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Why geography matters : three challenges facing America : climate change, the rise of China, and global terrorism

Author: Harm J De Blij
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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"Preparing for climate change, averting a cold war with China, defeating terrorism: all of this requires geographic knowledge. In Why Geography Matters, Harm de Blij makes an urgent call to restore geography to America's educational curriculum. He shows how and why the United States has become the world's most geographically illiterate society of consequence - and demonstrates that this geographic illiteracy is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
De Blij, Harm J.
Why geography matters.
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607708927
Online version:
De Blij, Harm J.
Why geography matters.
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)608931476
Print version:
De Blij, Harm J.
Why geography matters.
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004030369
(OCoLC)57352737
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harm J De Blij
ISBN: 9780199727100 0199727104
OCLC Number: 1055757888
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 308 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Why geography matters --
Reading maps and facing threats --
Earth's changeable environments --
Climate and civilization --
A future geography of human population --
The mesh of civilizations --
Red star rising: China's geopolitical gauntlet --
Terrorism's widening circle --
From terrorism to insurgency --
European superpower? --
Russia: trouble on the Eastern front --
Hope for Africa?
Responsibility: H.J. de Blij.
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