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North American odyssey : historical geographies for the twenty-first century

Author: Craig E Colten; Geoffrey L Buckley
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This groundbreaking volume offers a fresh approach to conceptualizing the historical geography of North America by taking a thematic rather than a traditional regional perspective. Leading geographers, building on current scholarship in the field, explore five central themes. The book includes sections that explore early settlement, nineteenth- and twentieth-century population movements, human transformations of the  Read more...
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North American odyssey
(DLC) 2013048468
(OCoLC)862790370
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig E Colten; Geoffrey L Buckley
ISBN: 9781442215863 1442215860 1306551560 9781306551564
OCLC Number: 875894625
Description: 1 online resource (pages)
Contents: Cover --
frontmatter --
contents --
figures --
introduction --
part I --
chapter 1 --
chapter 2 --
chapter 3 --
part II --
chapter 4 --
chapter 5 --
chapter 6 --
part III --
chapter 7 --
chapter 8 --
chapter 9 --
chapter 10 --
chapter 11 --
part IV --
chapter 12 --
chapter 13 --
chapter 14 --
chapter 15 --
chapter 16 --
chapter 17 --
chapter 18 --
part V --
chapter 19 --
chapter 20 --
chapter 21 --
chapter 22 --
index --
contributors.
Responsibility: edited by Craig E. Colten and Geoffrey L. Buckley.

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This groundbreaking volume offers a fresh approach to conceptualizing the historical geography of North America by taking a thematic rather than a traditional regional perspective. Leading geographers, building on current scholarship in the field, explore five central themes. The book includes sections that explore early settlement, nineteenth- and twentieth-century population movements, human transformations of the natural landscape, the inscription of human society on the landscape, and the urbanization of the continent. With its focus on human-environment interactions, the mobility of peopl.

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Editors Colten and Buckley envisioned their book to update and complement earlier historical geographies of the continent. The topical and methodological framework employed by the editors provides a Read more...

 
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