Synopses & Reviews
B> This accessible book takes an interdisciplinary approach and explores the dimensions of contemporary global issues in the non-Western world. The Other World, Fifth Edition is designed to give readers an overview of contemporary issues in the developing world. Using an engaging and informative interdisciplinary approach, it provides readers with fundamental information on current problems common to developing areas. The book presents regional coverage of Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The authors describe the similarities and differences among nations within these regions and trace events and issues in selected countries in each region. Accessible, jargon-free writing style makes the text informative and easy to understand. Part I, on Global Issues, has Issues for Discussion at the end of each chapter which present concrete, current examples of issues in a particular region. The Flashpoints in Part II provide background material on issues and conflicts in a specific country, relative to the geographical region discussed in the chapter. It gives students a solid foundation in the culture, history, economy, and political systems of developing countries.
Accurate, authoritative, and comprehensive, "Optics, " "Fourth Edition" has been revised to provide readers with the most up-to-date coverage of optics. The market leader for over a decade, this book provides a balance of theory and instrumentation, while also including the necessary classical background. The writing style is lively and accessible. For college instructors and students.