The Geographical Review

The Geographical Review is a scholarly publication devoted to geography. The Geographical Review publishes authoritative articles on all aspects of geography. In addition, The Geographical Review includes reviews of recent books, monographs, and atlases in geography and related fields.

Articles from Vol. 83, No. 1, January

African Medicine and Magic in the Americas
CONQUEST and colonization of the Americas by Europeans were accompanied by an unprecedented blending of Old World and New World diseases, ethnomedical systems, and plant-based pharmacopoeias. Romantic visions of a salubrious American Eden, free of illness...
Central Business Districts of the Two Laredos
PAIRED cities along the United States-Mexico border are often referred to as twins, implying that they share common functional and morphological characteristics. Unsubstantiated assumptions of this sort, which stem from an absence of detailed city-level...
Colchis Today
Northeastern Turkey is outstanding among regions in that country. This region extends along the Black Sea coast from east of the city of Sinop to the border with the former Soviet Union. The area was known to the ancient Greeks as Colchis, a term that...
Hurricane Hazard in Western Samoa
DURING the past two decades geographers and others have studied how commoditization and marginalization determine the effects of hazards on peripheral societies. It has been argued that most natural hazards, though unpredictable, are a known part of...
Rapid Industrialization in Thailand: 1986 - 1991
THE economic-development paradigm established during the 1950s and 1960s was dominated by four broad concerns--capital accumulation, agriculture as a provider of resources for industrial investment, import substitution and protection for nascent industries,...
Solid-Waste Disposal in Shanghai
ALTHOUGH economic development in the People's Republic of China has lagged behind that of other Pacific rim countries, China is nonetheless burdened with the problem of solid-waste disposal. Officially the government deplores environmental abuses; yet...
Spatial Inequalities in Sandinista Nicaragua
THE spatial distribution of the Nicaraguan people and economy has been an explicit concern of geographers, economists, and planners since the earthquake of December 1972 that completely destroyed downtown Managua. The Nicaraguan population and economy...
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