Across This Land: A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada by John C. HudsonAcross This Land: A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada by John C. Hudson

Across This Land: A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada

byJohn C. Hudson

Paperback | February 8, 2002

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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.

John C. Hudson is a professor of geography and director of the Program in Environmental Sciences at Northwestern University and the first recipient of the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize for popular books in American human geography, awarded by the Association of American Geographers.
Title:Across This Land: A Regional Geography of the United States and CanadaFormat:PaperbackPublished:February 8, 2002Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0801865670

ISBN - 13:9780801865671

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PART I: Atlantic Canada and Quebec

Chapter 1: Newfoundland and Labrador

Chapter 2: Quebec

Chapter 3: Maritimes

PART II: The Northeast

Chapter 4: New England

Chapter 5: New York and Ontario

Chapter 6: The Middle Atlantic

PART III: The Upland South

Chapter 7: The Southern Appalachians

Chapter 8: The Interior Low Plateaus

Chapter 9: The Ozarks and the Ouachitas

PART IV: The Lowland South

Chapter 10: The Southeastern Piedmont and the Coastal Plain

Chapter 11: The Florida Peninsula

Chapter 12: The Gulf Coastal Plain and the Alluvial

PART V: The Middle West

Chapter 13: The Corn Belt

Chapter 14: The Lower Great Lakes

PART VI: Prairies and Plains

Chapter 15: Texas and the Southern Plains

Chapter 16: The Prairie Wheat Lands

PART VII: The Western Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains

Chapter 17: The Southern Rocky Mountains and the High Plains

Chapter 18: The Missouri Plateau

PART VIII: The Intermountain West

Chapter 19: The Northern Rocky Mountains and the Columbia-Snake Plateau

Chapter 20: The Great Basin

Chapter 21: The Colorado Plateau and the Desert Southwest

PART IX: The North

Chapter 22: The Upper Great Lakes

Chapter 23: The Canadian Shield

Chapter 24: The Far North

PART X: The Pacific Realm

Chapter 25: The Pacific Northwest

Chapter 26: California

Chapter 27: Hawaii

Editorial Reviews

The delicious historical details are interspersed with sweeping generalizations that capture the essence of each region and sub-region... It's such good reading and such a valuable resource that Across This Land is an essential book in the personal library of any well-read American or Canadian.