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Mon, Apr 7 CH 3 N. America Canada and the US – highly mobile, industrialized, urbanized Phys geog – fig 3.6 - Gulf Atlantic coastal plain - Piedmont, Appalachian mtns, interior highlands - Interior lowlands - Rocky mtns, pacific mtns, valleys - Alaska and Hawaii Climate – fig 3.9 - Region’s size, range, varied terrain contribute to diversity in climate and vegetation patterns - Coastal zones – maritime - Interior – continental - Western – highland (+ elevation) - Tropical – Hawaii  Environmental issues – fig 3.4 - Management of resource extraction o water (Ogallala aquifier) o peteroleum and mining o soil conservation o logging - pollution o surface h2o o shorelines o air quality - Population: historic - Europeans settlement and expansion o 1 st  stage 1600-1750 o 2 nd  stage 1750-1850 o 3 rd  stage 1850-1910
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North Americans on the move - Westward migration of European settlers - African America migration from south to north - Broad trend of rural to urban migration - Migration to Sunbelt (s&sw) - Counterurbanization – fig 3.19 Wed, Apr 9 Population patterns - Uneven distribution of people - Metropolitan clusters dominate landscape - Megalopolis: urban agglomeration from Boston to DC Demographic indicators – tbl 3.1 - US pop = 10x Canada - Low population desities - TFRs < 2.1 - 79% urban - NYC: largest in N America & world financial center - S. Florida: rapid growth – retirees from NE, latin and carribbean immigrants - Las Vegas: fastest growing city in the west - Vancouver, BC: Asian immigrants American city growth – fig 3.16 - Evolving from Concentric Zones to Urban Realms - Bc of changing transportation technologies: oldest= streetcar; newest= automobile Settlement geographies: urban - Urban realms model o Highlights new suburban growth o Edge cities: Tyson’s Corner (DC) and Plano (Dallas) Urban Sprawl
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course GEOG 1001 taught by Professor Baksi during the Spring '07 term at LSU.

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