This book stresses the relationships between the varied natural resource base and the economic, social, and political geography of Michigan. It looks at agriculture and recreation and tourism, which, along with manufacturing, are the major bases of the state's economic development.
Part 1: Introduction 1. Michigan's Unique Shape and Location Part 2: The Population 2. Population: Number, Distribution, and Growth Trends 3. Demographic and Ethnic Characteristics Part 3: The Environmental and Natural Resource Bases 4. The Significance of the Glacial Heritage 5. Environmental Significance of a Great Lakes Location 6. Mineral Resources Part 4: Patterns of Human Activity 7. Economic Development 8. The Economy Today 9. Transportation and Trade Patterns Part 5: Regional Patterns 10. Metropolitan Detroit Part 6: The Future 11. Some Major Quality of Life Issues 12. Michigan Tomorrow