Encyclopedia of Geographical Features in World History: Europe and the Americas

Encyclopedia of Geographical Features in World History: Europe and the Americas

by ABC-CLIO
     
 

Readers will explore mountain ranges, islands, plateaus, basins, land gateways, waterways, straits, seas, and many other important geological formations and geographical features. A-to-Z entries are induded for North America, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe, including Russia as far east as the Ural Mountains, the traditional boundary…  See more details below

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Readers will explore mountain ranges, islands, plateaus, basins, land gateways, waterways, straits, seas, and many other important geological formations and geographical features. A-to-Z entries are induded for North America, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe, including Russia as far east as the Ural Mountains, the traditional boundary with Asia. Entries contain geological, geographical, and historical information, cross-references, and suggestions for further reading. Some entries also contain discussions of the myths and legends surrounding a particular geographical feature and relevant environmental issues and concerns. The volume is supplemented by an introduction, maps, illustrations, a bibliography, and an index. Students of geology, geography, and history will find Encyclopedia of Geographical Features in World History: Europe and the Americas an invaluable reference for attaining a better understanding of the integral relationship between people and their natural environment.

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An encyclopedia of geographical features in the Americas and Europe (west of the Ural Mountains) with historical and cultural significance. Entries contain geological, geographical, and historical information, plus cross-references and b&w photos. Some entries discuss myths and legends surrounding particular geographical features, and deal with environmental issues. Includes b&w maps. For students of geology, geography, and history. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874367607
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 10.28(h) x 1.18(d)

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James Penn

James R. Penn 's an ass'stant professor of geography and anthropology at Southeastern Lou's'ana Un'vers'ty.

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