In this comprehensive new text, Chris Mayda offers an exciting alternative to conventional North American geographies. Throughout her thorough discussion of the physical and human geography of the United States and Canada, the author weaves in the key themes of environment and sustainability. Her inclusive and cohesive narrative highlights not only the diversity and richness of each region but the fundamental connections that link the continent.
In the course of her research, Mayda traveled to every state and province in the United States and Canada, imbuing her writing and photographs with authenticity and immediacy. She traces the problems each region faces but also illuminates the positive actions that Americans and Canadians are taking to position their countries as healthy leaders in the world economy.
Combining incisive analysis, rich description, human stories, and vibrant photographs, this text offers a complete and vivid portrait of the region from human, physical, and cultural perspectives. Designed expressly for ease of teaching and learning, the book features four-color photographs and maps throughout, chapter highlights, key term and place listings for each chapter, discussion questions, and a glossary, plus PowerPoint slides, and a sustainability blog on the book's website: http://everythingisconnectedblog.wordpress.com/.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.06(w) x 11.22(h) x 1.40(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Regions and Ecoregions: An Approach to Sustainable Geography
Chapter 2: The Nonhuman World: Understanding the Limits
Chapter 3: Sustainability: Redefining Progress
Chapter 4: Population and Consumption: Quantity versus Quality
Chapter 5: The Canadian Corridor: A Shift in Core Value
Chapter 6: The North Atlantic Provinces and Northern New England: New Economic Hopes
Chapter 7: Megalopolis: Setting Sustainable Standards
Chapter 8: Appalachia: Trying to Love the Mountains
Chapter 9: South Atlantic: Gentry Tidewater, Hardscrabble Piedmont, and the Northern Invasion of Dixie
Chapter 10: Florida: A Victim of Its Own Geography
Chapter 11: Gulf Coastal Plains and Mississippi Valley: Juxtaposition Squared
Chapter 12: The Ozarks: Unexpected Economic Miracles
Chapter 13: The Midwest: Corn, Cars, Conundrums, and Hope
Chapter 14: The Great Plains and Canadian Prairie: Land of Opportunity, or Where the Buffalo Roam?
Chapter 15: The Rocky Mountains: High in Elevations, Aspirations, and Appreciation
Chapter 16: Intermontane: Baked, Beguiling, and Booming
Chapter 17: Pacific Northwest: Environment as Lifestyle
Chapter 18: Alaska, Pacific Borderlands, and Arctic Boreal Canada: Feeling the Heat
Chapter 19: California: Having It All and Then Some
Chapter 20: Hawai'i: Aloha