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Author Hudson, John C.

Title Across this land : a regional geography of the United States and Canada / John C. Hudson.

Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  917 HUDS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxi, 474 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Creating the North American landscape.
Creating the North American landscape.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. Atlantic Canada and Quebec -- Chapter 1. Newfoundland and Labrador 3 -- Chapter 2. Quebec 15 -- Chapter 3. Maritimes 31 -- Part II. Northeast -- Chapter 4. New England 45 -- Chapter 5. New York and Ontario 62 -- Chapter 6. Middle Atlantic 81 -- Part III. Upland South -- Chapter 7. Southern Appalachians 101 -- Chapter 8. Interior Low Plateaus 118 -- Chapter 9. Ozarks and the Ouachitas 130 -- Part IV. Lowland South -- Chapter 10. Southeastern Piedmont and the Coastal Plain 141 -- Chapter 11. Florida Peninsula 160 -- Chapter 12. Gulf Coastal Plain and the Alluvial Mississippi Valley 173 -- Part V. Middle West -- Chapter 13. Corn Belt 197 -- Chapter 14. Lower Great Lakes 216 -- Part VI. Prairies and Plains -- Chapter 15. Texas and the Southern Plains 237 -- Chapter 16. Prairie Wheat Lands 258 -- Part VII. Western Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains -- Chapter 17. Southern Rocky Mountains and the High Plains 281 -- Chapter 18. Missouri Plateau 296 -- Part VIII. Intermountain West -- Chapter 19. Northern Rocky Mountains and the Columbia-Snake Plateau 313 -- Chapter 20. Great Basin 331 -- Chapter 21. Colorado Plateau and the Desert Southwest 344 -- Part IX. North -- Chapter 22. Upper Great Lakes 365 -- Chapter 23. Canadian Shield 376 -- Chapter 24. Far North 388 -- Part X. Pacific Realm -- Chapter 25. Pacific Northwest 409 -- Chapter 26. California 430 -- Chapter 27. Hawaii 448.
Summary Based on decades of research and written in clear, concise prose by one of the foremost geographers in North America, John C. Hudson's Across This Land is a comprehensive regional geography of the North American continent.
Clearly organized, the book divides the entire United States and Canada into six major regions, then further subdivides them into twelve smaller areas. Hudson emphasizes each region or area's distinguishing place-specific attributes, including -- to a larger degree than previous regional geographies -- political considerations. In this way, the book tells the story of each region, relying on a brisk narrative that reveals the dynamic processes of their distinctive characteristics.
The first extensive regional geography of the North American continent in over seventy-five years, Hudson's Across This Land will become the standard text in geography courses dealing with Canada and the U.S. as well as a popular reference work for scholars, students, and lay readers.
Subject Regionalism -- North America.
Regionalism -- United States.
Regionalism -- Canada.
North America -- Geography.
United States -- Geography.
Canada -- Geography.
ISBN 0801865670 (paperback: alk. paper)