Regional Landscapes of the US and Canada / Edition 6

Regional Landscapes of the US and Canada / Edition 6

by Stephen S. Birdsall, Eugene Palka, Jon Malinowski, Margo L. Price
     
 

Explore the dynamic landscape of North America

Lively, engaging, and clearly written, this Sixth Edition of Regional Landscapes of the United States and Canada continues to provide an excellent introduction to the major geographic concepts and regions of North America.

Stephen Birdsall and Margo Price, along with new coauthors Colonel Eugene

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Explore the dynamic landscape of North America

Lively, engaging, and clearly written, this Sixth Edition of Regional Landscapes of the United States and Canada continues to provide an excellent introduction to the major geographic concepts and regions of North America.

Stephen Birdsall and Margo Price, along with new coauthors Colonel Eugene Palka and Jon Malinowski, present conceptual insights and interpretations, along with thought-provoking perspectives on North America's land and people. You’ll explore the geographic information and ideas necessary to understand the different regions in the U.S. and Canada, and make connections between geography and your daily life experiences.

Each chapter focuses on a specific region, and emphasizes its particular characteristics. Detailed case studies illustrate the special nature of different places and the difficult issues facing Canadians and Americans.

New Features

  • Two new coauthors, Colonel Eugene Palka and Jon Malinowski, who bring their additional expertise to this edition.

  • Complete updating of all data throughout the text, including the 2000 US Census, 2001 Canadian Census, and USDA (Map Appendix).

  • New four-color design throughout, which makes the text even more accessible and inviting.

  • Many new photographs, which enhance the text’s contemporary presentation of the geography of the U.S. and Canada.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471152262
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/20/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Regions and Themes.

Chapter 2. Geographic Patterns of the Physical Environment.

Chapter 3. Foundations of Human Activity.

Chapter 4. Megalopolis.

Chapter 5. The North American Manufacturing Core.

Chapter 6. Canada's National Core.

Chapter 7. The Bypassed East.

Chapter 8. Appalachia and the Ozarks.

Chapter 9. The Changing South.

Chapter 10. The Southern Coastlands: On the Subtropical Margin.

Chapter 11. The Agricultural Core.

Chapter 12. The Great Plains and Prairies.

Chapter 13. The Empty Interior.

Chapter 14. The Southwest Border Area: Tricultural Development.

Chapter 15. California.

Chapter 16. The North Pacific Coast.

Chapter 17. The Northlands.

Chapter 18. Hawaii.

Glossary.

Map Index.

Photo Credits.

Index.

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