The Geography of Georgia

Problems and Perspectives

  • Igor V. Bondyrev
  • Zurab V. Davitashvili
  • Vijay P. Singh

Part of the World Regional Geography Book Series book series (WRGBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
    Pages 1-7
  3. Historical Geography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 11-21
    3. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 23-31
    4. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 33-38
    5. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 39-53
    6. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 55-64
  4. Geological Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 67-80
    3. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 81-85
    4. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 87-95
  5. Ecological Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 99-120
    3. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 121-131
    4. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 133-138
    5. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 139-155
    6. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 157-160
  6. Developmental Geography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Igor V. Bondyrev, Zurab V. Davitashvili, Vijay P. Singh
      Pages 163-166

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the political and economic history and geography of Georgia, the problems it has faced, and how it has overcome and is still overcoming them. In most countries, at the end of the 20th century the successful resolution of social-economic, political, demographic and ecological problems was largely dependent on effectively protecting the population and economic assets from natural disasters and on ensuring conditions for their sustainable development. These problems are most acute in mountainous regions like Georgia, where the unplanned development of natural ecosystems has had drastic consequences. It is therefore necessary to understand not only the probability of changing conditions (natural as well as political and demographic), but also the probability of the resulting economic losses.               

The book is divided into four sections; historical and political geography, geological processes, ecological processes and developmental geography. In  the historical and political geography section  the authors present a detailed discussion on ancient history, historical and political geography, ethnic groups and  religions, demographics and  socio-cultural geography. The geological processes section contains information on geology, geodynamical processes, glacial and periglacial processes.  The ecological processes section examines a variety of landscapes and ecosystems, aspects of deforestation, reforestation and desertification along with anthropogenic impacts on the environment. The developmental geography section looks at different economies, natural resources,  sustainable development and climate change.

 


Keywords

Cultural Evolution Economic Systems Industrial Revolution Natural Environment Political Systems Political and Economic History

Authors and affiliations

  • Igor V. Bondyrev
    • 1
  • Zurab V. Davitashvili
    • 2
  • Vijay P. Singh
    • 3
  1. 1.Vakhushti Institute of GeographyIv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State UniversityTbilisiGeorgia
  2. 2.Department of International RelationsTbilisi State UniversityTbilisiGeorgia
  3. 3.Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering and Zachry Department of Civil EngineeringTexas A and M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05413-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05412-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05413-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-9083
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-9091
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