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Regional landscapes of the United States and Canada /
Stephen S. Birdsall, John W. Florin.
edition
3rd ed.
imprint
New York : Wiley, c1985.
description
xiv, 457 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0471884901 :
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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added author
imprint
New York : Wiley, c1985.
isbn
0471884901 :
catalogue key
4581209
 
Includes bibliographies and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
This updated edition offers a regional geographic treatment of the United States and Canada. Designed for undergraduates taking regional geography courses, the text focuses on the special characteristics of each region and how they were developed. Includes basic geographic principles and concepts which clarify the nature of each region. Regions are defined by themes rather than simple territorial division.
Main Description
Written in a clearer and more active style, this new edition provides a comprehensive treatment of the countries' geographies. It explains clearly geographers' conceptual insights and interpretations while posing thought-provoking perspectives about North America's 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
Geographic Patterns of the Physical Environment
Foundations of Human Activity
Megalopolis
North America's Manufacturing Core
Canada's National Core
The Bypassed East
Appalachia and the Ozarks
The Changing South
The Southern Coastlands: On the Subtropical Margin
The Agricultural Core
The Great Plains and Prairies
The Empty Interior
The Southwest Border Area: Tricultural Development
California
North Pacific Coast
The Northlands
Hawaii
Postlude
Glossary
The Map Appendix
Index
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