Based on decades of research and written in clear, concise prose by one of the foremost geographers in North America, John C. Hudson's Across This Land is a comprehensive regional geography of the North American continent.
Clearly organized, the book divides the entire United States and Canada into six major regions, then further subdivides them into twelve smaller areas. Hudson emphasizes each region or area's distinguishing place-specific attributes, including-to a larger degree than previous regional geographies-political considerations. In this way, the book tells the story of each region, relying on a brisk narrative that reveals the dynamic processes of their distinctive characteristics.
The first extensive regional geography of the North American continent in over seventy-five years, Hudson's Across This Land will become the standard text in geography courses dealing with Canada and the U.S. as well as a popular reference work for scholars, students, and lay readers.
John C. Hudson is a professor of geography and director of the Program in Environmental Sciences at Northwestern University and the first recipient of the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize for popular books in American human geography, awarded by the Association of American Geographers.
Contents: List of Maps Preface References PART I: Atlantic Canada and Quebec Chapter 1: Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter 2: Quebec Chapter 3: Maritimes PART II: The Northeast Chapter 4: New England Chapter 5: New York and Ontario Chapter 6: The Middle Atlantic PART III: The Upland South Chapter 7: The Southern Appalachians Chapter 8: The Interior Low Plateaus Chapter 9: The Ozarks and the Ouachitas PART IV: The Lowland South Chapter 10: The Southeastern Piedmont and the Coastal Plain Chapter 11: The Florida Peninsula Chapter 12: The Gulf Coastal Plain and the Alluvial PART V: The Middle West Chapter 13: The Corn Belt Chapter 14: The Lower Great Lakes PART VI: Prairies and Plains Chapter 15: Texas and the Southern Plains Chapter 16: The Prairie Wheat Lands PART VII: The Western Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains Chapter 17: The Southern Rocky Mountains and the High Plains Chapter 18: The Missouri Plateau PART VIII: The Intermountain West Chapter 19: The Northern Rocky Mountains and the Columbia-Snake Plateau Chapter 20: The Great Basin Chapter 21: The Colorado Plateau and the Desert Southwest PART IX: The North Chapter 22: The Upper Great Lakes Chapter 23: The Canadian Shield Chapter 24: The Far North PART X: The Pacific Realm Chapter 25: The Pacific Northwest Chapter 26: California Chapter 27: Hawaii