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North America's physical, economic, and cultural environments are changing rapidly - from climate change and environmental hazards, to the ongoing global economic turmoil, to an expanding population, to the cultural phenomenon of online social networks like Facebook. The Geography of North America: Environment, Culture, Economy is an engaging approach to the geography of the U.S., Canada, and Greenland. While the material is structured around traditional concepts and themes, compelling modern examples illustrate key concepts, including popular culture, sports, music, and travel. The authors' accessible approach promotes understanding of various regions of the continent as well as Hawai'i and Greenland. The Second Edition strengthens the text's three core themes of environment, culture, and economy with new data and updated chapter sections, revised feature box essays, and a new pedagogical structure consisting of learning outcomes, checkpoints, and discussion questions. Online media and quiz support are found on the book's premium website at www.mygeoscienceplace.com.
|Publication date:||2nd January 2012|
|Author:||Susan W. Hardwick, Fred M. Shelley, Donald G. Holtgrieve|
|Publisher:||Pearson an imprint of Pearson Education (US)|
Susan Wiley Hardwick is professor emeritus at the University of Oregon where she specializes in the geography of North America, urban and cultural geography, and the geography of immigration. Susan has authored seven other books and dozens of articles and book chapters. She is a former President of the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) and has been involved in numerous national geography education initiatives, including The National Geography Standards, The Roadmap to Geography Project, and the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE). She is perhaps best known as the co-host of The Power of Place an Annenberg ...More About Susan W. Hardwick, Fred M. Shelley, Donald G. Holtgrieve