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A Comparative Geography of China and the U.S. by Rudi Hartmann, Jing'ai Wang, Tao Ye

By Rudi Hartmann, Jing'ai Wang, Tao Ye

The publication is the result of a distinct enterprise: a group of chinese language geographers and a workforce of yank geographers collaborated on a brand new Comparative Geography of China and the us. The publication meets a excessive call for for comparative information regarding China and the U.S., because the domestic of the 2 top economies in a globalizing global. Comparisons of the 2 nations comprise the similarities and transformations of their actual environments and typical risks, the expansion and altering spatial distribution of inhabitants and ethnic teams in China and the united states, traditions and modern local expressions of agriculture and nutrition creation in addition to the speedily altering city and business styles in either international locations. The booklet additionally highlights the 2 international locations’ interconnectedness, in exchange and within the alternate of cultural, social, clinical & technological details. the amount serves as an incredible source in geographic schooling because it contributes to a greater and extra accomplished figuring out of the formation and improvement of the 2 international locations’ easy geographical styles and processes.

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Modern China is experiencing a completely new era in which respect for science and inventions and encourage creativity have become the guiding principles of society. Looking back at the contributions China’s civilization has made to the world, we have reason to believe that a more prosperous and stronger China will surely make new contributions to the civilization of mankind. The First Americans, the first known inhabitants of modern-day United States territory, are believed to have arrived in the Americas over a period of several thousand years beginning 14,000–16,000 years ago.

Are respectively introduced, as well as their natural regionalization which is based on the above mentioned factors. The following section focuses on natural disasters including earthquakes, hurricanes/typhoons, floods and droughts. Further, environmental issues and problems are discussed. Finally, all the physical geography features for both countries are compared to show the similarities and differences. cn R. Hartmann, J. V. 2014 23 24 J. Wang et al. 1). On top of the stairway—the first topographic step—is the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in the southwest of China, a mountainous plateau with an average elevation of more than 4,500 m.

Wang et al. S. 39 Great Basin and Range area, the semi-arid climate to the Great Basin, and the arid type to the southern Great Basin and Range and parts of the Colorado Plateau. The Rocky Mountains and the Cascade—Sierra Nevada Mountains to the north of the 40 °N Parallel belong to the highland climate zone where the climate is extremely unstable compared to those of the surrounding areas. In addition, it is also characterized by low and rapidly changing temperature, large diurnal temperature range, and small annual temperature variation.

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