A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada: Toward a Sustainable Future

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Aug 8, 2012 - Social Science - 608 pages
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In this comprehensive new text, Chris Mayda offers an exciting alternative to conventional North American geographies. Throughout her thorough discussion of the physical and human geography of the United States and Canada, the author weaves in the key themes of environment and sustainability. Her inclusive and cohesive narrative highlights not only the diversity and richness of each region but the fundamental connections that link the continent.

In the course of her research, Mayda traveled to every state and province in the United States and Canada, imbuing her writing and photographs with authenticity and immediacy. She traces the problems each region faces but also illuminates the positive actions that Americans and Canadians are taking to position their countries as healthy leaders in the world economy.

Combining incisive analysis, rich description, human stories, and vibrant photographs, this text offers a complete and vivid portrait of the region from human, physical, and cultural perspectives. Designed expressly for ease of teaching and learning, the book features four-color photographs and maps throughout, chapter highlights, key term and place listings for each chapter, discussion questions, and a glossary, plus PowerPoint slides, and a sustainability blog on the book's website: http://everythingisconnectedblog.wordpress.com/.
 

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Contents

Part One
1
Chapter 1
3
Chapter 2
18
Chapter 3
46
Chapter 4
62
Part Two
93
Chapter 5
94
Chapter 6
120
Chapter 13
304
Chapter 14
344
Chapter 15
380
Chapter 16
408
Chapter 17
438
Chapter 18
464
Chapter 19
502
Chapter 20
534

Chapter 7
150
Chapter 8
176
Chapter 9
204
Chapter 10
232
Chapter 11
254
Chapter 12
286
Notes
557
Glossary
573
Index
589
About the Author
603
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Chris Mayda is professor of geography and sustainability at Eastern Michigan University.

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