Appropriate for an introductory course in the Geography of the United States and Canada.
In this regionally organized text, the author applies his well-known focus on landscape appreciation to the regional geography of the United States and Canada. This approach emphasizes the description and interpretation of North American landscapes, including their sequential development. Issues such as ecosystems, urban morphology, agriculture and inland waterways are all studied in depth.
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Tom McKnight was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He started out to be a geologist, but discovered geography through the tutelage of Edwin J. Foscue, and soon shifted his interest to the "mother science." His training includes a B.A. degree (geology major, geography minor) from Southern Methodist University, an M.A. degree (geography major, geology minor) from the .University of Colorado, and a Ph.D. degree (geography major, meteorology minor) from the University of Wisconsin. He has been lucky enough to live in Australia for extended periods on twenty different occasions. Most of his professional life has been based at U.C.L.A., but he has also taught temporarily at nine American, three Canadian, and three Australian universities. He served as Chair of the U.C.L.A. Geography Department from 1978 to 1983. His favorite places are Australia, Colorado, Yellowstone Park, and Dallas.
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