1st Edition

Appalachia: A Regional Geography Land, People, And Development

By Karl Raitz Copyright 1984
    416 Pages
    by Routledge

    418 Pages
    by Routledge

    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