A Geography of Pennsylvania

A Geography of Pennsylvania

by E. Willard Miller
     
 

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The culture and economy of Pennsylvania have been developing for more than 300 years. As a consequence, human activities have evolved from those based on primary occupations in the eighteenth century to the manufacturing economy of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the tertiary functions of the late twentieth century. With each major change in

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The culture and economy of Pennsylvania have been developing for more than 300 years. As a consequence, human activities have evolved from those based on primary occupations in the eighteenth century to the manufacturing economy of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the tertiary functions of the late twentieth century. With each major change in economic structure the geographic patterns also changed. The Geography of Pennsylvania charts those changes and provides a spatial analysis of each key geographic function taking place in the state. This book will be an indispensable reference for those who want to understand the factors that shaped Pennsylvania into the dynamic society it is today.

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Describes the places and regions of Pennsylvania, explains how the patterns of physical environment and human settlement originated, and explores the consequences of that geography with regard to the character and destiny of the state itself and of the US as a whole. Topics discussed include landforms and human habitat, climate, water resources, soil resources, population, recreation and tourism, agriculture, mineral resources, transportation, manufacturing, the steel industry, and various aspects of metropolitan areas. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271010175
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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E. Willard Miller is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the Pennsylvania State University and author of many books, including The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State (Penn State, 1992).

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