ERIC Number: ED476014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Afghanistan: A Regional Geography.
Palka, Eugene J., Ed.
Afghanistan and its people are not well known or understood by the United States, yet many U.S. people now consider the U.S. and Afghanistan to be at war. How is it possible to know the enemy? This book offers a complete, but not exhaustive source of information about Afghanistan, the land and its people. The book is intended as a guide for anyone wanting to know more about Afghanistan, and as a resource with references to detailed descriptions of the many physical and human sub-disciplines of geography. An approach to doing geography, the regional method is best described as a synthesis of all the pertinent subfields of the discipline applied to a specific region. Following a "Foreword" (Wendell C. King), chapters in the book are: (1) "Introduction" (Eugene J. Palka); (2)"Location" (Wiley C. Thompson); (3) "Geomorpholgy" (Matthew R. Sampson); (4) "Climatology" (Richard P. R. Pannell); (5) "Biogeography" (Peter G. Anderson); (6) "Historical Geography" (James B. Dalton); (7) "Cultural Geography" (Jon C. Malinowski); (8) "Political Geography" (Andrew D. Lohman); (9) "Economic Geography" (Albert A. Lahood); (10) "Urban Geography" (Brandon K. Herl); (11) "Population Geography" (Dennis D. Cowher); (12) "Medical Geography" (Patrick E. Mangin); and (13) "Conclusion" (Eugene J. Palka). (Contains 71 references and 32 figures/maps/tables.) (BT)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Location, Higher Education, Secondary Education, World Geography, World Problems
United States Military Academy, West Point Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering, Building 600, West Point, New York 10996. Tel: 845-938-3128; Fax: 845-938-3339; Web site: http://www.dean.usma.edu/geo/gene.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Military Academy, West Point, NY. Dept. of Geography and Environmental Engineering.
Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan