World Regions in Global Context

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For one-semester courses in world regional geography.

World Regions in Global Context employs an explicitly global approach to world regional geography that examines the interconnections between people and places at different scales, and that brings to the introductory student the most current and powerful ideas in geography. The book features an emphasis on core regions, key cities, and distinctive landscapes that allows the authors to stress global connections while still maintaining the course's traditional focus on places at the local scale.

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Sallie A. Marston. Sallie Marston received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has been a faculty member at the University of Arizona since 1986. Her teaching focuses on the historical, social, and cultural aspects of American urbanization, with particular emphasis on race, class, gender, and ethnicity issues. She received the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award in 1989. She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals. In 1994/1995 she served as interim director of Women's Studies and the Southwest Institute for Research on Women. She is currently a professor in, and serves as head of, the Department of Geography and Regional Development at the University of Arizona.

Paul L. Knox. Paul Knox received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Sheffield, England. After teaching in the United Kingdom for several years, he moved to the United States in 1985 to take a position as professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech. His teaching centers on urban and regional development, with an emphasis on comparative study. In 1989 he received a university award for teaching excellence. He has written several books on aspects of economic geography, social geography, and urbanization. He serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals and is co-editor on a series of books on world cities. In 1996 he was appointed to the position of University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where he currently serves as dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Diana M. Liverman. Diana Liverman received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California at Los Angeles and also studied at the University of Toronto, Canada, and University College London, England. Born in Accra, Ghana, she is currently a professor of geography and regional development and the director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. Her teaching focuses on global environmental issues and on Latin America; in 1993, she received a teaching award from Pennsylvania State University. Diana has served on several national and international advisory committees dealing with environmental issues, and has written recent journal articles and book chapters on topics such as natural disasters, climate change, and environmental policy in Mexico. She is an editor of the Journal of Latin American Geography.

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