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Chapter Learning Outcomes have been added to each chapter.
The material on economic geography has been split into two chapters, allowing greater coverage of agriculture, manufacturing, the emerging international division of labor, and the services industry.
Boxes and topical discussions have been revised with new content and recent events, including coverage on Hurricane Sandy (2012), Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan (2011), and more!
Tables and figures have been reviewed and updated for accuracy and currency.
Chapters are still self-contained and don’t need to be assigned in sequential order, which suits the emphasis and order preferred by the instructor.
Interactive base maps appear in the website, showing the political boundaries of Europe, North and South America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Students can choose drag and drop exercises to test their knowledge of regions, states and key cities.
Fold-out World Map in the inside back cover provides students with both political and physical world data. The map is easy to use; when folded out it can be referenced from any chapter in the book.