The Making of the American Landscape (2nd New edition)

The Making of the American Landscape (2nd New edition)

By: Michael P. Conzen (editor)Paperback

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The only compact yet comprehensive survey of environmental and cultural forces that have shaped the visual character and geographical diversity of the settled American landscape. The book examines the large-scale historical influences that have molded the varied human adaptation of the continent's physical topography to its needs over more than 500 years. It presents a synoptic view of myriad historical processes working together or in conflict, and illustrates them through their survival in or disappearance from the everyday landscapes of today.

About Author

Michael Conzen is Professor of Geography at the University of Chicago


The Making of the American Landscape (ed. by Michael P. Conzen) - 2nd Edition - TABLE OF CONTENTS Chap. 1 Nature's bequest Stanley W. Trimble, University of California at Los Angeles Chap. 2 Indian settlement landscapes Karl W. Butzer, University of Texas at AustinChap. 3 Hispanic landscape traditions David Hornbeck, California State University at Northridge Chap. 4 The French imprint on North America Cole Harris, University of British ColumbiaChap. Chap. 5 Americanizing English landscape habits Peirce F. Lewis, The Pennsylvania State UniversityChap. 6 The plantation regime Charles S. Aiken, University of TennesseeChap. 7 Gridding a national landscape Hildegard B. Johnson, Macalester College Chap. 8 Clearing the forests Michael Williams, University of Oxford Chap. 9 Remaking the prairies John C. Hudson, Northwestern University Chap. 10 Watering the deserts James L. Wescoat, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chap. 11 Designing American utopias Bret Wallach, University of OklahomaChap. 12 Inscribing ethnicity on the land Susan W. Hardwick, University of Oregon Chap. 13 Organizing religious landscapes Wilbur Zelinsky, The Pennsylvania State UniversityChap. 14 Mechanizing the American earth David R. Meyer, Brown University Chap. 15 Building American cityscapes Edward K. Muller, University of Pittsburgh Chap. 16 Asserting central authority Wilbur Zelinsky, The Pennsylvania State UniversityChap. 17 Creating landscapes of civil society Joseph S. Wood, University of Southern Maine Chap. 18 Imposing landscapes of private power and wealth William K. Wyckoff, Montana State University Chap. 19 Paving America for the automobile John A. Jakle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chap. 20 Developing corporate consumption venues Michael P. Conzen, The University of Chicago

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415950077
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 546
  • ID: 9780415950077
  • weight: 1225
  • ISBN10: 0415950074
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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