A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors (Texts in Regional by Mikhail S. Blinnikov

By Mikhail S. Blinnikov

Comprehensive and authoritative, this article bargains an obtainable creation to post-Soviet Eurasia. scholars get a pretty good grounding within the actual, cultural, political, and financial geography of this swiftly altering area. middle thematic chapters concentration totally on Russia but in addition comprise proper info at the different 14 former Soviet republics. nearby chapters supply concise discussions of every republic and of Russia's major areas. Student-friendly positive aspects contain attractive vignettes, assessment questions, routines, thoughts for extra studying, 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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3). The coldest temperature ever recorded is –42ºC, and the warmest temperature is +37ºC. There are four distinct seasons, with winter lasting about 5 months. 9ºC in January). ╇ Moscow: Tsaritsyno Park in winter (a) and summer (b). Photos: (a) S. Blinnikov, (b) Author. ence between the two is the amount of available daylight in summer versus winter: Minneapolis is located much farther to the south (44ºN vs. 56ºN for Moscow), and thus has shorter days in summer, but longer days in winter. There are also more cloudy days in Moscow, in part because of its proximity to the Atlantic and in part because of the air pollution.

The Tien Shan Mountains in Kyrgyzstan. 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.

20 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY are not large or mineral-rich, the lucrative exclusive economic fishing zone of 200 miles around them and the opportunity of placing antimissile radar installations on them make the Kurils a prized possession for Russia, so it is highly unlikely that they will be handed back to Japan any time soon. S. 2 million Russia wanted for Alaska in 1867, even after adjustment for inflation. The Impact of Northern Eurasia’s Relief on Humans The overall impact of relief on human life in Northern Eurasia is not as significant as in many other parts of the world, because the region is flat in most places.

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