How Geography Affects the United States [5 volumes]

How Geography Affects the United States [5 volumes]

by Robin Doak

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Overview

Mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans and other geographical components have always affected the ways Americans live, from settlement patterns to industries. What's the highest mountain peak in the United States? Which is the longest river? How have wars been affected by geographical landmarks in this country? Why did trade build up in some areas and not in others? Students can find answers to these and other questions in this five-volume set, each volume covering a different region. Entries, arranged alphabetically, explore the ways in which a particular geographical feature has affected the lives of those who settled in the area. Students will discover why farming emerged in some areas while big industries built up in others, and how people have to adapt their ways of living to accommodate their environments. Information on how each feature is being affected today by such factors as air and water pollution is also provided so students can develop a broad understanding of both geography and science.

Volume 1: The Northeast

Volume 2: The Southeast

Volume 3: The Midwest

Volume 4: The West

Volume 5: The Southwest

Grades 6-8

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313322501
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/2002
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.56(h) x 2.72(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Chapter 1Adirondack Mountains1
Chapter 2Appalachian Mountains11
Chapter 3Atlantic Ocean25
Chapter 4Cape Cod39
Chapter 5Chesapeake Bay49
Chapter 6Connecticut River61
Chapter 7Delaware River75
Chapter 8Hudson River89
Chapter 9Lake Champlain101
Chapter 10New York Bay113
Sources127
Index128

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