The United States: a contemporary human geography

P. L. Knox, E. H. Bartels, J. R. Bohland, B. Holcomb, R. J. Johnston

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This is the first textbook to provide a detailed, systematic view of the socio-economic dimensions of the geography of the US. Dealing successively with demographic, cultural, political and economic aspects of spatial differentiation, with rural and metropolitan America, and with the spatial dimensions of social problems and the experience of living in America, the book describes current patterns and trends against a backcloth of historical change. Among the topics covered are the economic consequences of an ageing population, the emergence of new cultural regions, the shift of economic prosperity from the 'snowbelt' to the 'sunbelt', the prospects for a new geography of high-tech industries, the rise of agribusiness, the persistence of rural poverty, urban fiscal stress inner-city revitalization, and patterns of spatial variation in social well-being. -from Publisher

Original languageEnglish
PublisherLongman UK/Wiley USA
ISBN (Print)058230153X, 0470208457
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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