographers visit the dynamic people and places of Latin America"--Provided by publisher.

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Cover of: Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America and the Caribbean: a systematic and regional survey
2010, Wiley
in English - 6th ed.
Cover of: Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America and the Caribbean: a systematic and regional survey
2010, Wiley
in English - 6th ed.
Cover of: Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America and the Caribbean: a systematic and regional survey
2009, Wiley
in English - 6th ed.
Cover of: Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America and the Caribbean: a systematic and regional survey
2009, Wiley
in English - 6th ed.

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Table of Contents

Introducing Latin America / Brian W. Blouet and Olwyn M. Blouet
Economic issues
Political stability
Modernizing trends
Defining Latin America
Export economies
Democracy and Development
Overview of systemic chapters
Overview of regional chapters
Review questions
Systematic survey
Physical environments and environmental issues / Brian W. Blouet
Latin America in the global environmental system
Environmental history
Environmental hazards
Tectonic plates and structural regions
Major climate and vegetation regions
Air masses and atmospheric circulation
Distribution of precipitation
Soil types
Natural vegetation types
River systems
Environmental determinism
Sustainable development
Latin America and global warming
Review questions
Historical and cultural geography / Brian W. Blouet, Olwyn M. Blouet, and Charles S. Sargent
Introduction
1491: early American peoples, economies, and societies
Farming in 1491
Hunter-gatherers
The shaping of the Atlantic world
Centers of European conquest and settlement
Impact of encounter and colonial rule
The age of revolution : new political geographies
Economic booms in the nineteenth century
Summary
Review questions
International relations and global affairs / Brian W. Blouet and Olwyn M. Blouet
Introduction
The origins of boundaries and countries
Geopolitics
Relations between Latin American states
Latin America and the United States
Impact of World War I
The Great Depression
World War II
The Cold War
ISI in the 1960s, stagflation in the 1970s, the Lost Decade of the 1980s, and growth in the 1990s
More U.S. interventions
The end of the Cold War
Globalization
Review questions
People and society / Brian W. Blouet
Introduction : change since 1945
Population density
Distribution
The demographic transition
Population migration
Living standards : quality and inequality
Women and society
Education in Latin America
National identities, ethnicity, and race
Indigenous issues
Summary
Review questions
Evolving economies and globalization / Brian W. Blouet
Introduction
Economic policies
Sectors of the economy
The primary sector
The manufacturing sector
The service sector
International economic groupings in Latin America
Summary
Review questions
The contemporary city / Alan Gilbert
Urban growth since 1950
Migration to the city
Life in the city
Challenges
Summary
Review questions
Models of urban structure / Charles S. Sargent and Brian W. Blouet
Mexican border towns
Regional survey : middle America
Caribbean contrasts / Olwyn M. Blouet
Introduction
Physical environments and hazards
The making of the island Caribbean
The Greater Antilles
The Lesser Antilles
Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana (Guyane)
Summary
Review questions
Modernizing Mexico / Peter Rees
The ties that bind
Physical landscapes and environmental pressures
Origins of the contemporary landscape
Regions of Mexico
The independent North
The central metropolitan axis
The Southern poverty belt
Challenges to modernity
Review questions
Central America : the search for unity / Peter Rees
Introduction
Physical environment
Origins of the contemporary landscape
The modern era
Summary
Review questions
Regional survey : South America
Andean America / Brian W. Blouet
Introduction
Colombia
Venezuela
The central Andes : Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia
Ecuador
Peru
Bolivia
The southern Andes : Chile
Review questions
Brazil and Brazilian Amazonia / C. Gary Lobb
Introduction
The physical background
Historical development
Political economy
Agricultural economy
Social geography
Regional disparity
Political issues
Brazilian Amazonia : the physical setting
Human ecology : the place of humankind in the Amazonian biosphere
Recent human activity
Problems and promise of Amazonia
Review questions
Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay / Charles S. Sargent and Brian W. Blouet
Introduction
An urban world
Physical geography
Argentina
Uruguay
Paraguay
Summary
Review questions
Glossary
Further reading
Photo credits
Index.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
980, 972.9
Library of Congress
F1408 .L3863 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
viii, 466 p. :
Number of pages
466

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24013178M
Internet Archive
latinamericacari0000unse_s6z6
ISBN 10
0470387734
ISBN 13
9780470387733
LC Control Number
2009026527

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