Best Regional Geography Books
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1. Carson Dellosa The 100 Series: Spanish Workbook―Grades 6-12 Reproducible Activities for Learning Spanish Vocabulary, Greetings, Common Phrases, Culture (128 pgs)
Author: by Rose Thomas
Published at: Instructional Fair; Illustrated edition (January 15, 1999)
Workbook Features: Ages 11-18, Grades 6-12 128 pages, 8 inches x 11 inches Covers common Spanish phrases, vocabulary, sentence structure, culture, and more Features over 100 reproducible activities Answer key included Spanish Fluency: Help your students form a solid understanding of the Spanish language with this 128-page Spanish Workbook.
This book covers common phrases, functional vocabulary, conjugation of verbs, basic grammar, sentence structure, and more. Covered Concepts: Students learn to tell time, formulate sentences, conjugate verbs, pose and answer questions, and make comparisonsall while learning about Spanish-speaking culture. Designed For Educators: This book features more than 100 reproducible activities to further your students’ Spanish speaking and writing skills.
The activities provided offer fun and varied exercises to practice concepts and vocabulary. The 100 Series: For decades, the 100+ series has been a favorite resource among teachers for daily review and reinforcement. Each title features in-depth practice activities for key subject area skills.
2. Ancient Landscapes of Western North America: A Geologic History with Paleogeographic Maps
Author: by Ronald C. Blakey
Published at: Springer; 1st ed. 2018 edition (October 18, 2017)
Allow yourself to be taken back into deep geologic time when strange creatures roamed the Earth and Western North America looked completely unlike the modern landscape. Volcanic islands stretched from Mexico to Alaska, most of the Pacific Rim didn’t exist yet, at least not as widespread dry land; terranes drifted from across the Pacific to dock on Western Americas’ shores creating mountains and more volcanic activity.
Landscapes were transposed north or south by thousands of kilometers along huge fault systems. Follow these events through paleogeographic maps that look like satellite views of ancient Earth. Accompanying text takes the reader into the science behind these maps and the geologic history that they portray.
The maps and text unfold the complex geologic history of the region as never seen before.
3. American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass
Author: by Douglas S. Massey
Published at: Harvard University Press; Later Printing edition (January 1, 1993)
This powerful and disturbing book clearly links persistent poverty among blacks in the United States to the unparalleled degree of deliberate segregation they experience in American cities. American Apartheid shows how the black ghetto was created by whites during the first half of the twentieth century in order to isolate growing urban black populations.
It goes on to show that, despite the Fair Housing Act of 1968, segregation is perpetuated today through an interlocking set of individual actions, institutional practices, and governmental policies. In some urban areas the degree of black segregation is so intense and occurs in so many dimensions simultaneously that it amounts to “hypersegregation.”The authors demonstrate that this systematic segregation of African Americans leads inexorably to the creation of underclass communities during periods of economic downturn.
Under conditions of extreme segregation, any increase in the overall rate of black poverty yields a marked increase in the geographic concentration of indigence and the deterioration of social and economic conditions in black communities. As ghetto residents adapt to this increasingly harsh environment under a climate of racial isolation, they evolve attitudes, behaviors, and practices that further marginalize their neighborhoods and undermine their chances of success in mainstream American society.
4. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America
Author: by Ira Berlin
Published at: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press; 2nd Printing edition (March 4, 2000)
Today most Americans, black and white, identify slavery with cotton, the deep South, and the African-American church. But at the beginning of the nineteenth century, after almost two hundred years of African-American life in mainland North America, few slaves grew cotton, lived in the deep South, or embraced Christianity.
Many Thousands Gone traces the evolution of black society from the first arrivals in the early seventeenth century through the Revolution. In telling their story, Ira Berlin, a leading historian of southern and African-American life, reintegrates slaves into the history of the American working class and into the tapestry of our nation.
Laboring as field hands on tobacco and rice plantations, as skilled artisans in port cities, or soldiers along the frontier, generation after generation of African Americans struggled to create a world of their own in circumstances not of their own making.
In a panoramic view that stretches from the North to the Chesapeake Bay and Carolina lowcountry to the Mississippi Valley, Many Thousands Gone reveals the diverse forms that slavery and freedom assumed before cotton was king. We witness the transformation that occurred as the first generations of creole slaveswho worked alongside their owners, free blacks, and indentured whitesgave way to the plantation generations, whose back-breaking labor was the sole engine of their society and whose physical and linguistic isolation sustained African traditions on American soil.
5. Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala, Revised and Expanded (Series on Latin American Studies)
Author: by Stephen Schlesinger
Published at: David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; 2nd edition (December 30, 2005)
Bitter Fruit is a comprehensive and insightful account of the CIA operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954. First published in 1982, this book has become a classic, a textbook case of the relationship between the United States and the Third World.
The authors make extensive use of U.S. Government documents and interviews with former CIA and other officials. It is a warning of what happens when the United States abuses its power.
6. Environment and Society: A Critical Introduction, 2nd Edition
Author: by Robbins
Published at: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd edition (January 17, 2014)
In 1978, paleontologists in East Africa discovered the earliest evidence of our divergence from the apes: three pre-human footprints, striding away from a volcano, were preserved in the petrified surface of a mudpan over three million years ago. Out of Africa, the world’s most ancient and stable landmass, Homo sapiens dispersed across the globe.
And yet the continent that gave birth to human history has long been woefully misunderstood and mistreated by the rest of the world. In a book as splendid in its wealth of information as it is breathtaking in scope, British writer and photojournalist John Reader brings to light Africa’s geology and evolution, the majestic array of its landforms and environments, the rich diversity of its peoples and their ways of life, the devastating legacies of slavery and colonialism as well as recent political troubles and triumphs.
Written in simple, elegant prose and illustrated with Reader’s own photographs, Africa: A Biography of the Continent is an unforgettable book that will delight the general reader and expert alike.
8. Kindergarten Geography Workbook for Kids: Learn & Explore With Daily Activities | 184 pages
Author: by Wizo Learning
Published at: Spotlight Media (October 25, 2020)
Do You Want To Have Endless Hours of Fun and Learn Something New About Our Beautiful Planet Earth? Would you like to:Have fun for hours on end and learn something new? Become even smarter? Impress your friends with interesting facts about our planet?
Embark on a fantastic journey through many incredible places and escape boredom? This workbook book can offer you all of that and much more because it will take you on an incredible journey. You’ll get to visit and breathe life with colors into dozens of unique places and breathtaking natural landscapes.
You’ll get to draw animals and plants that live there. But do you know what the best thing in the world is?Treasure hunts! That’s right, with this workbook in your hands, you’ll get to go on unlimited treasure hunts.
This kindergarten geography workbook is perfect for kids who want to have fun and learn something new. The focus is put on geographical Embark on this journey, visit these fascinating places, enjoy treasure hunts, and learn facts that will make you smarter and make you able to impress everyone around you.
9. Righteous Dopefiend (Volume 21) (California Series in Public Anthropology)
Author: by Philippe Bourgois
Published at: University of California Press; First edition (May 29, 2009)
This powerful work of gonzo journalism, predating the widespread acknowledgement of the opioid epidemic as such, immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug and alcohol abuse in the contemporary United States. For over a decade Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg followed a social network of two dozen heroin injectors and crack smokers in the San Francisco drug scene, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary, larceny, panhandling, recycling, and day labor.
Righteous Dopefiend interweaves stunning black-and-white photography with vivid dialogue, oral biography, detailed field notes, and critical theoretical analysis to viscerally illustrate the life of a drug addict. Its gripping narrative develops a cast of characters around the themes of violence, racism and race relations, sexuality, trauma, embodied suffering, social inequality, and power relations.
The result is a dispassionate chronicle of fixes and overdoses; of survival, loss, caring, and hope rooted in the drug abusers’ determination to hang on for one more day, through a “moral economy of sharing” that precariously balances mutual solidarity and interpersonal betrayal.
10. Birthing a Slave: Motherhood and Medicine in the Antebellum South
Author: by Marie Jenkins Schwartz
Published at: Harvard University Press; 1st edition (March 30, 2010)
The deprivations and cruelty of slavery have overshadowed our understanding of the institution’s most human dimension: birth. We often don’t realize that after the United States stopped importing slaves in 1808, births were more important than ever; slavery and the southern way of life could continue only through babies born in bondage.
In the antebellum South, slaveholders’ interest in slave women was matched by physicians struggling to assert their own professional authority over childbirth, and the two began to work together to increase the number of infants born in the slave quarter.
In unprecedented ways, doctors tried to manage the health of enslaved women from puberty through the reproductive years, attempting to foster pregnancy, cure infertility, and resolve gynecological problems, including cancer. Black women, however, proved an unruly force, distrustful of both the slaveholders and their doctors.
With their own healing traditions, emphasizing the power of roots and herbs and the critical roles of family and community, enslaved women struggled to take charge of their own health in a system that did not respect their social circumstances, customs, or values.
11. The Very Quiet Village: A Tale of Yosemite (Road Trip Tales)
Author: by Leah Vis
Published at: Three Horse Publishing (January 18, 2021)
A very quiet village.A very loud boy. Wandering bears and cougars have scared the villagers into always staying so very quiet. But Woni is a very loud boy. Everything about the beautiful valley and grand cliffs makes him want to burst with yells, songs, and laughing!
Eventually, through a great danger to his village, he learns the value of his loudness, his name, and his connection to the valley. The Very Quiet Village weaves fascinating facts about Yosemite National Park into a beautiful tale of nature, character, and courage.
Included with every book is a page of Yosemite fun facts. The Very Quiet Village is the second book in the Road Trip Tales series. Each book teaches interesting facts about an amazing landmark through a story that captures your heart and imagination.
12. To 'Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors after the Civil War
Author: by Tera W. Hunter
Published at: Harvard University Press; Reprint edition (September 15, 1998)
In 221 bc the First Emperor of Qin unified the lands that would become the heart of a Chinese empire. Though forged by conquest, this vast domain depended for its political survival on a fundamental reshaping of Chinese culture. With this informative book, we are present at the creation of an ancient imperial order whose major features would endure for two millennia.
The Qin and Han constitute the “classical period” of Chinese history-a role played by the Greeks and Romans in the West. Mark Edward Lewis highlights the key challenges faced by the court officials and scholars who set about governing an empire of such scale and diversity of peoples.
He traces the drastic measures taken to transcend, without eliminating, these regional differences: the invention of the emperor as the divine embodiment of the state; the establishment of a common script for communication and a state-sponsored canon for the propagation of Confucian ideals; the flourishing of the great families, whose domination of local society rested on wealth, landholding, and elaborate kinship structures; the demilitarization of the interior; and the impact of non-Chinese warrior-nomads in setting the boundaries of an emerging Chinese identity.
14. Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World
Author: by Marie Price
Published at: Pearson; 6th edition (January 25, 2019)
For courses in world regional geography. Empower students to address global issues Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World incorporates a contemporary, thematic approach to introduce the latest ideas and concepts in world regional geography. The text provides students with the core materials for developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of world regions and a strong sense of place for an understanding of the connections within and between world regions.
With a focus on the environment and globalization, the text’s arresting visual layout and updated content combine to give students an accurate portrayal of the world’s evolving regional landscapes. The 6th Edition encourages students to explore the sights, sounds, and tastes of world regions with embedded links to interactive, digital resources that offer insight into world regional geography through explorations of space, language, music, and cooking traditions.
The new edition also shows how geographic tools improve the human condition when facing timely challenges such as natural disasters, disease outbreaks, crisis and humanitarian mapping, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Deeper mobile integration enables instructors to use web maps, video tours, and geoscience animations to enhance students’ virtual, active learning experience.
15. Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape
Author: by Barry Lopez
Published at: Trinity University Press; Revised edition (August 20, 2013)
Hailed by book reviewers as a “masterpiece,” “gorgeous and fascinating,” and “sheer pleasure,” Home Ground: A Guide to the American Landscape was published in fall 2006 in hardcover. It was met with outstanding reviews and strong sales, going into three printings.
A language-lover’s dream, this visionary reference revitalized a descriptive language for the American landscape by combining geography, literature, and folklore in one volume. This is a totally redesigned, near-pocket-sized field guide edition of the best-selling hardcover. Home Ground brings together 45 poets and writers to create more than 850 original definitions for words that describe our lands and waters.
The writers draw from careful research and their own distinctive stylistic, personal, and regional diversity to portray in bright, precise prose the striking complexity of the landscapes we inhabit. Includes an introductory essay by Barry Lopez. At the heart of the book is a community of writers in service to their country, emphasizing a language suggesting the vastness and mystery that lie beyond our everyday words.
16. Introduction to Geography
Author: by Mark Bjelland
Published at: McGraw-Hill Education; 15th edition (February 13, 2017)
Getis Introduction to Geography is written to clearly and concisely convey the nature of the field of geography, its intellectual challenges, and the logical interconnections of its parts. Even if students take no further work in geography, they will have come into contact with the richness and breadth of Geography and have new insights and understandings for their present and future roles as informed adults.
This new edition provides students content and scope of the subfields of geography, emphasize its unifying themes, and provide the foundation for further work in their areas of interest. A useful textbook must be flexible enough in its organization to permit an instructor to adapt it to the time and subject matter constraints of a particular course.
Although Getis Introduction to Geography is designed with a one-quarter or one-semester course in mind, this text may be used in a full-year introduction to geography when employed as a point of departure for special topics and amplifications introduced by the instructor or when supplemented by additional readings and class projects.