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A Comparative Geography of China and the U.S.

Editors: Hartmann, Rudi, Wang, Jing'ai, Ye, Tao (Eds.)

  • A new and innovative approach to a Comparative Geography of China and the U.S
  • Focusing on two of the largest countries in terms of economy, territory, and population
  • Current information on population growth and change in China and the U.S
  • Current information on urban and economic changes in China and the U.S
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About this book

The book is the outcome of a unique venture: a team of Chinese geographers and a team of American geographers collaborated on a new Comparative Geography of China and the United States. The book meets a high demand for comparative information about China and the United States, as the home of the two leading economies in a globalizing world. Comparisons of the two countries include the similarities and differences in their physical environments and natural hazards, the growth and changing spatial distribution of population and ethnic groups in China and the U.S., traditions and contemporary regional expressions of agriculture and food production as well as the rapidly changing urban and industrial patterns in both countries. The book also highlights the two countries’ interconnectedness, in trade and in the exchange of cultural, social, scientific & technological information. The volume serves as a major resource in geographic education as it contributes to a better and more comprehensive understanding of the formation and development of the two countries’ basic geographical patterns and processes.

About the authors

Rudi Hartmann is an Associate Professor (C/T) at the University of Colorado Denver where he has taught geography and tourism planning since 1992. He received his Ph.D. from the Technical University Munich, Germany in 1983. His interests include geographic education, the geography of tourism and the history of geographic thought. His regional specialties are China, Europe and the American West. He has visited or taught at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, Lund University, Sweden, University of California, Berkeley, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Beijing Normal University.

Jing’ai Wang is Professor at the School of Geography, Beijing Normal University, the winner of the national laureate for teaching, the leader of the Regional Geographical Education Team of China, the chair of the board of the “China Geography” Teaching Research Society, deputy director of the Geographical Education Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education of China, co-chair of the board of directors of the Society for Geography of Beijing, and the Director of the Key Laboratory of Regional Geographical Research of Beijing Normal University. For several decades, she has been actively engaged in research and teaching in the fields of geographic education, regional geography, natural areas assessment and natural disaster mapping. She was also named project leader of several national programs, National “863” Program, National Natural Science Foundation Project, National “973” Program, and National Key Technology R&D Program of China. She has published and edited many textbooks including “China Geography”, “China Geographical Atlas” and “The Spatial-Temporal Patterns of Natural Disaster in China” as well as written over 200 research papers. Among the classes she teaches is “China Geography”, a nationally recognized course. She is the winner of the First-level Award of National Teaching Achievements, the Second-level Award of National Teaching Achievements, the First Award of Science and Technology Progress of the Ministry of Education, China.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book is the result of the collaboration of academics from both countries, providing the first true attempt to gain a fuller understanding of both the US and China by consistently providing similarities and contrasts between them. … Complementing every chapter are a number of full-colored maps, many side-by-side, showing geographic patterns for each country. … a rich bibliography from both countries concludes each chapter, providing added in-depth readings for further research. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (L. Yacher, Choice, Vol. 52 (7), March, 2015)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to A Comparative Geography of China and the U.S.

    Hartmann, Rudi (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Physical Geography of China and the U.S.

    Wang, Jing’ai (et al.)

    Pages 23-81

  • Population/Ethnic Geographies of China and the U.S.

    Hallet IV, Lucius (et al.)

    Pages 83-116

  • Agriculture and Food Production in China and the U.S.

    Leipnik, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 117-158

  • Economic Geography

    Gong, Hongmian (et al.)

    Pages 159-179

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8792-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8791-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7805-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Comparative Geography of China and the U.S.
Editors
  • Rudi Hartmann
  • Jing'ai Wang
  • Tao Ye
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
109
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8792-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8792-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8791-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7805-3
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 387
Number of Illustrations and Tables
149 b/w illustrations
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