by Nellie B. Allen

Description: Start your exploration of North America with New England, then proceed south through the Appalachian Highlands and the Coastal Plain before turning west to the Mississippi Valley and beyond to the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and Pacific Coast. Along the way author Nellie B. Allen introduces you to the geographical features that influence the crops grown and the minerals mined, with particular stress on the the way water flows and efforts to control its movement both for agricultural use and transportation of goods. Canada too is visited from east to west, then Mexico and the seven countries of Central America, followed by the islands of the Caribbean. A comprehensive tour that connects the reader to all the countries of North America leading to greater appreciation for its peoples, their various ways of living, and the agricultural and industrial pursuits they engage in. Questions throughout the text and suggested activities at the end of each chapter encourage the reader to consider the material more thoughtfully.

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Ages:  10-18
Length:  452 pages
Format:  Paperback
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2021
ISBN:  978-63334-137-1
Genres:  Geography

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. A Trip through New England
3. In and Around the Appalachian Highlands
4. A Visit to Our Coastal Plain
5. Up the Mississippi into the Central Plains
6. Westward to the Great Plains
7. The Wonders of Our Rocky Mountain Highland
8. Over the Mountains to the Western Plateaus
9. The Pacific Mountains and Lowlands
10. The Great Country of Alaska
11. Our Northern Neighbors, Canada and Newfoundland 

12. In the Maritime Provinces
13. Newfoundland and Labrador
14. On the Uplands and Lowlands of Quebec and Ontario
15. Over the Great Canadian Plains
16. Mountains and Valleys of Western Canada
17. The Country of Mexico
18. Some Mexican Industries
19. The Seven Little Countries of Central America
20. Some Islands around North America
21. A Trip to the West Indies
22. General Review

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