Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century by Gary L. Gaile, Cort J. Willmott

By Gary L. Gaile, Cort J. Willmott

Geography in the United States on the sunrise of the twenty first Century surveys American geographers' present study of their uniqueness parts and tracks developments and ideas within the many subfields of geography. As such, it really is either a 'state of the self-discipline' evaluation and a topical reference. It contains an creation by way of the editors and forty seven chapters, each one on a particular forte. The authors of every bankruptcy have been selected via their distinctiveness team of the yankee organization of Geographers (AAG). in line with a strategy of overview and revision, the chapters during this quantity became actually consultant of the new scholarship of yank geographers. whereas it makes a speciality of paintings due to the fact 1990, it also comprises comparable past paintings and paintings by means of non-American geographers. The preliminary Geography in America used to be released in 1989 and has develop into a benchmark reference of yank geographical learn through the Nineteen Eighties. This most up-to-date quantity is totally new and contours a preface written by way of the eminent geographer, Gilbert White.

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Historical Geography has also benefited from heady debates between modernists and postmodernists. Historical geographers’ scholarship has thrived from working with other specialties with a variety of perspectives, notably, gender-based, GIS, and applied scholarship. Among the foci of historical geographers are world systems analysis, migration in the North American context, capitalist development from a historical point of view, human/environment interactions concomitant with land modification, and the examination of the geography of Native Americans.

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For example, local soil characteristics have been correlated with patterns in coniferous forests (Taylor 1990; Barrett et al. 1995), at altitudinal treeline (Malanson and Butler 1994), on limestone-derived substrates (Franklin and Merlin 1992), and on arid alluvial fans (K. C. Parker 1995). Elevation, latitude, and edaphic effects explained local to subregional vegetation patterns in the Sonoran Desert (K. C. Parker 1991), vegetation gradients in the Sierra-Cascade mountains (A. J. Parker 1995), and those along a topographic gradient in Georgia (Hoover and Parker 1991).

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