A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada: Toward a Sustainable Future

A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada: Toward a Sustainable Future

By: Chris Mayda (author)Hardback

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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. 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 color photographs and maps throughout, chapter highlights, key term and place listings for each chapter, discussion questions, and a glossary.

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About Author

Chris Mayda is professor of geography and sustainability at Eastern Michigan University.


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/03/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780742556898
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 632
  • ID: 9780742556898
  • weight: 2324
  • ISBN10: 0742556891

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