3 edition of Regional landscapes of the United States and Canada found in the catalog.
Regional landscapes of the United States and Canada
Stephen S. Birdsall
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Stephen S. Birdsall, John W. Florin.|
|Contributions||Florin, John William, joint author.|
|LC Classifications||E169.Z8 B53|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||416 p. :|
|Number of Pages||416|
|LC Control Number||77028103|
Over-crowding of population and overconsumption of material goods have now become so pervasive that reassessment of goals and priorities--by institutions as well as by individuals--is widespread. Geography and Climate The U. First Nations peoples make up about four percent of the population. Much of California consists of a Mediterranean climatewith sometimes excessive rainfall from October—April and nearly no rain the rest of the year.
A new, re-imagined version of the Oh Canada Eh? The west has high rugged mountain ranges some of which are volcanic in the Pacific Northwest. Around A. Lower The conterminous 48 states; excludes Alaska and Hawaii.
The complexities of human life on Earth are much too vast and intricate to be explained by multivariate analysis and related mathematical and model-building techniques. Another significant but localized weather effect is lake-effect snow that falls south and east of the Great Lakesespecially in the hilly portions of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and on the Tug Hill Plateau in New York. Much of California consists of a Mediterranean climatewith sometimes excessive rainfall from October—April and nearly no rain the rest of the year. The flowering of civilization in North America is partly a reflection of the degree to which people have levied tribute against natural resources in particular and the environment in general. The western mountains have split in the middle, into the main range of the Rockies and the Coast Ranges in California, OregonWashingtonand British Columbia with the Great Basin a lower area containing smaller ranges and low-lying deserts in between.
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The Columbia and the Fraser Rivers have their headwaters in the Canadian Rockies and are the second and third largest rivers respectively to drain to the west coast of North America. Hawaii's landscape varies but is dominated by volcanic topography. Localized flooding can, however, occur anywhere, and mudslides from heavy rain can cause problems in any mountainous area, particularly the Southwest.
They were followed by other European and Asian immigrants.
This region includes the Bible Belt area of the U. Sources "United States. History of Canada The first people to come to Canada arrived between 15, and 30, years ago across a land bridge that joined Asia and North America.
Even farther north, herds of reindeer and musk ox roam the cold, bare tundra. The Appalachian region and the Midwest experience the worst floods, though virtually no area in the U. Some of the far western areas of the region have an alpine or desert climate.
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In this book, then, there is heavy emphasis on landscape description and interpretation, including its sequential development. The cordillera extend from Alaska into Mexico and includes two orogenic belts — the Pacific Margin on the west and the Rocky Mountains on the east — separated by a system of intermontane plateaus and basins.
The Shield mostly consists of eroded hilly terrain and contains many lakes and important rivers used for hydroelectric production, particularly in northern Quebec and Ontario. Physical geography[ edit ] A satellite composite image of Canada. North American Cordillera The cordillera is a complex belt of mountains and associated plateaus and basins some of which were formed as recently as —65 Ma, during the Cretaceous.
Year after year, the Icewines made by the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake take the top awards at competitions around the globe. Interior Lowlands The lowlands extend down the middle of the continent from the Mackenzie Valley to the Atlantic Coastal Plain, and include the Great Plains on the west and the agriculturally productive Interior Plains on the east.
To the west of their headwaters, across the Rocky Mountain Trenchis a second belt of mountains, the Columbia Mountainscomprising the SelkirkPurcellMonashee and Cariboo Mountains sub-ranges. The Louisiana Purchase in nearly doubled the nation's size.Feb 22, · In this article we’ll look at 25 of the most surreal and unusual landscapes in the United States that can serve as spectacular subjects for photographers.
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