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Regional Geography of Canada

ISBN-10: 0195416511
ISBN-13: 9780195416510
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Robert M. Bone
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Description: This volume explores Canada as a country of regions, revealing its cultural, economic, and physical diversity. While physical and historical geography have traditionally played a central role in the study of Canadian geography, this study gives more  More...

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Book details

List price: $65.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/27/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 580
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

This volume explores Canada as a country of regions, revealing its cultural, economic, and physical diversity. While physical and historical geography have traditionally played a central role in the study of Canadian geography, this study gives more weight to the coverage of contemporary economic and social factors which have transformed the spatial fabric of Canada's landscape. The most powerful global event affecting Canada and its regions has been the liberalization of world of world trade. This new edition includes a CD-Rom with student resources and a computerized test file.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Regions of Canada
Overview
Objectives
Introduction
Geography as a Discipline
The Nature of Regions
The Nature of Regional Geography
Canada's Geographic Regions
The Dynamic Nature of Regions
Economic Integration
A Spatial Framework: The Core/Periphery Model
Canada and the Core/Periphery Model
Regional Profiles
Understanding Canada's Regions
Summary
Notes
Key Terms
Bibliography
Further Reading
Canada's Physical Base
Overview
Objectives
Introduction
Physical Variations within Canada
The Nature of Landforms
Physiographic Regions
The Impact of Physiography on Human Activity
Geographic Location
Climate
Climatic Zones
Permafrost
Human Impacts on the Natural Environment
Summary
Notes
Key Terms
Bibliography
Further Reading
Canada's Historical Geography
Overview
Objectives
Introduction
The First People
The Second People
The Territorial Evolution of Canada
The Aboriginal/Non-Aboriginal Faultline
The Centralist/Decentralist Faultline
The French/English Faultline
Summary
Notes
Key Terms
Bibliography
Further Reading
Canada's Human Face
Overview
Objectives
Introduction
Economic and Social Change
Canada's Population
Population by Geographic Region
Urban Population
Population Change
Age and Sex Structure
Population Trends and Canadian Society
Canada's Labour Force
Domestic and Export Markets
Population Trends and Canada's Faultlines
Summary
Notes
Key Terms
Bibliography
Further Reading
Ontario
Overview
Objectives
Introduction
Ontario within Canada
Ontario's Physical Geography
Ontario's Historical Geography
Ontario Today
Southern Ontario
Key Topic: The Automobile Industry
Northern Ontario
Ontario's Urban Geography
Ontario's Future
Summary
Notes
Key Terms
Bibliography
Further Reading
Quebec
Overview
Objectives
Introduction
Quebec within Canada
Quebec's Physical Geography
Quebec's Historical Geography
Quebec Today
Quebec's Economy
Southern Quebec
Key Topic: Hydro-Quebec
Northern Quebec
Quebec's Urban Geography
Quebec's Future
Summary
Notes
Key Terms
Bibliography
Further Reading
British Columbia
Overview
Objectives
Introduction
British Columbia within Canada
British Columbia's Physical Geography
British Columbia's Historical Geography
British Columbia Today
British Columbia's Wealth
Key Topic: Forestry
British Columbia's Urban Geography
British Columbia's Future
Summary
Notes
Key Terms
Bibliography
Further Reading
Western Canada
Overview
Objectives
Introduction
Western Canada within Canada
Western Canada's Physical Geography
Western Canada's Historical Geography
Western Canada Today
Key Topic: Transition
Western Canada's Resource Base
Western Canada's Urban Geography
Western Canada's Future
Summary
Notes
Key Terms
Bibliography
Further Reading
Atlantic Canada
Overview
Objectives
Introduction
Atlantic Canada within Canada
Atlantic Canada's Physical Geography
Atlantic Canada's Historical Geography
Atlantic Canada Today
Key Topic: The Fishing Industry
Atlantic Canada's Land Wealth
Atlantic Canada's Urban Geography
Atlantic Canada's Future
Summary
Notes
Key Terms
Bibliography
Further Reading
The Territorial North
Overview
Objectives
Introduction
The Territorial North within Canada
The Territorial North's Physical Geography
The Territorial North's Historical Geography
The Territorial North Today
Resource Development in the Territorial North
Key Topic: Megaprojects
The Territorial North's Future
Summary
Notes
Key Terms
Bibliography
Further Reading
Canada: A Country of Regions
Overview
Objectives
Introduction
Regional Character
The Core/Periphery Model
Canada's Faultlines
The Last Century: An Overview
The Twenty-first Century
Notes
Bibliography
Further Reading
Index

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