A comprehensive guide to the physical and cultural landscapes of
South, East, and Southeast Asia are home to virtually half of
humankind, as well as some of the world's highest mountains,
longest rivers, fastest growing economies, and hundreds of ethnic
groups, religions, and languages.
Now updated and revised, this Second Edition of "Dragons and
Tigers" invites you to discover this dynamic and multicultural
region. Drawing on her unique travel experiences and academic
background, Barbara Weightman presents evolving physical and
cultural landscapes. You'll explore the conditions, events,
problems, and trends of both larger regions and individual nations.
Restructured chapters covering the emerging economies in East Asia
Updated maps Current coverage of the December 2004 tsunami and the
rise of China Rich in detailed photographs and maps Written in an
engaging style High-interest case studies Multidisciplinary
approach Extensive bibliography of approximately 300 sources
Discussions of gender issues throughout
Barbara A. Weightman is Professor of Geography at California
State University, Fullerton.
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