This Land is Your Land: The Geographic Evolution of the United States by Seymour I. Schwartz
This Land is Your Land: The Geographic Evolution of the United States
Author: Seymour I. Schwartz
Title: This Land is Your Land: The Geographic Evolution of the United States
ISBN10: 0810967154
ISBN13: 978-0810967151
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 1st edition (November 1, 2000)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1340 kb
Size epub: 1396 kb
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Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Earth Sciences
The development of the United States of America is in part a story of geography: five centuries of discovery, settlement, and expansion culminating in the present shape of this nation and the definition of its fifty states and handful of territories. Understanding the evolving geography of our country helps us to appreciate the full scope of its history.
Dr. Seymour I. Schwartz provides this story in This Land Is Your Land, an account of the mosaic that constitutes the United States, and of the variety of names given to its constituent parts. Dr. Schwartz guides us step by step along the journey through the establishment and growth of our country, from the first explorations of the peninsula that the Spanish called Florida (based on their name for Easter) to the American acquisition, nearly four centuries later, of Puerto Rico, the "rich port" that had long before served as a base for those initial expeditions.