By Mikhail S. Blinnikov
Comprehensive and authoritative, this article deals an available advent to post-Soviet Eurasia. scholars get a great grounding within the actual, cultural, political, and financial geography of this quickly altering sector. middle thematic chapters concentration totally on Russia but in addition contain suitable info at the different 14 former Soviet republics. local chapters supply concise discussions of every republic and of Russia's major areas. Student-friendly beneficial properties comprise attractive vignettes, evaluate questions, workouts, strategies for additional analyzing, and net assets. The volume's over 2 hundred unique maps, pictures, and different figures also are on hand on-line as PowerPoint slides.
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Extra resources for A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors (Texts in Regional Geography)
Photo: L. Swanson. Relief and Hydrography mid-Â�Holocene (7,500 years ago); some blasts produced enough ash to be found in substantial layers in Greenland’s ice sheets, on the other side of the world! One of the most famous recent eruptions came without warning from Bezymyanny in 1953, with a powerful explosion comparable to that of Mt. St. Helens in Washington State in 1980. It did not kill any people, fortunately, because nobody lives in that area. 4 million years ago until approximately 10,000 years ago.
The biggest ice sheet covered all of Scandinavia and extended east as far as the eastern shore of the White Sea today. The Urals and parts of the Putorana Plateau in northern Siberia were also heavily glaciated. In between, however, and all the way to the Pacific Coast, only small areas of the highest terrain had much ice cover. The remainder was ice-free, but with hundreds of meters of permafrost extending deep into the soil. This may seem counterintuitive, but it can be understood if we remember that moisture available at cold temperatures is what makes ice and snow, not the cold temperatures themselves.
Why? 3. ” What is the date of the latest start of winter snowfall in the area where you live (if you get any snow at all)? 4. Explain why Murmansk is an ice-free port, while Magadan (much farther to the south) freezes up in winter. 2 for the country where you live. Which climates of Northern Eurasia do not seem to have good analogues in your country? Why do you think this is the case? â•‡ Use a few current books on global climate change to find out more about the predicted impacts of global warming on Eurasia.
A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors (Texts in Regional Geography) by Mikhail S. Blinnikov