By Mikhail S. Blinnikov
Comprehensive and authoritative, this article bargains an available creation to post-Soviet Eurasia. scholars get a fantastic grounding within the actual, cultural, political, and fiscal geography of this speedily altering sector. middle thematic chapters concentration totally on Russia but in addition include proper info at the different 14 former Soviet republics. local chapters supply concise discussions of every republic and of Russia's major areas. Student-friendly good points contain enticing vignettes, evaluation questions, workouts, thoughts for additional studying, and web assets. The volume's over two hundred unique maps, pictures, and different figures also are on hand on-line as PowerPoint slides.
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Fifty-four percent of their flow enters the Arctic Ocean, with only 15% entering the Pacific. Another 8% of water flows to the Atlantic Ocean via the Black and Baltic Seas, and 23% to the Aral–Â�Caspian interior basin with no outlet to the ocean. ” This is interesting, because the biggest river in Europe does not even flow to the ocean! North America also has a few interior basins, the most famous being the Great Basin that includes the Great Salt Lake. Northern Eurasia has a few of the world’s largest rivers.
Three distinct subtypes of the D climate type exist in Russia: subarctic Dfc (northern European Russia and western Siberia); subarctic with dry winter, or Dw (much of eastern Siberia); and the milder humid continental Dfb (central European Russia, including Moscow). 3ºC, MAP = 492 mm). The growing season here is longer than in the tundra, between 5 and 6 months, with snow staying on the ground “only” 180 days. Trees can grow here. Most of these are pine, spruce, and fir—Â�conifers whose needles are available yearround for photosynthesis, to compensate for the still relatively short growing season.
Clearly, they wanted to establish a permanent Russian presence in Central Asia. In 1854, a small fort was built. In just 5 years, the population grew to 5,000 people; by 1913, it was 40,000. The city was the capital of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic between 1936 and 1991. 4 million and very diverse, with Russians and Kazakhs evenly represented. There are also many residents now from other Central Asian FSU republics, China, Korea, and other countries. 6ºC in July). The growing season is long, about 8 months, and there is little snow in winter.
A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors (Texts in Regional Geography) by Mikhail S. Blinnikov