The Geography of North America: Environment, Political Economy, and Culture

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This book explores the geography of North America, using engaging examples to understand the cultures of Canada, the U.S., and Greenland. Helps readers understand the physical geography and environmental constraints and opportunities that underlie human settlement in comparative regions of North America. Conveys a sense of place, focusing on the richness of North American cultures, peoples, and places throughout with discussions of topics such as pop culture, music, foods, sports, and other topics of interest to help define and explain each region. Offers a superior, reader-friendly cartography program.  For anyone interested in learning more about Canada, the U.S., and Greenland.

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Susan Wiley Hardwick is professor emeritus at the University of Oregon where she specializes in the geography of North America, urban and cultural geography, and the geography of immigration.  Susan has authored seven other books and dozens of articles and book chapters. She is a former President of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) and has been involved in numerous national geography education initiatives, including The National Geography Standards, The Roadmap to Geography Project, and the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE).  She is perhaps best known as the co-host of “The Power of Place” an Annenberg geography series produced for public television.  She is the recipient of numerous grants and teaching and professional awards, including the statewide California Outstanding Professor Award, where she was selected out of more than 23,000 faculty when she taught at California at State University, Chico. She received her B.A. from Slippery Rock State University, her M.A. from California State University, and her PhD from University of California-Davis.

Fred M. Shelley
is Professor of Geography and Graduate Liasion at the University of Oklahoma.  His research and teaching focuses on political geography, world systems, cultural geography, and North America geography. He has published ten books and over seventy scholarly articles.  He received his B.A. from Clark University, his M.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

Donald G. Holtgrieve is an adjunct professor of geography and environmental studies at the University of Oregon-Eugene.  He received his B.A. from San Diego State College, his M.A. from California State University Los Angeles., and his PhD from the University of Oregon-Eugene. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters and has received a number of awards and grants.  He founded and headed an environmental research firm, coordinated projects for citizen environmental groups, and was a consulting urban planner for several state and local public agencies. He has worked as an inner-city high school teacher, reserve state fish and game warden, and land planner for sustainable development projects.

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