Regional Geography of the United States and Canada

Toward a Sustainable Future

«In this second edition, Lisa Benton-Short and John Rennie Short very carefully complement the late Chris Mayda's life project with their own distinctive expertise in human geography and urbanization. In doing so, they preserve her personal and intellectual legacy while providing additional insight and expertise. Thus, readers continue to have a book that ‘has heart,’ is built directly from a geographer’s travel observations and interactions with the landscape, pays heed to sustainability as perhaps the leading issue of our time. I look forward to my continued use of this book for years to come!»

George Pomeroy, Shippensburg University

Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, this text offers a comprehensive examination of North America’s physical and human geography, weaving in the key themes of environment and sustainability throughout. Les mer

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Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, this text offers a comprehensive examination of North America’s physical and human geography, weaving in the key themes of environment and sustainability throughout. The authors explore the challenges each region faces, such as water shortages, climate change, increased migration and diversity, urbanization, and continued economic changes. The book also highlights the positive actions that Americans and Canadians are taking to move toward a more sustainable future. New features in the second edition include sections on population, immigration and diversity, and urban trends. Each chapter also features a case study that examines a national park (representing natural and cultural heritage), how the region is coping with climate change, how geospatial technologies are applied to environmental challenges, iconic images and/or cultural festivals, urban sustainability best practices, and global connections and networks. Designed for ease of teaching and learning, the book features full-color photographs and maps throughout, chapter highlights, lists of key terms, places, and major cities for each chapter, discussion questions, and a glossary.

Detaljer

Forlag
Rowman & Littlefield
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781442277182
Utgave
2. utg.
Utgivelsesår
2018
Format
29 x 23 cm

Om forfatteren

Lisa Benton-Short is professor and chair of the Department of Geography at George Washington University. John Rennie Short is professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Chris Mayda (d. 2016) was professor of geography and sustainability at Eastern Michigan University.

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«In this second edition, Lisa Benton-Short and John Rennie Short very carefully complement the late Chris Mayda's life project with their own distinctive expertise in human geography and urbanization. In doing so, they preserve her personal and intellectual legacy while providing additional insight and expertise. Thus, readers continue to have a book that ‘has heart,’ is built directly from a geographer’s travel observations and interactions with the landscape, pays heed to sustainability as perhaps the leading issue of our time. I look forward to my continued use of this book for years to come!»

George Pomeroy, Shippensburg University

«A comprehensive review of introductory themes in geography presented through a multiregional framework for North America. The focus on environmental concerns and sustainability is interwoven throughout the text and represents a vital aspect of geography that is missing from similar college textbooks.»

Donald C. Williams, Western New England University

«Lisa Benton-Short and John Rennie Short have done a masterful job with this major revision of the late Chris Mayda’s work. Retaining the best of the first edition, they have embedded that content within a concise and streamlined framework and brought new clarity to key concepts. Students using the second edition should readily grasp the logic behind the book’s sustainability focus and appreciate the new features on sustainability best practices and on geospatial illumination of regional issues, alongside Mayda’s explorations of systems thinking on environmental problems. The revised edition will serve instructors well for engaged and critical approaches to the teaching of North American regional geography.»

G. Rebecca Dobbs, Western Carolina University

«The second edition of A Regional Geography of the United States and Canada powerfully and systematically links basic concepts, theories of sustainability, and the importance of place.  Social scientists and others interested in why regions are different, how those differences emerge over time, as well as implications for the future will find this book indispensable.»

Cornelia B. Flora, Iowa State University

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