Surveying the Land : Skills and Exercises in U.S. Historical Geography, Volume 1: To 1877
D.C. Heath and Co.
Place of Publication
Historical geography -- Maps, United States -- Geography -- Maps.
This innovative supplement promotes students' understanding of U.S. geography and its shaping influence on historical events. Surveying the Land guides students in developing a sense for climate, elevation, coastlines, river systems, and other features of physical context that have played major roles in historical change in the United States. In each volume Part I introduces map use and interpretation, discussing such basic topics as scale, longitude and latitude, and map projections. Part II considers the broad geographic characteristics of the United States as a whole. The 32 topical units composing Part III then provide an opportunity for hands-on mapping exercises that prompt students to think geographically about the major events and developments explored in their survey textbook. A convenient glossary of key map and geography terms rounds out this unique supplement.
Grant, Robert B., "Surveying the Land : Skills and Exercises in U.S. Historical Geography, Volume 1: To 1877" (1991). FSU Bookshelf. 177.