This leading text offers a comprehensive, richly nuanced, and authoritative introduction to European geography. Coverage encompasses the entire region: its physical setting and environment, population and migration, languages and religions, and political organization. Particular attention is given to historic and contemporary features of the diverse urban environments in which most Europeans live, work, and play. Combining vivid description, essential information, and cogent analysis, the text is illustrated with more than 200 photographs and 64 maps.New to This Edition*Fully updated to reflect ongoing changes in this dynamic region.*Expanded coverage of timely topics such as emissions and energy policy, aging of the population, migration, religiosity and secularization, ethnonationalism, health care, popular culture, and the future of the European Union.*Engaging vignettes in every chapter on European places, cultural issues, and daily life.*Over 45 new photographs and maps.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 770 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"Well written and admirably comprehensive, this book covers topics ranging from the retooling of the welfare state in formerly Communist countries, to continent-wide patterns of retailing, to religiosity and secularization. The authors reveal plenty of firsthand experience in the region. Updates in the second edition enhance what was already a fine textbook for undergraduate courses."--John Western, Department of Geography, Syracuse University
"The Europeans has quickly become the standard textbook for undergraduate geography courses on the region and its people. Retaining the clear structure, accessible writing, and appealing layout that characterized its predecessor, this second edition has been thoroughly revised to cover recent developments in the region. In addition to dozens of new images and maps, each chapter is accompanied by new vignettes on diverse topics--including urbanization and environmental change, immigration and nationalism, energy use, and health care--which help bring the region and its people to life for students."--Joshua Hagen, Department of Geography, Marshall University
"A superb introduction to European geography, this text is impressive for its expansive breadth and meticulous attention to detail. Each chapter examines historic and contemporary features of a geographic theme, combining canonic knowledge of Europe with critical insights into the construction of our cultural perspectives. The clear and consistent structure, engaging writing, and informative illustrations make this book ideal for undergraduate education."--Paul Stangl, Department of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University
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