The Geography of Serbia

Nature, People, Economy
 
 
Springer (Verlag)
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  • Hardcover
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  • X, 331 Seiten
978-3-030-74700-8 (ISBN)
 

This is a comprehensive regional geography synthesis of the most important physical and human spatial processes that shaped Serbia and led to many interesting regional issues, not only to Serbia but to the Balkans and Europe. The book provides an overall view on the Serbian physical environment, its population and economy. It also highlights important regional issues such as regional disparities and depopulation, sustainable development and ecological issues and rural economy in the context of rural area development, which have been shaped by different political and historical processes.

This highly illustrated book provides interesting and informative insights into Serbia and its context within the Balkans and Europe. It appeals to scientists and students as well as travelers and general readers interested in this region.

1st ed. 2021
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
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  • 150 farbige Abbildungen, 150 farbige Tabellen, 1 s/w Abbildung
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  • 150 Tables, color; 150 Illustrations, color; 1 Illustrations, black and white; X, 331 p. 151 illus., 150 illus. in color.
  • Höhe: 27.9 cm
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  • Breite: 21 cm
978-3-030-74700-8 (9783030747008)
10.1007/978-3-030-74701-5
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Emilija Manic lectures the Economic Geography and Geography of Tourism at the University of Belgrade the Faculty of Economics. She graduated at the University of Belgrade the Faculty of Geography where she received her master's degree (2005) and PhD as well (2008). Main fields of interest and research are: spatial analysis of economic activities, socio-economic analysis, GIS application in the business and local government, tourism destination and tourism impact. She is an author of several books on economic geography, tourism and GIS in the economic planning, and numerous research papers in the national lead journals as well as in the journals abroad.

Vladimir Nikitovic works at the Demographic Research Centre of the Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, and serves as the editor in chief of Stanovnistvo (Population), one of the world's oldest demographic journals. He received his academic education at the University of Belgrade - holds BSc in Geography and MSc in Demography at the Faculty of Geography (2003), and PhD in Demography at the Faculty of Economics (2009). His publications include several books and edited volumes as well as numerous research papers related to demographic and migration processes, cited in leading scientific journals and strategic policy documents. He had been engaged as manager, thematic expert, and consultant in numerous national and international projects, including creation of national public policy documents in the field of demography and spatial planning.

Predrag Djurovic Predrag Djurovic was born in 1962. He graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Geography, where he received a master's degree (1990). In the same institution, he received Ph.D. in geomorphology with the topic "High mountainous karst of Durmitor - Geomorphological Study" (1996). The main fields of research interests are physical geography, especially geomorphology (karstology, recent and paleo glaciology, speleology). He is the editor of the "Speleological Atlas of Serbia" and the author of thematic maps in geomorphology, karstology, and speleology. Until 2001 he was employed by the Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijic" Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Now, he is a full professor at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Geography, lectures in Paleogeography, Dynamic Geomorphology, Speleology and Mountain Tourism.

Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Part I: Historical and Geopolitical Context (edited by Emilija Manic and Vladimir Nikitovic).- Chapter 1. Geographical Position of Serbia (Milutin Tadic, Emilija Manic).- Chapter 2. Prehistory of Serbia: A Brief Review (Dusan Mihailovic, Dragana Antonovic, Aleksandar Kapuran).- Chapter 3. Serbia: A Historical Survey (Radmila Pejic, Sofija Petkovic, Dejan Radicevic).- Chapter 4. Political Geography of Serbia: Territorial Organization and Government (Nebojsa Vukovic).- Part II: Physical Geography (edited by Predrag Durovic).- Chapter 5. Climate of Serbia (Bosko Milovanovic, Gorica Stanojevic, Milan Radovanovic).- Chapter 6. Hydrological Characteristics of Serbia (Marko Urosev, Ana Milanovic Pesic, Jelena Kovacevic-Majkic, Dragoljub Strbac).- Chapter 7. Geomorphological Characteristics of Serbia (Predrag Djurovic).- Chapter 8. Biogeographical Characteristics of the Territory of Serbia: Richness and Spatial Distribution of Biodiversity, Endemism and Biogeographical Regionalization (Vladimir B. Stevanovic).- Chapter 9. Geohazards and Geoheritage (Ivan Novkovic, Slavoljub Dragicevic, Mirela Djurovic).- Part III: Demography (edited by Vladimir Nikitovic).- Chapter 10. Demographic Profile of Serbia at the Turn of the Millennia (Daniela Arsenovic, Vladimir Nikitovic).- Chapter 11. Demographic Challenges in Serbia (Mirjana Rasevic, Marko Galjak).- Chapter 12. Migration and Mobility Patterns in Serbia (Vesna Lukic).- Chapter 13. Approaching Regional Depopulation in Serbia (Vladimir Nikitovic).- Part IV: Economy (edited by Emilija Manic).- Chapter 14. Serbian Economy - History, Transition and Present (Dorde Mitrovic).- Chapter 15. Agriculture in Serbia (Zaklina Stojanovic).- Chapter 16. Natural Resources and Manufacturing Sector (Emilija Manic, Milena Lutovac).- Chapter 17. Transport Sector in Serbia (Ivan Ratkaj).- Chapter 18. Services: Finance, Trade and Tourism (Svetlana Popovic, Dragan Stojkovic, Radmila Jovanovic).- Chapter 19. Serbia Internationally: International Trade and Integrations (Predrag Bjelic, Ivana Popovic Petrovic). Part V: Regional Development and Specificities (edited by Vladimir Nikitovic and Emilija Manic).- Chapter 20. Environmental Issues in Serbia: The Pollution and Nature Conservation (Vladimir Stojanovic, Milana Pantelic, Stevan Savic).- Chapter 21. Development Challenges Faced by Cities in Serbia (Nikola Krunic, Aleksandra Gajic, Dragutin Tosic).- Chapter 22. Rural Areas and Rural Economy in Serbia (Marija Drobnjakovic, Zaklina Stojanovic, Sonja Josipovic).- Chapter 23. Regional Disparities in Serbia (Dejan Molnar).- Index.

The book offers a comprehensive regional geography synthesis of the most important physical and human spatial processes that shaped Serbia and led to many interesting regional issues, not only to Serbia but to the Balkans and Europe. The book provides an overall view on the Serbian physical environment, its population and economy. It also highlights important regional issues such as regional disparities and depopulation, sustainable development and ecological issues and rural economy in the context of rural area development, which have been shaped by different political and historical processes.

This highly illustrated book provides interesting and informative insights into Serbia and its context within the Balkans and Europe. It appeals to scientists and students as well as travelers and general readers interested in this region.

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