The Making of the American Landscape

2nd Edition

Michael P. Conzen

Routledge
Published January 21, 2010
Textbook - 546 Pages - 165 Color & 45 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415950077 - CAT# RT4105

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The only compact yet comprehensive survey of environmental and cultural forces that have shaped the visual character and geographical diversity of the settled American landscape. The book examines the large-scale historical influences that have molded the varied human adaptation of the continent’s physical topography to its needs over more than 500 years. It presents a synoptic view of myriad historical processes working together or in conflict, and illustrates them through their survival in or disappearance from the everyday landscapes of today.

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