Student Atlas of World Geography

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9780073527604: Student Atlas of World Geography

The Student Atlas series combines full-color maps and data sets to introduce students to the importance of the connections between geography and other areas of study such as world politics, environmental issues, and economic development. These thematic atlases will give students a clear picture of the recent agricultural, industrial, demographic, environmental, economic, and political changes in every world region.

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Contenuti:

Table of Contents

A Note to the Student_iii

Introduction: How to Read an Atlas_xi

Unit I_Global Physical Patterns_1

Map 1_World Political Divisions_2

Map 2_World Physical Features_4

Map 3a_Average Annual Precipitation_6

Map 3b_Seasonal Average Precipitation, November through April_7

Map 3c_Seasonal Average Precipitation, May through October_7

Map 3d_Variation in Average Annual Precipitation_8

Map 4a_Temperature Regions and Ocean Currents_9

Map 4b_Average January Temperature_10

Map 4c_Average July Temperature_10

Map 5a_Atmospheric Pressure and Predominant Surface Winds, January_11

Map 5b_Atmospheric Pressure and Predominant Surface Winds, July_12

Map 6_Climate Regions_13

Map 7_Vegetation Types_14

Map 8_Soil Orders_15

Map 9_Ecological Regions_16

Map 10_Plate Tectonics_18

Map 11_Topography_19

Map 12a_Resources: Mineral Fuels_20

Map 12b_Resources: Critical Metals_21

Map 13_Natural Hazards_22

Unit II_Global Human Patterns_23

Map 14_Past Population Distributions and Densities_24

Map 15_Population Density_26

Map 16_Land Use, A.D. 1500_27

Map 17_Economic Activities_28

Map 18_Urbanization_29

Map 19_Transportation Patterns_30

Map 20_Religions_31

Map 21_Religious Adherence_32

Map 22_Languages_33

Map 23_Linguistic Diversity_34

Map 24_Dying Languages: A Loss of Cultural Wealth_35

Map 25_External Migrations in Modern Times_36

Unit III_Global Demographic Patterns_37

Map 26_Population Growth Rates_38

Map 27_Europe's Population Bust: A Fizzle in the Population Bomb_39

Map 28a_Total Fertility Rates_40

Map 28b_Total Fertility Rates_41

Map 29_Infant Mortality Rate_42

Map 30_Child Mortality Rate_43

Map 31_Child Malnutrition_44

Map 32_Primary School Enrollment_45

Map 33_Average Life Expectancy at Birth_46

Map 34_Population by Age Group_47

Map 35_International Migrant Populations 2005_48

Map 36_World Daily Per Capita Food Supply (Kilocalories)_49

Map 37_The Earth's Hungry Millions_50

Map 38_Proportion of Daily Food Intake from Animal Products_51

Map 39_Illiteracy Rates_52

Map 40_Female/Male Inequality in Education and Employment_53

Map 41_The Global Security Threat of Infectious Diseases _54

Map 42_Global Scourges: Major Infectious Diseases _56

Map 43_Adult HIV Prevalence 2005_57

Map 44_The Index of Human Development_58

Map 45_Demographic Stress: The Youth Bulge_59

Map 46_Demographic Stress: Rapid Urban Growth_60

Map 47_Demographic Stress: Competition for Cropland_61

Map 48_Demographic Stress: Competition for Fresh Water_62

Map 49_Demographic Stress: Death in the Prime of Life_63

Map 50_Demographic Stress: Interactions of Demographic Stress Factors_64

Unit IV_Global Economic Patterns_65

Map 51_Rich and Poor Countries: Gross National Income_66

Map 52_Gross National Income Per Capita_67

Map 53_Economic Growth: GDP Change Per Capita_68

Map 54_Total Labor Force_69

Map 55_Employment by Economic Activity_70

Map 56_Economic Output Per Sector_71

Map 57_Agricultural Production Per Capita_72

Map 58_Exports of Primary Products_73

Map 59_Dependence on Trade_74

Map 60_The Indebtedness of States_75

Map 61_Global Flows of Investment Capital_76

Map 62_Central Government Expenditures Per Capita_77

Map 63_Purchasing Power Parity Per Capita_78

Map 64_Private Per Capita Consumption 2008_79

Map 65_Energy Production Per Capita_80

Map 66_Energy Consumption Per Capita_81

Map 67_Energy Dependency_82

Map 68_Flows of Oil_83

Map 69_The Cost of Consumption 2008_84

Map 70_A Wired World: Internet Users_85

Map 71_The Rise of the Personal Computer_86

Map 72_Traditional Links: The Telephone_87

Unit V_Global Patterns of Environmental Disturbance_89

Map 73_Global Air Pollution: Sources and Wind Currents_91

Map 74_The Acid Deposition Problem: Air, Water, Soil_92

Map 75_Major Polluters and Common Pollutants_93

Map 76_Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions_94

Map 77_The Earth Warms: 1976-2006_95

Map 78_Global Precipitation Changes: 1976-2006_96

Map 79_Potential Global Temperature Change_97

Map 80_Water Resources: Availability of Renewable Water Per Capita_98

Map 81_Water Resources: Annual Withdrawal Per Capita_99

Map 82_Water Stress: Shortage, Abundance, and Population Density_100

Map 83_A New Environmental Stress? Consumption of Bottled Water_101

Map 84_Pollution of the Oceans_102

Map 85_Food Supply from Marine and Freshwater Systems_103

Map 86_Cropland Per Capita: Changes 1996-2007_104

Map 87_Food Staples Under Stress: The Fight Against Genetic Simplicity_105

Map 88_The Rise in Organic Farming_106

Map 89_World Pastureland 2005_107

Map 90_Fertilizer Use 2007_108

Map 91_Annual Deforestation Rates 2000-2005_109

Map 92_World Timber Production 2005_110

Map 93_The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Animal Species 2007_111

