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California - With CD - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0757509643

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ISBN13: 978-0757509643
ISBN10: 0757509649
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 04
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co.
Published: 2004
International: No

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California - With CD - 5TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0757509643

Gary L. Peters, David W. Lantis, Rodney Steiner and Arthur Karinen

ISBN13: 978-0757509643
ISBN10: 0757509649
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 04
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Considered the most complete and balanced treatment of California geography for nearly four decades, this popular text has recently been revised by Gary L. Peters to include new photos, maps, and statistical information - updating our knowledge of the state.

Also new to the fourth edition of California is a complete reorganization of the regional discussions. Metropolitan areas are treated first and in most depth, followed by the agricultural regions, mountainous areas, and deserts.

The new edition has maintained the regional approach and continues to incorporate all the best features of the previous edition. Not just a geography text alone, California touches on the history of people, places, and things. The text is up-to-date, written in a readable style, and full of useful maps and photos. It gives readers a very good impression of what life is like today in the state of California.

Outstanding features include:

  • Excellent maps of regions and major cities
  • Complete road map of California
  • Comprehensive discussions of all regions of the state of California
  • Topical sidebars, including everything from basin and
  • range landforms to viticulture
  • A thorough index

Table of Contents

PART 1: A Topical Overview

Chapter 1. The Environmental Setting
Chapter 2. People on the Land

PART 2: Metropolitan Realms on the Pacific

Chapter 3. Southern California: Natural Landscapes and Rural Patterns
Chapter 4. Southern California: Metropolitan Los Angeles
Chapter 5. Southern California: Outlying Metropolitan Areas
Chapter 6. San Francisco: The City and the Bay
Chapter 7. San Francisco: The East Bay
Chapter 8. San Francisco: The Southern Bay Area
Chapter 9. San Francisco: The Northern Bay Area

PART 3: Where Agriculture Is Ascendant

Chapter 10. The Great Central Valley: An Agricultural Cornucopia
Chapter 11. The Great Central Valley: People, Places, and Landscapes
Chapter 12. The Central Coast

PART 4: Mountainous Realms

Chapter 13. The Northwest
Chapter 14. The Southern Cascade
Chapter 15. The Sierra Nevada

PART 5: Arid (mostly) Landscapes of the Eastern Side

Chapter 16. The Colorado Desert
Chapter 17. The Mojave Desert
Chapter 18. The Trans-Sierra
Chapter 19. The Northeast

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