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 end 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 international. Comparisons of the 2 nations comprise the similarities and ameliorations of their actual environments and traditional risks, the expansion and altering spatial distribution of inhabitants and ethnic teams in China and the united states, traditions and modern neighborhood expressions of agriculture and meals creation in addition to the speedily altering city and commercial styles in either international locations. The publication additionally highlights the 2 nations’ interconnectedness, in exchange and within the alternate of cultural, social, medical & technological info. the amount serves as an enormous source in geographic schooling because it contributes to a greater and extra finished realizing of the formation and improvement of the 2 nations’ uncomplicated geographical styles and processes.

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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. Here are found a series of east-west or northwest- southeast trending mountain ranges, whose elevation are more than 5,000– 6,000 m, including mainly the Hoh Xil Mountain, the Bayan Har Mountain, the Tanggula Mountain, the Gangdise Mountain and the Nyainqentanglha Mountain. The Qaidam Basin, known as a “treasure basin”, is embedded inside these mountains.

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