Regional Geography of the United States and Canada

Regional Geography of the United States and Canada

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Appropriate for an introductory course in the Geography of the United States and Canada. In this regionally organized text, the author applies his well-known focus on landscape appreciation to the regional geography of the United States and Canada. This approach emphasizes the description and interpretation of North American landscapes, including their sequential development. Issues such as ecosystems, urban morphology, agriculture and inland waterways are all studied in depth.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 205.7 x 251.5 x 25.4mm | 1,247.39g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0131014730
  • 9780131014732

About Tom L. McKnight

Tom McKnight was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He started out to be a geologist, but discovered geography through the tutelage of Edwin J. Foscue, and soon shifted his interest to the "mother science." His training includes a B.A. degree (geology major, geography minor) from Southern Methodist University, an M.A. degree (geography major, geology minor) from the .University of Colorado, and a Ph.D. degree (geography major, meteorology minor) from the University of Wisconsin. He has been lucky enough to live in Australia for extended periods on twenty different occasions. Most of his professional life has been based at U.C.L.A., but he has also taught temporarily at nine American, three Canadian, and three Australian universities. He served as Chair of the U.C.L.A. Geography Department from 1978 to 1983. His favorite places are Australia, Colorado, Yellowstone Park, and Dallas.show more

Table of contents

1. The North American Continent. 2. The Physical Environment. 3. Population. 4. The North American City. 5. Regions of the United States and Canada. 6. The Atlantic Northeast. 7. French Canada. 8. Megalopolis. 9. The Appalachians and the Ozarks. 10. The Inland South. 11. The Southeastern Coast. 12. The Heartland. 13. The Great Plains and Prairies. 14. The Rocky Mountains. 15. The Intermontane West. 16. The California Region. 17. The Hawaiian Islands. 18. The North Pacific Coast. 19. The Boreal Forest. 20. The Arctic.show more

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