Map 94_Disappearing Giants: The Reduction in "Conservative" Species_112

Map 95_The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Plant Species 2007_114

Map 96_The Areas of Greatest Loss and Hotspots of Biodiversity_115

Map 97_Nationally Protected Areas: Parks and Preserves_116

Map 98_The Risks of Desertification_117

Map 99_Global Soil Degradation_118

Map 100_The Degree of Human Disturbance_119

Map 101_The Green and Not So Green World_120

Unit VI_Global Political Patterns_121

Map 102_Political Systems_122

Map 103_Sovereign States: Duration of Independence_123

Map 104_The Emergence of the State_124

Map 105_Organized States and Chiefdoms, A.D. 1500_126

Map 106_European Colonialism 1500-2000_128

Map 107_Post-Cold War International Alliances_129

Map 108_International Conflicts in the Post-World War II World_130

Map 109_Political Realms: Regional Changes, 1945-2003_132

Map 110_The Geopolitical World at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century_133

Map 111_Democracy on the Rise_134

Map 112_Flashpoints, 2008_135

Map 113_Nations with Nuclear Weapons_150

Map 114_Military Power_151

Map 115_International Terrorist Incidents, 2000-2006_152

Map 116_Distribution of Minority Populations_154

Map 117_Marginalized Minorities: Declining Indigenous Populations_155

Map 118_The Political Geography of a Global Religion: The Islamic World_156

Map 119_World Refugee Population_157

Map 120_Women's Rights_158

Map 121_Political and Civil Liberties, 2008_159

Map 122_Abuse of Public Trust_160

Map 123_The Perception of Corruption_161

Map 124_A Decade of Risk of Civil Conflict, 2005-2015_162

Unit VII_World Regions_163

Map 125_North America: Political Divisions_165

Map 126_North America: Physical Features_166

Map 127_North America: Thematic

Map 127a_Environment and Economy: The Use of Land_167

Map 127b_Population Density_168

Map 127c_Population Distribution: Clustering_168

Map 127d_Deforestation in North and Middle America_169

Map 128_Canada_170

Map 129_United States_171

Map 130_Middle America_172

Map 131_The Caribbean_173

Map 132_South America: Political Divisions_174

Map 133_South America: Physical Features_175

Map 134_South America: Thematic

Map 134a_Environment and Economy_176

Map 134b_Population Density_177

Map 134c_Environmental Problems_177

Map 134d_Protection of Natural Areas_178

Map 135_Northern South America_179

Map 136_Southern South America_180

Map 137_Europe: Political Divisions_181

Map 138_Europe: Physical Features_182

Map 139_Europe: Thematic

Map 139a_Environment and Economy: The Use of Land_183

Map 139b_Population Density_184

Map 139c_European Political Boundaries, 1914-1948_185

Map 139d_Political Changes, 1989-2008_187

Map 140_Western Europe_188

Map 141_Eastern Europe_189

Map 142_Northern Europe_190

Map 143_Africa: Political Divisions_191

Map 144_Africa: Physical Features_192

Map 145_Africa: Thematic

Map 145a_Environment and Economy_193

Map 145b_Population Density_193

Map 145c_Colonial Patterns_194

Map 145d_African Cropland and Dryland Degradation_195

Map 146_Northern Africa_196

Map 147_Southern Africa_197

Map 148_Asia: Political Divisions_198

Map 149_Asia: Physical Features_199

Map 150_Asia: Thematic

Map 150a_Environment and Economy_200

Map 150b_Population Density_201

Map 150c_Industrialization: Manufacturing and Resources_201

Map 150d_South, Southeast, and East Asian Deforestation_202

Map 151_Northern Asia_203

Map 152_Southwestern Asia_204

Map 152a_The Middle East: Territorial Changes, 1918-2004_205

Map 152b_South-Central Eurasia: An Ethnolinguistic Crazy Quilt_206

Map 153_East Asia_207

Map 154_Southeast Asia_208

Map 155_Australasia and Oceania: Political Divisions_209

Map 156_Australasia and Oceania: Physical Features_210

Map 157_Australasia: Thematic

Map 157a_Environment and Economy_211

Map 157b_Population Density_212

Map 157c_Climatic Patterns_212

Map 158_The Pacific Rim_213

Map 159_The Atlantic Ocean_214

Map 160_The Indian Ocean_215

Map 161_The Arctic_216

Map 162_Antarctica_216

Unit VIII_Tables_217

Table A_World Countries: Area, Population, and Population Density, 2008_218

Table B_World Countries: Form of Government, Capital City, Ma jor Languages_223

Table C_World Countries: Basic Economic Indicators_228

Table D_World Countries: Population Growth, 1950-2025_233

Table E_World Countries: Basic Demographic Data, 1990-2006_237

Table F_World Countries: Mortality, Health, and Nutrition, 1990-2006_243

Table G_World Countries: Education and Literacy, 2003-2007_250

Table H_World Countries: Agricultural Operations, 2003-2006_260

Table I_World Countries: Deforestation and Biodiversity, 1990-2007_266

Table J_World Countries: Energy Production and Use, 1990-2005_271

Table K_World Countries: Energy Efficiency and Emission, 1990-2005_275

Table L_World Countries: Power and Transportation, 1990-2006_281

Table M_World Countries: Communication, Information, and Science and Technology, 2004-2006_286

Table N_World Countries: Freshwater Resources_296

Unit IX_Geographic Index_301

Sources_317

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