American Geography and the Environment
American Geography and the Environment
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Annotation: Looks at how the environment and geography of the United States has changed over time.
Genre: Geography
Catalog Number: #177309
Format: Library Binding
All Formats: Search
Publisher: Cavendish Square
Copyright Date: 2019
Edition Date: 2019
Pages: 112 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-502-64266-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-502-64266-0
Dewey: 911
LCCN: 2018030831
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reading Level: 7.0
Interest Level: 7-12
Guided Reading Level: Z

The quest for resources, from farmland to gold to oil, has shaped much of U.S. history. Ensuing competition for these resources has had a tangible effect on both American geography and the environment. This book shows how American communities formed over time in response to environmental factors and how policy, culture, and day-to-day life in the United States is a response to the land itself. Also included is a look at modern debates over the best way to protect the environment while encouraging innovation, including the role of the EPA and other government organizations in regulation.

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