Encyclopedia of Geographical Features in World History: Europe and the Americas
Readers will explore mountain ranges, islands, plateaus, basins, land gateways, waterways, straits, seas, and many other important geological formations and geographical features. A-to-Z entries are induded for North America, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe, including Russia as far east as the Ural Mountains, the traditional boundary with Asia. Entries contain geological, geographical, and historical information, cross-references, and suggestions for further reading. Some entries also contain discussions of the myths and legends surrounding a particular geographical feature and relevant environmental issues and concerns. The volume is supplemented by an introduction, maps, illustrations, a bibliography, and an index.
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