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The well-known author of this best-selling book focuses on landscape appreciation of the regional geography of the United States and Canada. He emphasizes the description and interpretation of North American landscapes, including their development. Issues such as ecosystems, urban changes, agriculture, and inland waterways are all visited in depth. Up-to-date maps and information make this book different from any other on the market; it covers such topics as: the North American continent; the physical environment; population; cities; regions; the Atlantic Northeast; French Canada; megalopoli; the Appalachians and Ozarks; the inland South; the Southeastern coast; the Heartland; the Great Plains and prairies; the Rocky Mountains; the intermontane West; the California region; the Hawaiian Islands; the North Pacific coast; the boreal forest; and the Arctic. Not only an excellent desk reference for geographers and geologists, this book can be an excellent addition to any home or school library.

About the Author

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.

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.

Product Details

Mcknight, Tom L.
Academic Internet Publishers
McKnight, Tom L.
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Upper Saddle River, N.J.
United states
Earth Sciences - Geography
Edition Number:
4th ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
December 2003
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College/higher education:
10.1 x 8 x 1.3 in 1234 gr

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