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.
Pradyumna P. Karan is Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky, one of the leading departments in the country. He is the author of sixteen books on the geography and culture of Asian regions (Japan, Tibet, Nepal, India) and American regions.
"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