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The Geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Between East and West

  • First complete geographical book about Bosnia and Herzegovina in the English language

  • Includes over 250 colour maps and photographs, highlighting a colourful country where East meets West

  • Provides in-depth understanding of the geographical potential of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Part of the book series: World Regional Geography Book Series (WRGBS)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Geographical Position, Borders and Size of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Geographical Position, Spatial Coverage, and Size of Bosnia and Herzegovina

      • Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić, Péter Reményi
      Pages 3-10
    3. Borders of Bosnia and Herzegovina

      • Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić, Péter Reményi
      Pages 11-14
  3. Physical Geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15
    2. Geology and Geotectonics of Bosnia and Herzegovina

      • Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić, Péter Reményi
      Pages 17-28
    3. Geomorphology of Bosnia and Herzegovina

      • Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić, Péter Reményi
      Pages 29-38
    4. Climatology of Bosnia and Herzegovina

      • Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić, Péter Reményi
      Pages 39-57
    5. Hydrography of Bosnia and Herzegovina

      • Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić, Péter Reményi
      Pages 59-84
    6. Pedogeography of Bosnia and Herzegovina

      • Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić, Péter Reményi
      Pages 85-99
    7. Biogeography of Bosnia and Herzegovina

      • Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić, Péter Reményi
      Pages 101-130
  4. Human Geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131
    2. Historical Geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina

      • Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić, Péter Reményi
      Pages 133-167
    3. Political Geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina

      • Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić, Péter Reményi
      Pages 169-202
    4. Population Geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina

      • Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić, Péter Reményi
      Pages 203-239
    5. Urban and Rural Geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina

      • Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić, Péter Reményi
      Pages 241-263
  5. Economic Geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 265-265
    2. Natural Resources of Bosnia and Herzegovina

      • Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić, Péter Reményi
      Pages 267-283
    3. Economic Development of Bosnia and Herzegovina

      • Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić, Péter Reményi
      Pages 285-342
  6. Geographic Regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 343-343

About this book

This monograph provides a comprehensive overview of fundamental scientific insights into the geographical features of a country which was and still is in the centre of the geopolitical battle of the large world powers and especially neighboring countries.

The book presents the scientifically proven reserves of individual resources such as: mineral riches, land, forests, flora and fauna, water and climate features, to the extent needed, through statistical indicators and geographic maps. The authors point to features and specifics of the existing interdependence of economic and political development and impact of natural resources on spatial development which can be useful for potential investors, spatial planers, decision makers, politicians, geographers, students, large Bosnian diaspora and anyone interested in area of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This book fills the gap in geographical literature on Bosnia and Herzegovina in the English language.

The monograph appeals to researchers and scholars of all levels in the fields of geography, geopolitics, history and related fields and everyone interested in this country between East and West.

Keywords

  • Geography of Bosnia
  • Population of Bosnia
  • Political system of Bosnia
  • Tourism in Bosnia
  • War in Bosnia
  • Nature in Bosnia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Geography, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Haris Gekić, Aida Bidžan-Gekić, Nusret Drešković, Ranko Mirić

  • Department of Political Geography, Development and Regional Studies, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

    Péter Reményi

About the authors

Haris Gekić was born in 1984 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He finished primary and secondary school in Bugojno. He studied geography at University of Sarajevo. He graduated in 2007, finished his master thesis in 2011 and doctoral dissertation in 2016 in the field of Human Geography. He has been working at the Department of Geography at the Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, since 2007, currently as associate professor of Human Geography. He is chief of Cathedra for Human Geography at Department of Geography. He is deputy chief editor of “Geografski pregled”, oldest geography scientific journal in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His research interests include population geography, urban geography, rural geography, and political geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is one of the chief organizers of the Congress of Geographers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is the author of six books and more than 50 papers. He is a member of the Geographical Society of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He participated in six COST EU projects.

Aida Bidžan-Gekić was born in 1982 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2005 she finished an undergraduate programme at Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo. She received her master’s degree (2011) and doctorate (2016) from Department of Geography. She has been working at the Department of Geography at the Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, since 2008, currently as associate professor of Regional Geography. She is technical editor of “Geografski pregled”, oldest geography scientific journal in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The spheres of her scientific research are world regional geography and tourism geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is member of the Geographical Society of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is one of the organizers of the Congress of Geographers of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is the author of more than 50 papers and four books. She participated in four scientific projects.

Nusret Drešković was born in 1966 in Plav, Montenegro. He graduated the geographical studies at the Department of Geography of Faculty of Science of University of Sarajevo in 1994. Since 1995 he works at the Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, currently as full professor of Physical Geography and GIS. He participated in more than 25 scientific projects. He was President of Geographical Society in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for 8 years. Currently, he is dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo. His field of research covers climatology, meteorology and GIS. He is one of the chief organizers of the Congress of Geographers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and International tourism, hospitality and management conference. He is the author of more than 100 papers and several books.

Ranko Mirić was born in 1965 in Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He studied geography at University of Sarajevo. He graduated in 1994 and started his doctoral thesis in the field of Regional Geography. Since 1996 he works at the Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, currently as associate professor of Regional Geography. He is president of Geographical Society in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and chief editor of “Geografski pregled”, oldest geography scientific journal in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was vice dean of Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo from 2016 to 2020. His field of research covers regional geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina, tourism regions, geographical regionalization and regional geography of European Union. He is one of the chief organizers of the Congress of Geographers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and International tourism, hospitality and management conference. He is the author of more than 100 papers.

Péter Reményi was born in 1978 in Pécs, Hungary. In 2002 he received a master’s degree in geography and in 2017 in history at the University of Pécs. He received his doctorate in geography at the Doctorate School of Earth Sciences at the University of Pécs in 2009. He has been working at the Institute of Geography at the University of Pécs since 2005, currently as associate professor. His research interest covers political geography, Balkan studies, state and nation building and border studies. He is one of the chief organizer of the Hungarian Conference on Political Geography, deputy director of the Center for Eastern Mediterranean and Balkan Studies, editor of Mediterranean and Balkan Forum, member of the Hungarian Geographical Society. He is the secretary of the Political Geography Sub-committee of the Committee of Social Geography of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is the author of more than 100 papers.


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Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-98523-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)