9780471009986

Regional Landscapes Of The United States and Canada

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  • ISBN13:

    9780471009986

  • ISBN10:

    0471009989

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-01-01
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

Written in a clearer and more active style, this new edition provides a comprehensive treatment of the countries2 geographies. It explains clearly geographers2 conceptual insights and interpretations while posing thought-provoking perspectives about North America2s land and people. It features a regional approach, and has been raised for its excellent introduction to major geographic concepts and fundamental themes.

Table of Contents

Prelude
Chapter 1 Regions and Themes
3(20)
Chapter 2 Geographic Patterns of the Physical Environment
23(28)
Environmental Limits Case Study: Water Need: A Matter of Natural Supply and Artificial Demand
48(3)
Chapter 3 Foundations of Human Activity
51(22)
Perception Case Study: Manifest Destiny
70(3)
Chapter 4 Megalopolis
73(34)
Urban Fringe Case Study: Queen Anne's County, Maryland
101(3)
Urban Waste Case Study: New York's Fresh Kills Dump, or The Closing of Mt. Trashmore
104(3)
Chapter 5 North America's Manufacturing Core
107(24)
Chapter 6 Canada's National Core
131(20)
Chapter 7 The Bypassed East
151(18)
Chapter 8 Appalachia and the Ozarks
169(20)
Chapter 9 The Changing South
189(28)
Old South Agricultural Case Study: The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta
214(3)
Chapter 10 The Southern Coastlands: On the Subtropical Margin
217(22)
Cultural-Economic Case Study: Latin America in Florida
235(4)
Chapter 11 The Agricultural Core
239(26)
A Village Case Study: Clarksville, Iowa
258(3)
Technology Case Study: The Dorr Farm, Marcus, Iowa
261(4)
Interlude
265(1)
Chapter 12 The Great Plains and Prairies
265(24)
Chapter 13 The Empty Interior
289(26)
Natural Hazards Case Study: The Yellowstone Fires
310(2)
Settlement Case Study: Moab, Utah
312(3)
Chapter 14 The Southwest Border Area: Tricultural Development
315(20)
Urban Case Study: San Antonio, The Mexican American Cultural Capital
330(2)
Cultural Geography Case Study: The Hopi Reservation
332(3)
Chapter 15 California
335(30)
Physical Case Study: Plate Tectonics and the Ring of Fire
360(2)
Political Case Study: Dreaming of a Divided California
362(3)
Chapter 16 The North Pacific Coast
365(24)
A Land Use Case Study: Alaskan Land: Who Is It For?
386(3)
Chapter 17 The Northlands
389(18)
Chapter 18 Hawaii
407(16)
Postlude 423(1)
Glossary 423(6)
Map Appendix 429(9)
Index 438(11)
Photo Credits 449

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