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Regional Landscapes of the US and Canada, 8th Edition

Regional Landscapes of the US and Canada, 8th Edition

Stephen S. Birdsall, Jon C. Malinowski, Wiley C. Thompson

ISBN: 978-1-119-31932-0 January 2017 416 Pages

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Extensively praised, Regional Landscapes of the US and Canada, 8th Edition is known for providing general readers with an excellent introduction to major geographic concepts and fundamental themes. The new eighth edition builds on this proven success, presenting updated and revised material. Anyone interested in the geography of Canada and the US will find this a valuable, accessible resource.

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CHAPTER 1 REGIONS AND THEMES 1

CHAPTER 2 GEOGRAPHIC PATTERNS OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT 19

ENVIRONMENTAL LIMITS CASE STUDY: Water Need: A Matter of Natural Supply and Artificial Demand 42

CHAPTER 3 FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN ACTIVITY 45

PERCEPTION CASE STUDY: Manifest Destiny 62

CHAPTER 4 MEGALOPOLIS 65

URBAN FRINGE CASE STUDY: Queen Anne’s County, Maryland 88

CHAPTER 5 THE NORTH AMERICAN MANUFACTURING CORE 91

CHAPTER 6 CANADA’S NATIONAL CORE 113

CHAPTER 7 THE BYPASSED EAST 131

CHAPTER 8 APPALACHIA AND THE OZARKS 147

CHAPTER 9 THE CHANGING SOUTH 167

OLD SOUTH AGRICULTURAL CASE STUDY: The Yazoo-Mississippi Delta 188

CHAPTER 10 THE SOUTHERN COASTLANDS: ON THE SUBTROPICAL MARGIN 191

CULTURAL-ECONOMIC CASE STUDY: Latin America in Florida 206

CHAPTER 11 THE AGRICULTURAL CORE 209

A VILLAGE CASE STUDY: Clarksville, Iowa 227

CHAPTER 12 THE GREAT PLAINS AND PRAIRIES 231

CHAPTER 13 THE EMPTY INTERIOR 255

NATURAL HAZARDS CASE STUDY: The Yellowstone Fires 276

SETTLEMENT CASE STUDY: Moab, Utah 277

CHAPTER 14 THE SOUTHWEST BORDER AREA: TRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT 281

URBAN CASE STUDY: San Antonio, the Mexican-American Cultural Capital 294

CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY CASE STUDY: The Hopi Reservation 295

CHAPTER 15 CALIFORNIA 299

PHYSICAL CASE STUDY: Plate Tectonics and the Ring of Fire 323

POLITICAL CASE STUDY: Dreaming of a Divided California 324

CHAPTER 16 THE NORTH PACIFIC COAST 327

A DISTINCTIVE PLACE CASE STUDY: Portland Is Different 345

CHAPTER 17 THE NORTHLANDS 347

CHAPTER 18 HAWAII 365

GLOSSARY 379

INDEX 385