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World Regional Geography: People, Places, and Globalization

Version 3.0
By Royal Berglee

Key Features

  • Basic geographic concepts and theories are introduced early and consistently applied throughout
  • A global perspective is integrated into the appropriate regions
  • Balanced and neutral political perspective is applied throughout the text
  • Concise graphics neatly encapsulate key ideas clearly and with just the right amount of detail
  • Supportive learning structure:
    • “Identifying the Boundaries” are illustrated sections that begin each chapter to set the geographic stage for the following discussion
    • “Introducing the Realm” is the second section in every chapter and lays out physical, historical, and cultural elements of that chapter’s region
    • “Learning Objectives” at the beginning of each main section outline key concepts covered in that section
    • “Key Takeaways” at the end of main head sections are aligned with that section’s Learning Objectives to reinforce retention
    • “Discussion and Study Questions” encourage interaction and prompt students to form opinions about the chapter section content. Answer guidelines are included in the instructor’s manual
    • “Geography Exercises” are integrated throughout so students can pause, interact, and consolidate what they are learning as they proceed through a chapter
    • Marginal Glossary of Key Terms allows students to easily review key term definitions by skimming through the text
    • The “Chapter Summary” at the end of each chapter recapitulates key points and stimulates retention


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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: World Regional Geography, World Geography, Regional Geography, Global Studies, World Cultures, and Globalization taught as a first course covering basic information or more advanced courses that focus on global concepts, international trends, or geopolitical issues.

World Regional Geography provides students with the fundamental concepts and the latest data regarding world places in a concise, easy-to-read format. The main emphases of the book are the primary issues that have created cultural and societal structures, presented within a framework for global understanding. This book outlines a pattern of development, beginning from the imprint that European colonialism had on culture to the impact that giant retail corporations have had on consumerism.

New in This Version

  • Maps and charts better leverage color as a teaching tool and half the maps were replaced to reflect current trends, contemporary issues, and developments in world affairs
  • Over 80 hyperlinks to multiple, short videos are included for the first time to enrich the learning experience for students
  • Data, demographic information, and country statistics have been updated to align with the most recent census at the time of publication
  • All “Study and Discussion” questions have been revised and updated to reflect current data and information
  • FlatWorld Homework is included for the first time with Version 3.0
  • Revision highlights include:
    • Section 2.5 "Regions of Western Europe" includes coverage of the war in Ukraine by the invading Russian army
    • Section 5.4 “Central America” features a new Special Section covering the Northern Triangle and Immigration
    • Section 7.6 “East Africa” includes updated information on the Tigray region of Ethiopia 
    • Section 9.3 “Peripheral States” reflects updated changes in Kashmir to include the Union Territory of Ladakh
    • Section 11.3 “Vietnam” describes the emerging vehicle manufacturing industry as an example of regional development
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Royal Berglee Morehead State University

Dr. Royal Berglee (PhD Indiana State University) is Professor of Geography and International Studies at Morehead State University. He received his doctorate in Economic Geography from Indiana State University with research interests in heritage tourism and global development patterns. In addition to regularly teaching World Geography, Dr. Berglee teaches courses on International Studies, Political Geography, and Middle Eastern Studies.

Additions & Errata


Section 10.3: Discussion of China's former one-child-only policy was updated to give a more complete picture of where the policy currently stands. Accompanying supplements were updated as well.

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