Regional Landscapes of the United States and Canada / Edition 5

Regional Landscapes of the United States and Canada / Edition 5

by Stephen S. Birdsall, John W. Florin, Margo L. Price
     
 

This Fourth Edition, which emphasizes a regional approach rather than a topical one, has been updated to include data from the 1990 U.S. Population Census. It also includes a chapter focusing specifically on environmental problems and the future of North America. See more details below

Overview

This Fourth Edition, which emphasizes a regional approach rather than a topical one, has been updated to include data from the 1990 U.S. Population Census. It also includes a chapter focusing specifically on environmental problems and the future of North America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471009986
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Prelude
Ch. 1Regions and Themes3
Ch. 2Geographic Patterns of the Physical Environment23
Environmental Limits Case Study: Water Need: A Matter of Natural Supply and Artificial Demand48
Ch. 3Foundations of Human Activity51
Perception Case Study: Manifest Destiny70
Ch. 4Megalopolis73
Urban Fringe Case Study: Queen Anne's Country, Maryland101
Urban Waste Case Study: New York's Fresh Kills Dump, or The Closing of Mt. Trashmore104
Ch. 5North America's Manufacturing Core107
Ch. 6Canada's National Core131
Ch. 7The Bypassed East151
Ch. 8Appalachia and the Ozarks169
Ch. 9The Changing South189
Old South Agricultural Case Study: The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta214
Ch. 10The Southern Coastlands: On the Subtropical Margin217
Cultural-Economic Case Study: Latin America in Florida235
Ch. 11The Agricultural Core239
A Village Case Study: Clarksville, Iowa258
Technology Case Study: The Dorr Farm, Marcus, Iowa261
Interlude
Ch. 12The Great Plains and Prairies265
Ch. 13The Empty Interior289
Natural Hazards Case Study: The Yellowstone Fires310
Settlement Case Study: Moab, Utah312
Ch. 14The Southwest Border Area: Tricultural Development315
Urban Case Study: San Antonio, The Mexican American Cultural Capital330
Cultural Geography Case Study: The Hopi Reservation332
Ch. 15California335
Physical Case Study: Plate Tectonics and the Ring of Fire360
Political Case Study: Dreaming of a Divided California362
Ch. 16The North Pacific Coast365
A Land Use Case Study: Alaskan Land: Who Is It For?386
Ch. 17The Northlands389
Ch. 18Hawaii407
Postlude
Glossary423
Map Appendix429
Index438
Photo Credits449

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