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The Industrial Structure of American Cities (Routledge Library Editions.

Author: Gunnar Alexandersson
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015.
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This book analyzes the distribution of the urban population in an industrialized country. The USA was chosen as the object of the study because it had, at the time of writing, in 1956, the largest population for which homogeneous and comparable statistics were available. The first step in the quantitative analysis of population distribution, according to the method suggested here, is the breaking up of the total  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Alexandersson, Gunnar.
Industrial Structure of American Cities (Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography).
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gunnar Alexandersson
ISBN: 9781317501350 1317501357
OCLC Number: 907609898
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Preface and Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction; Purpose of the Study; Rural and Urban Industries; Sporadic and Ubiquitous Industries; City Forming and City Serving Production; The Functional Classification of Cities in Recent Literature; Statistical Sources; Principles of Maps and Diagrams; Manufacturing Industries; Sporadic Manufacturing Industries; Mining; Coal; Oil and Natural Gas; Iron Ore; Other Mining; Furniture, and Lumber and Wood Products; Lumber and Wood Products; Furniture. Primary MetalFabricated Metal Products; Machinery; Electrical Machinery; Motor Vehicles; Transportation Equipment Other Than Motor Vehicles; Shipbuilding; Aircraft; Railway Rolling Stock; Other Durable Goods; Cement; Clay-working Industries; Glass; Instruments and Related Products; Jewelry and Silverware; Textile; Cotton; Wool; Rayon and Silk; Knitting; Miscellaneous; Apparel; Chemicals; Other Nondurable Goods; Paper and Allied Products; Petroleum Refineries; Tobacco; Rubber; Leather and Shoes; Ubiquitous Manufacturing Industries; Construction; Printing and Publishing; Food Processing. Meat PackingFlour Milling; Bakeries; Sugar Refining and Confectionary; Canning; Beverages; Dairy Products; Service Industries; Transportation and Communication Industries; Railroads; Trucking and Warehousing; Other Transportation; Telecommunications; Utilities and Sanitary Services; Trade Industries; Wholesale Trade; Large Port Cities of the Atlantic Seaboard; Chicago and St. Louis; Large Cities in Central United States; Large Port Cities of the Gulf Coast; Other Large Cities of the South; Large Port Cities of the Pacific Coast; Food Stores; Eating and Drinking Places; Other Retail Trade. Other Service Industries Finance, Insurance and Real Estate; Business Service; Repair Services; Private Households; Hotels and Lodging Places; Other Personal Services; Entertainment; Medical Services; Education; Other Professional and Related Services; Public Administration; Political Capitals; Military Towns; Appendix 1. Chief City Forming Industries in American Cities with 10,000 or More Inhabitants; Appendix 2. The Industrial Structure of Cities in The United States with More Than 1,000,000 Inhabitants.
Series Title: Routledge Library Editions: Economic Geography.

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This book analyzes the distribution of the urban population in an industrialized country. The USA was chosen as the object of the study because it had, at the time of writing, in 1956, the largest population for which homogeneous and comparable statistics were available. The first step in the quantitative analysis of population distribution, according to the method suggested here, is the breaking up of the total population into its components: the industries in which people earn their living. Extensive maps support the text as it discusses the problem of industrial location which has attracted.

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