Regional Geography of the United States and Canada (4th Edition)

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9780131014732: Regional Geography of the United States and Canada (4th Edition)

The well-known author of this best-selling book focuses on landscape appreciation of the regional geography of the United States and Canada. He emphasizes the description and interpretation of North American landscapes, including their development. Issues such as ecosystems, urban changes, agriculture, and inland waterways are all visited in depth. Up-to-date maps and information make this book different from any other on the market; it covers such topics as: the North American continent; the physical environment; population; cities; regions; the Atlantic Northeast; French Canada; megalopoli; the Appalachians and Ozarks; the inland South; the Southeastern coast; the Heartland; the Great Plains and prairies; the Rocky Mountains; the intermontane West; the California region; the Hawaiian Islands; the North Pacific coast; the boreal forest; and the Arctic. Not only an excellent desk reference for geographers and geologists, this book can be an excellent addition to any home or school library.

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In this regionally organized text, the author applies his well-known focus on landscape appreciation to the regional geography of North America. This approach emphasizes the description and interpretation of North American landscapes, including their sequential development. Issues ranging from ecosystems and urban morphology to agriculture and inland waterways are all studied in-depth.

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Key Benefit: In this regionally organized book, the author applies his well-known focus on landscape appreciation to the regional geography of North America. This approach emphasizes the description and interpretation of North American landscapes, including their sequential development. Key Topics: Issues ranging from ecosystems and urban morphology to agriculture and inland waterways are all studied in-depth. The book contains insightful vignettes entitled "A Closer Look" written by top scholars in the fields offering multiple viewpoints on topics and permitting a more detailed discussion of specific issues or topics. The book examines native land claims in Canada and Alaska, blending major components of each region. It provides clear explanations of the rationale for regional identification and delineation, including the location of boundaries and responds to the latest controversies with discussions of environmental and ecological issues. It has been thoroughly revised to include the most up-to-date information available for each region. Market: A valuable reference book for any reader seeking information on the history of specific regions of North America and on the major issues affecting them today.

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