This book is about the human geography of one of America's most paradoxical and enigmatic regions: Appalachia, providing the reader with an adequate description and evaluation of the land and its resources, people, and economy.
Introduction Part 1: The Boundaries of Appalachia 1. Regional Definitions Part 2: Regional Diversity and the Bases for Development 2. Appalachia's Physical Geography 3. Coming to the Land 4. Settlement and Culture Patterns 5. Population Growth and Characteristics 6. Resources: Renewable and Nonrenewable Part 3: Issues, Problems, and Solutions 7. Recreation and Development 8. Manufacturing 9. Transport Patterns, Progress, and Issues 10. Regional Development: Past, Present, and Future