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Author Lavin, Stephen J. (Stephen James)
Title Atlas of the great plains / Stephen J. Lavin, Fred M. Shelley and J. Clark Archer ; foreword by David J. Wishart ; introduction by John C. Hudson.
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2011.
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 Floor2  G1382.S1 L2 2011    IN LIBRARY
 Map Library  G1382.S1 L2 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xvi, 335 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Content Type cartographic image
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-335).
Contents Maps: Land and environment. Land and water -- Climate -- History. Native Americans -- Bison -- Exploring the great plains -- Military forts and trading posts -- Railroads -- The historic Sterling, Colorado, area -- Population. Population density -- Ethnicity and race -- Demographics -- Ancestry -- Rural settlement and agriculture. Homesteading and farms -- Livestock -- Crops -- Urban settlement and economy. Urban characteristics -- Employment -- Energy -- Politics and government. Selected U.S. presidential elections -- National legislative seats -- Recreation and services. Recreation -- Media and communications -- Sports -- Medical -- Artists, performers, and writers -- Social indicators. Education -- Crime -- Religion.
Summary The Great Plains, stretching northward from Texas into Canada, is a region that has been understudied and overlooked. The Atlas of the Great Plains, however, brings a new focus to North America's midcontinent. With more than three hundred original full-color maps, accompanied by extended explanatory text, this collection chronicles the history of the Great Plains, including political and social developments. Far more than simply the geography of the region, this atlas explores a myriad of subjects from Native Americans to settlement patterns, agricultural ventures to voting records, and medical services to crime rates. These detailed and beautifully designed maps convey the significance of the region, capturing the essence of its land and life. The only current and comprehensive atlas of the Great Plains region, it is also the first atlas to include both the United States and Canada, showing the region's full length and breadth. - Publisher.
Subject Great Plains -- History -- Maps.
Genre Atlases.
Related Names Shelley, Fred M., 1952-
Archer, J. Clark.
ISBN 9780803215368 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0803215363 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC number 654679024