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How the states got their shapes

Author: Mark Stein
Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2008. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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We are so familiar with the map of the United States that our state borders seem as much a part of nature as mountains and rivers. But every edge of the familiar wooden jigsaw pieces of our childhood represents a revealing moment of history and of, well, humans drawing lines in the sand. This is the first book to tackle why our state lines are where they are. Packed with oddities and trivia, this entertaining guide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stein, Mark, 1951-
How the states got their shapes.
New York : Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2008
(OCoLC)683358621
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Stein
ISBN: 9780061431388 0061431389 9780061431395 0061431397
OCLC Number: 137324984
Description: xv, 332 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Don't skip this --
Alabama --
Alaska --
Arizona --
Arkansas --
California --
Colorado --
Connecticut --
Delaware --
District of Columbia --
Florida --
Georgia --
Hawaii --
Idaho --
Illinois --
Indiana --
Iowa --
Kansas --
Kentucky --
Louisiana --
Maine --
Maryland --
Massachusetts --
Michigan --
Minnesota --
Mississippi --
Missouri --
Montana --
Nebraska --
Nevada --
New Hampshire --
New Jersey --
New Mexico --
New York --
North Carolina --
North Dakota --
Ohio --
Oklahoma --
Oregon --
Pennsylvania --
Rhode Island --
South Carolina --
South Dakota --
Tennessee --
Texas --
Utah --
Vermont --
Virginia --
Washington --
West Virginia --
Wisconsin --
Wyoming --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Mark Stein.
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In a light, accessible style--and packed with fun oddities and trivia--this entertaining guide deciphers the mysteries of the American map state by state. 180 b&w maps.  Read more...

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