The Geography of Wisconsin (Hardcover)

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This accessible survey of Wisconsin geography is sure to delight scholars, students, and enthusiasts alike. A beautiful array of nearly 250 photographs and easy-to-read maps illustrate key geographical concepts and structures, such as:
  • physical features: bedrock geology, glaciation, landforms, soils, climate, and vegetation 
  • cultural landscapes: population density, ethnic populations, demographics, and political affiliations
  • economic activity: agriculture, forestry, mining, manufacturing, transportation, recreation, and tourism
Aware that geography is shaped as much by settlement patterns and people as by geology and weather, John A. Cross and Kazimierz J. Zaniewski have created an up-to-date and authoritative overview of the Dairy State's lands and life. The Geography of Wisconsin will remain a valuable reference for decades to come.

About the Author

John A. Cross is emeritus professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh. He is the author of Ethnic Landscapes of America and has published widely on topics related to the geography of Wisconsin. He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant.

Kazimierz J. Zaniewski is emeritus professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh. His coauthored books include World Regional Geography, The Internationalization of European Sports Teams and the Issue of National Citizenship, and Atlas of Ethnic of Diversity in Wisconsin.

Praise For…

"Written by Wisconsin's 'dean of geography,' and with cartographic contributions by Dr. Zaniewski, The Geography of Wisconsin is a tour de force—a must have for anyone interested in the state's prehistoric and contemporary environmental and human landscapes. This book will stand the test of time as one of the most important contributions to geographic study written about the Badger state."—Christopher R. Laingen, author of American Farms, American Food

“An engaging introduction to the physical features of this state. Authors John A. Cross and Kazimierz J. Zaniewski, both emeritus professors of geography at UW-Oshkosh, also devote considerable attention to the human geography of Wisconsin, including settlement patterns and economic activity.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Product Details
ISBN: 9780299335502
ISBN-10: 029933550X
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: May 5th, 2022
Pages: 472
Language: English