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Brett McGillivray

Canada: A Nation of Regions
ISBN 13: 9780195423266

About the Book

Canada: A Nation of Regions is a comprehensive survey of the regional geography of Canada. Explaining the physical and human processes that have shaped and continue to modify this country, Brett McGillivray tells the stories of the interactions between Canada's peoples and landscapes. At the same time he draws attention to Canada's place in the global context and the international factors that have so much power to influence the direction of economic development here. Designed to be accessible to students without any previous background while offering enough complexity for geography majors, Canada: A Nation of Regions provides a lively and engaging introduction to the discipline.

  • Identifies seven regions: Quebec, Ontario, the Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Prairies, British Columbia, and the North
  • Discusses core-periphery relationships on three scales--regional and international as well as national--providing a range of perspectives from local to global
  • Emphasizes interaction, from the ways physical and human processes affect one another to the ways developments in individual regions affect developments elsewhere
  • Follows Aboriginal peoples from the pre-contact era to modern-day treaty processes
  • Includes an extensive art program of maps, photographs, and figures
  • Minimizes jargon and provides glossary definitions in the margins where unfamiliar terms first appear, making the information easily accessible straightforward, and logical manner

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