Across This Land A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada

ISBN-10: 0801865670
ISBN-13: 9780801865671
Edition: 2002
Authors: John C. Hudson
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Description: Across This Land is a comprehensive regional geography of the North American continent. The book divides the entire US and Canada into six major regions. The author emphasizes each region or area's distinguishing attributes.

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 2/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Across This Land is a comprehensive regional geography of the North American continent. The book divides the entire US and Canada into six major regions. The author emphasizes each region or area's distinguishing attributes.

List of Maps
Preface
References
Atlantic Canada and Quebec
Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland Settlement
The Forest Industry
Political Change
The North Atlantic Fishery
Labrador
Offshore Oil and Gas
References
Quebec
The St. Lawrence Lowland
Estrie (the Eastern Townships)
Gaspe
The Saguenay River--Lac St.-Jean
Mauricie
The Quiet Revolution and Its Aftermath
References
The Maritimes
Acadia
The Annapolis-Cornwallis Valley
Eastern Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island
New Brunswick
The St. John Valley
References
The Northeast
New England
Colonial Lands and Politics
Northern Maine
The New England Uplands
The Champlain Lowland
Boston
Urban-Industrial Patterns in New England
Coastal New England
The Connecticut River Valley
References
New York and Ontario
The Geography of New York City
The Port of New York
The Hudson River Valley
The Mohawk Valley, the Erie Canal, and the Lake Ontario Plain
The Niagara Peninsula
Upper Canada
The Growth of Ontario
The St. Lawrence Lowland in New York and Ontario
The Adirondack Mountains
The Appalachian Plateau in New York
References
The Middle Atlantic
The Delaware Valley
Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania
Baltimore and Washington
The Fall Line and Megalopolis
The Coastal Plain: The Pine Barrens, the Eastern Shore, and Delmarva Peninsula
The Appalachian Orogeny
The Anthracite Region
Central Pennsylvania
Western Pennsylvania and the Steel Valleys
References
The Upland South
The Southern Appalachians
The Great Valley (the Valley of Virginia)
Appalachian Folk Culture
The Appalachian Coal Field
Appalachian Industries
The Smoky Mountains
The Tennessee Valley
References
The Interior Low Plateaus
The Nashville Basin
The Pennyroyal Plateau
The Bluegrass of Kentucky
The Illinois Basin
The Lower Ohio Valley
The Middle Mississippi Valley
References
The Ozarks and the Ouachitas
The Ozarks
The Ouachita Mountains
References
The Lowland South
The Southeastern Piedmont and the Coastal Plain
Tobacco
Urban-Industrial Growth in the Piedmont
Coastal Plain Land and Land Use
The Low Country and the Sea Islands
Piedmont and Coastal Plain Cotton
References
The Florida Peninsula
Florida Settlement
The Everglades
Urban Growth on the East Coast
Florida's West Coast
The Citrus Ridges
Florida Demographics
North Florida
References
The Gulf Coastal Plain and the Alluvial Mississippi Valley
The Eastern Gulf Coast
The Coastal Plain Piney Woods
The Black Belt
The Alluvial Lands of the Mississippi Valley
The Yazoo Delta
The Missouri Bootheel and Eastern Arkansas
The Mississippi River Distributaries
Lower Louisiana
The Coastal Zone
References
The Middle West
The Corn Belt
The Virginia Military District and the Miami Valley
The Wabash Valley, Sangamon Country, and Little Dixie
The Tipton Till Plain and the Grand Prairie
Chicago
The Corn Belt in the Mississippi Valley
The Missouri Valley
The Des Moines Lobe
Adjustments in Corn Belt Agriculture
References
The Lower Great Lakes
The Niagara Escarpment and the Great Lakes
The Iron and Steel Industry
The Manufacturing Belt
The Automobile Industry
Yankeeland in the Middle West
The Driftless Area
The Dairy Industry
Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis-St. Paul
References
Prairies and Plains
Texas and the Southern Plains
Hispanic South Texas
The Republic of Texas
The Range Cattle Industry
The Coastal Plain Piney Woods and Prairies
The Texas Gulf Coast
The Central Texas Urban Region
The Edwards Plateau and the Plains Border
The Origins of Oklahoma
The Oil and Gas Industry
References
The Prairie Wheat Lands
The Central Great Plains Environment
The Winter Wheat Region
The Spring Wheat Region
The Red River Valley
The Parkland Belt
The Prairie Provinces
The Peace River District
References
The Western Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains
The Southern Rocky Mountains and the High Plains
The Formation of the Rocky Mountains and the High Plains
High Plains Settlement
The Hispano Culture Area
The Front Range and the Colorado Piedmont
The Platte River Valley
The Nebraska Sand Hills
References
The Missouri Plateau
Mountains and Basins
Powder River Basin Coal
Dry-Farmed Wheat on the Missouri Plateau
The Great Sioux Reservation
Missouri Basin Water Projects
The Rocky Mountains East of the Continental Divide
References
The Intermountain West
The Northern Rocky Mountains and the Columbia-Snake Plateau
The Idaho and Montana Mining Frontier
The Idaho Batholith
The Rocky Mountain Trench
Interior British Columbia
Forest Industries
The Columbia-Snake Plateau
The Snake River Plain
The Palouse and the Channeled Scablands
The Columbia Basin Project
References
The Great Basin
Basin and Range Topography
The Mormon Settlement of Utah
The Evolution of Utah
Nevada
The Mojave Desert
References
The Colorado Plateau and the Desert Southwest
Colorado Plateau Resources
Native Populations in the Colorado Plateau
The Mogollon Rim
The Sonoran Desert
The Gadsden Purchase
The Copper Industry
Agriculture, Urbanization, and Water
The Imperial and Coachella Valleys
References
The North
The Upper Great Lakes
Furs and Forests
The Pineries
The Cutover
The Canadian Shield in the United States
Contemporary Trends
References
The Canadian Shield
The Role of the North
The Clay Belt
Mining in the Shield
The James Bay Project
The Arctic Seaport
References
The Far North
Arctic Environments
Native Populations in the North
Nunavut
The Northwest Passage and the Arctic Archipelago
The Mackenzie Valley-Northwest Territories
The Yukon Basin
Alaska's Oil Boom
Land Claims and Regional Corporations
References
The Pacific Realm
The Pacific Northwest
The Aleutian Islands
The Russian Fur Trade
American Settlement of Coastal Alaska
Environments and Resources of the Northwest Coast
Forestry and Fishing
Urbanization in Coastal British Columbia
The Puget Sound Lowland
The Willamette Valley
References
California
The North Coast
The Mediterranean Climate
The San Francisco Bay Region
The Sierra Nevada
Irrigation and Agriculture in the Central Valley
The Coast Ranges
Southern California
Los Angeles
References
Hawaii
The Native Hawaiians
The Hawaiian Environment
Nation, State, and Annexation
Economic Change
References
Index

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