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Region as a Socio-environmental System

An Introduction to a Systemic Regional Geography


Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-4
  2. Dov Nir
    Pages 5-27
  3. Dov Nir
    Pages 59-73
  4. Dov Nir
    Pages 75-87
  5. Dov Nir
    Pages 113-147
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 167-183

About this book


2 society would be a free, anarchic society [an - without, archos - ruler], a society in which each individual is responsible for the relationship between himself and the society. By inner persuasion, we must live by making the maximum contri­ bution of our physical and mental assets combined with minimal charge against and exploitation of the society. We must contribute to society as much as possible because, directly and indirectly, we enjoy the contributions of the global society in which we live and of which we are a part.To achieve this goal, we must know not only ourselves but also the society in which we live. A society is not uniform. It is composed of mosaics of people of varying characteristics, structured in different patterns and groups, the qUalities of which we must know because upon them depends our own place in the society. Were the world uniform of feature and society, there would no place for regional geography. But because the world varies in form and its societies are different, study of the differentiation of the world's surface and the regional geography as the people who live on it is an important tool for understanding the society in which we live, particularly when our goal is to live with it in harmony.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Region as a Socio-environmental System
  • Book Subtitle An Introduction to a Systemic Regional Geography
  • Authors D. Nir
  • Series Title The GeoJournal Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-0516-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-6703-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-0483-5
  • Series ISSN 0924-5499
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 182
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geography, general
    Human Geography
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