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Through a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary approach, this introductory textbook focuses on critical issues of development, environment, and cultural conflicts facing most area of the non-Western world. Areas covered include China, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa.
"This book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at the lands and peoples of the non-Western world. The level of detail it provides is great and the scope of the book is broad. It fills an important gap in the available materials on the non-Western world for college-level introductory coursework in the social sciences." - David Zurick, Eastern Kentucky University