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Nation shapes : the story behind the world's borders

Author: Fred M Shelley
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, LLC, ©2013.
Series: Gale virtual reference library
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the importance of country boundaries, the disconnects between these borders, related factors such as cultures, religions, and economies, and how conflicts over boundaries between neighboring countries are articulated.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shelley, Fred M., 1952-
Nation shapes.
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, LLC, ©2013
(DLC) 2012035416
(OCoLC)773022364
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fred M Shelley
ISBN: 9781610691062 1610691067 1299548253 9781299548251
OCLC Number: 844939428
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 634 pages) : maps.
Contents: Ch. 1. Europe --
ch. 2. The Americas --
ch. 3. Sub-Saharan Africa --
ch. 4. Southwest Asia and North Africa --
ch. 5. East and Central Asia --
ch. 6. South and Southeast Asia --
ch. 7. Australia and Oceania.
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library
Responsibility: Fred M. Shelley.

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This book provides a concise and comprehensive description of all of the borders of every country in the contemporary world, including physical boundaries, their historical evolution, and  Read more...

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