(Article of book - 1983)

Document title

The Soviet Union: a geographical survey.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HOWE G. M. ;


The purpose of this new edition is to be informative about a country which, in the space of just over sixty years, has developed from a position of international insignificance to that of a world super power. The updating of the book has involved almost a complete rewriting, including the addition of recent Soviet views on the glaciation of their country and new sections on fisheries, major branches of industry and territorial-production complexes. The officially designated eighteen economic regions (plus Moldavia) have been adopted as the framework for regional description and analysis, within their grouping into seven economic macro-regions. The Soviet Union is, however, a centrally-planned state no region within the country can be understood except against a national canvas and this overall view is presented in those early chapters of the book which deal with the geographical and economic framework of the country and with its human resources. These sections incorporate systematic surveys of the several aspects of the physical environment of the USSR, an assessment of the resource base, of agriculture, industry and transport and "period pictures" to illustrate its historical and demographic considerations. (L'Ed.).



ISBN : 0-7121-1989-2

Editor : Macdonald and Evans, Plymouth - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 1983  [501 pages]




Bibliothèque du centre de géographie - Paris

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