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Southeast Asia: Diversity and Development [Paperback]

Thomas R. Leinbach , Richard Ulack
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Book Description

20 Oct 1999 0138251266 978-0138251260 1

For majors and non-majors courses in departments of Geography or Political Science.

This comprehensive survey of Southeast Asia addresses the specific problems related to the uneven economic development of the region within the context of its geography, history, culture, society, and economics. Although the emphasis is on the present, the book examines the past as a means of understanding current patterns.


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  • Paperback: 594 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (20 Oct 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0138251266
  • ISBN-13: 978-0138251260
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 21.6 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,395,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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3.0 out of 5 stars South East Asia: Diversity and Development 9 Sep 2002
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I bought this book thinking it would be essential for my university course on South East Asia as a region, and the book does provide good analysis of the developmental history of each of the nations of South East Asia, with generally a chapter devoted to each country. However, as my course involved more than just a developmental context, the rest of the book fell a bit short of my expectations, with only one chapter devoted to subjects like the historical context of the region, or broad overviews on agricultural or industrial development.
If a broad overview is of development issues in South East Asia is what you're looking for, then this should be a fine starting point, and it does contain loits of relevant points, but if you want to take any of the points, or countries further, then you will have to read a wider range of texts
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5.0 out of 5 stars An informative text 27 Jun 2003
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Any scholar or traveler of Southeast Asia will find this book to be incedibly resourceful and informative. I have traveled the Philippines with one of the author's of this text and assure you the information contained within this book is accurate for the time it was published. I highly recommend this text.
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