Regional Geography of the United States and Canada

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An appreciation of the regional geography of North America, this revised text emphasizes the description and interpretation of North American landscapes, including their sequential development. It covers issues ranging from ecosystems and urban morphology to agriculture and inland waterways. The book also contains vignettes by various contributors entitled "A Closer look", offering multiple viewpoints on topics and a more detailed discussion of specific issues, such as land claims in Canada and Alaska. It also provides explanations of the rationale for regional identification and delineation, including the location of boundaries, and it responds to recent controversies with discussions of environmental and ecological issues.

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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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