Focus on Geography

Cover image for Vol. 56 Issue 4

December 2013

Volume 56, Issue 4

Pages 117–145

  1. FEATURED ARTICLES

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    2. FEATURED ARTICLES
    1. Königsberg and Kaliningrad: An Historic European City and a Strategic Exclave of Russia (pages 117–123)

      Roman Cybriwsky

      Article first published online: 18 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/foge.12020

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      Kaliningrad/Königsberg, the westernmost exclave of Russia and its window on the Baltic, is emerging from its Cold War status as a closed military city to become an engine of growth and tourism especially for Germans who were removed from the city after WW II.

    2. Landscape and Culture in a Minority Area of Southern China (pages 124–134)

      Ralph Lenz

      Article first published online: 18 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/foge.12021

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      One scholar's observations of cultural differences between minorities in South China as compared to the majority Han Chinese.

    3. Land-Use and Land-Cover Change in Three Corn Belt Ecoregions: Similarities and Differences (pages 135–143)

      Roger F. Auch, Chris Laingen, Mark A. Drummond, Kristi L. Sayler, Ryan R. Reker, Michelle A. Bouchard and Jeffery J. Danielson

      Article first published online: 18 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/foge.12022

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      Land use categorical changes, though not as numerous as one might suspect, vary by type within the three designated ecozones of the Corn Belt with the westernmost zone showing the most temporary change vis-a-vis the more permanent changes taking place in the eastern and central zones.

    4. A Picture is Worth 1000 Words: Vladivostok and Russia's New Silk Road (pages 144–145)

      David J. Keeling

      Article first published online: 18 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/foge.12023

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      On the eastern terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railroad lies Vladivostok, which is emerging as a bustling port after its Cold War status as a closed military city.

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