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Print Price: $199.99

448 pp.
34 photos, 61 figures, 58 maps, and 106 tables, 10" x 8"


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Imprint: OUP Canada


A Nation of Regions, Second Edition

Brett McGillivray

Canada: A Nation of Regions, second edition, is a comprehensive survey of the regional geography of Canada. Explaining the physical and human processes that have shaped and continue to transform this country, Brett McGillivray tells the stories of the interactions between Canada's peoples and landscapes. Divided into three parts, which examine Canada globally, regionally, and finally as a country, Canada: A Nation of Regions features an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating geography, anthropology, archaeology, history, economics, sociology, and political studies into one engaging and enlightening text.

Readership : Suitable for courses in the geography of Canada found at the second-year level in geography departments at both the college and university level. This text could also be used in courses on the economic development of Canada, found in history departments.

Part I: Viewing Canada, Past and Present
1. Canada in Geographic Perspective
2. Canada's Physical Characteristics
3. Conflict and Conquest: The Historic Shaping of the Canadian Landscape
4. Canada within the World Economy
Part II: Canada from a Regional Perspective
5. Quebec: Maintaining a Distinct Society
6. Ontario: The Dominant Half of the Core
7. The Maritimes: Settlements on the Eastern Periphery
8. Newfoundland and Labrador: Resource Dependency
9. The Prairie Provinces
10. British Columbia: Canada's New Front Door
11. The North: Resource Frontier and Native Land
Part III: Canadian Issues from a Geographic Perspective
12. A Nation of Regions

PowerPoint Slides
Image Bank

Brett McGillivray, now retired, was head of the Department of Geography at Capilano College.

The Canadian North - Robert M. Bone
Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences - Margot Northey, Dianne Draper and David B. Knight
The Regional Geography of Canada - Robert M. Bone

Special Features

  • Accessible. This lively and engaging introduction to the discipline minimizes jargon and provides glossary definitions in the margins where unfamiliar terms first appear.
  • New learning tools. Newly added features like discussion questions and further reading lists help students better understand material and also make review and further reading easier.
  • Rich visuals and data. Includes hundreds of clear and useful tables, graphs, and maps that illustrate key concepts with data drawn from the most up-to-date sources.
  • Local and global coverage. Students understand Canadian geography through an approach that divides Canada into seven regions and discusses core-periphery relationships on three levels (regional, national, international).
  • Up-to-date. Includes new data on climate change, the global economy and arctic sovereignty.
New to this Edition
  • NEW! Up-to-date coverage of the global financial crisis and its effect on Canada.
  • NEW! Discussion of arctic sovereignty.
  • NEW! Outlines at the beginning of each chapter provide a quick reference point for the topics covered within.
  • NEW! Discussion questions featured throughout.