"This timely survey of the asian continent offers systematic studies of its complex physical, cultural, and political patterns, followed by its regional divisions.
Discussion is focused on the contemporary scene that highlights the physical environments, historical settings, population problems, mineral and industrial resources, urbanization, ethnic distributions, and regional components of its vast and diverse landscapes.
The book, in -fact, reflects more than three decades of experience as a traveler, a researcher, and a teacher in asian geography.
It includes latest tables and carefully crafted maps illustrating the material presented in the text.
Intended primarily for the general, all-purpose beginning course on asian geography, the book would prove of value to the students and lay persons alike."