Regional Geography of United States and Canada

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The well-known author of this best-selling book focuses on landscape appreciation of the regional geography of the United States and Canada. He emphasizes the description and interpretation of North American landscapes, including their development. Issues such as ecosystems, urban changes, agriculture, and inland waterways are all visited in depth. Up-to-date maps and information make this book different from any other on the market; it covers such topics as: the North American continent; the physical ...
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Overview

The well-known author of this best-selling book focuses on landscape appreciation of the regional geography of the United States and Canada. He emphasizes the description and interpretation of North American landscapes, including their development. Issues such as ecosystems, urban changes, agriculture, and inland waterways are all visited in depth. Up-to-date maps and information make this book different from any other on the market; it covers such topics as: the North American continent; the physical environment; population; cities; regions; the Atlantic Northeast; French Canada; megalopoli; the Appalachians and Ozarks; the inland South; the Southeastern coast; the Heartland; the Great Plains and prairies; the Rocky Mountains; the intermontane West; the California region; the Hawaiian Islands; the North Pacific coast; the boreal forest; and the Arctic. Not only an excellent desk reference for geographers and geologists, this book can be an excellent addition to any home or school library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133529562
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 11/28/1991
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 8.31 (w) x 10.33 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Vignettes
Preface
About the Author
1 The North American Continent 1
2 The Physical Environment 8
3 Population 29
4 The North American City 52
5 Regions of the United States and Canada 82
6 The Atlantic Northeast 93
7 French Canada 117
8 Megalopolis 134
9 The Appalachians and the Ozarks 163
10 The Inland South 180
11 The Southeastern Coast 200
12 The Heartland 229
13 The Great Plains and Prairies 258
14 The Rocky Mountains 290
15 The Intermontane West 316
16 The California Region 351
17 The Hawaiian Islands 377
18 The North Pacific Coast 394
19 The Boreal Forest 427
20 The Arctic 452
Index 475
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