The North Carolina Atlas: Portrait for a New Century / Edition 1

The North Carolina Atlas: Portrait for a New Century / Edition 1

by Doug Orr, Alfred W. Stuart, James B. Jr. Hunt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807825077

ISBN-13: 9780807825075

Pub. Date: 03/27/2000

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

As North Carolina enters a new century, perhaps no southern state faces a more intriguing combination of challenges and opportunities. Changes in the state's economy, shifts in its population, and a widening breach between urban and rural areas are just some of the forces that are reshaping North Carolina at this pivotal time in its history.

The North Carolina

Overview

As North Carolina enters a new century, perhaps no southern state faces a more intriguing combination of challenges and opportunities. Changes in the state's economy, shifts in its population, and a widening breach between urban and rural areas are just some of the forces that are reshaping North Carolina at this pivotal time in its history.

The North Carolina Atlas will be an invaluable aid in any effort to better comprehend the past, present, and future of our changing state. Using text and more than three hundred maps, charts, and photographs, the book offers an in-depth yet accessible look at the state's physical environment, history, population, and economy as well as such other aspects of life as government, politics, education, health, culture, and outdoor recreation. Tracing the shifts and patterns that have made North Carolina what it is today, the book also forecasts where these and other trends are taking us in this new century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807825075
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/27/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by James B. Hunt Jr.
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction
2. The Natural Environment

Land Regions and Geology
Andy R. Bobyarchick and John A. Diemer
Weather and Climate
Peter J. Robinson
Vegetation
James W. Clay
Soils
Donald Steila

3. History
David R. Goldfield
4. Population
Sallie M. Ives and Alfred W. Stuart
5. Urbanization
Gerald L. Ingalls
6. The Economy
Harrison S. Campbell
7. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Mining

Agriculture
Tom Ross and Robert Reiman
Forest Resources
Tom Ross and Robert Reiman
The Fishing Industry
Tom Ross and Robert Reiman
Mining Industries
John F. Bender
Outlook
Tom Ross and Robert Reiman

8. Manufacturing
Alfred W. Stuart
9. Transportation and Utilities
David T. Hartgen and Wayne A. Walcott
10. Trade, Finance, and Tourism

Retail Trade
J. Dennis Lord
Wholesale Trade
J. Dennis Lord
Banking
J. Dennis Lord
Newspapers, Television, and Telephone Service
Alfred W. Stuart
Tourism and Travel
Larry D. Gustke

11. Government and Politics
Schley R. Lyons
12. Air Quality
Walter E. Martin
13. Water Resources
Randall D. Forsythe
14. Crime
Richard C. Lumb
15. Public Education
Rex Clay and H. William Heller
16. Higher Education
Roy Carroll
17. Health and Health Care
Gerald R. Pyle
18. Cultural Arts and Historic Preservation
Jack Claiborne
19. Outdoor Resources
Woodward S. Bousquet
20. Retrospect and Prospect
Douglas M. Orr Jr. and Alfred W. Stuart
Contributors
Photograph Credits
Index
AUTHOR BIOS: Douglas M. Orr Jr. is president of Warren Wilson College in Asheville. Alfred W. Stuart is professor of geography at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Together with James W. Clay, they are the editors of North Carolina Atlas: Portrait of a Changing Southern State, which the UNC Press published in 1975.

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