Appalachia: A Regional Geography: Land, People, And Development, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Appalachia: A Regional Geography

Land, People, And Development, 1st Edition

By Karl Raitz


418 pages

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Hardback: 9780367018443
pub: 2019-04-18
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Although Appalachia has long been recognized as one of the most distinctive subregions in North America and has been studied widely as an "underdeveloped problem area," this book is the first to provide a comparative and analytical geographical perspective on the entire Appalachian region rather than on portions of it. The authors highlight the div

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Boundaries of Appalachia -- Regional Definitions -- Regional Diversity and the Bases for Development -- Appalachia's Physical Geography -- Coming to the Land -- Settlement and Culture Patterns -- Population Growth and Characteristics -- Resources: Renewable and Nonrenewable -- Issues, Problems, and Solutions -- Recreation and Development -- Manufacturing -- Transport Patterns, Progress, and Issues -- Regional Development: Past, Present, and Future -- Other Titles of Interest from Westview Press

About the Author

Dr. Karl Raitzhas been with the Geography Department at the University of Kentucky since 1970. Professor Raitz served 5 years as department chairman and is currently director of graduate studies, as well as book review editor for Professional Geographer.

Dr. Richard Ulack is associate professor in the Geography Department at the University of Kentucky, but spent 1982 and part of 1983 teaching in the Philippines on a Fulbright Fellowship grant, which was augmented by grants from the National Geographical Society and the National Science Foundation in support of his own research on migration, population problems, and regional development.

Thomas R. Leinbach is also a professor of geography at the University of Kentucky.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General