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Across This Land: A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada (Creating the North American Landscape)

Across This Land: A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada (Creating the North American Landscape)

By: John C. Hudson (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

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 MapsPrefaceReferencesPART I: Atlantic Canada and QuebecChapter 1: Newfoundland and LabradorChapter 2: QuebecChapter 3: MaritimesPART II: The NortheastChapter 4: New EnglandChapter 5: New York and OntarioChapter 6: The Middle AtlanticPART III: The Upland SouthChapter 7: The Southern AppalachiansChapter 8: The Interior Low PlateausChapter 9: The Ozarks and the OuachitasPART IV: The Lowland SouthChapter 10: The Southeastern Piedmont and the Coastal PlainChapter 11: The Florida PeninsulaChapter 12: The Gulf Coastal Plain and the AlluvialPART V: The Middle WestChapter 13: The Corn BeltChapter 14: The Lower Great LakesPART VI: Prairies and PlainsChapter 15: Texas and the Southern PlainsChapter 16: The Prairie Wheat LandsPART VII: The Western Great Plains and the Rocky MountainsChapter 17: The Southern Rocky Mountains and the High PlainsChapter 18: The Missouri PlateauPART VIII: The Intermountain WestChapter 19: The Northern Rocky Mountains and the Columbia-Snake PlateauChapter 20: The Great BasinChapter 21: The Colorado Plateau and the Desert SouthwestPART IX: The NorthChapter 22: The Upper Great LakesChapter 23: The Canadian ShieldChapter 24: The Far NorthPART X: The Pacific RealmChapter 25: The Pacific NorthwestChapter 26: CaliforniaChapter 27: Hawaii

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780801865671
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9780801865671
  • weight: 885
  • ISBN10: 0801865670

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