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  United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Interior Plains may be divided into two sections: the fertile central lowlands, the agricultural heartland of the United States; and the Great Plains, a treeless plateau that gently rises from the central lowlands to the foothills of the Rocky Mts.
The United States has a broad range of climates, varying from the tropical rain-forest of Hawaii and the tropical savanna of S Florida (where the Everglades are found) to the subarctic and tundra climates of Alaska.
The Congress of the United States, the legislative branch, is bicameral and consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
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 MSN Encarta - United States (Geography)
The United States of America is a federal republic on the continent of North America.
The United States consists of 48 contiguous states and the noncontiguous states of Alaska and Hawaii.
In addition, the United States includes a number of outlying areas, such as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands of the United States, which are located on the Caribbean Sea, and the islands of American Samoa and Guam, located in the Pacific Ocean.
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 Geography of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Forty-nine states in the United States (all except Hawaii) lie on the North American continent; 48 of these (all except Alaska) are contiguous and form the continental United States.
The Laurentian Highlands, the Interior Plains and the Interior Highlands lie between the two coasts, stretching from the Gulf of Mexico northward, far beyond the national boundary, to the Arctic Ocean.
Western states - The west is home to the pacific coast of the United States as well as many gorges, plateaus and mountain ranges, the most famous being the Rocky Mountains.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_the_United_States   (1504 words)

 Geography of the Interior United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This upland, part of the Canadian Shield along with the Adirondacks, is a greatly deformed structure and is composed primarily of igneous and metamorphic crystalline rocks commonly associated with a rugged landscape.
Small as they are, they are the chief relief of the prairie states, and, in association with the nearly imperceptible slopes of the till plains, they determine the course of many streams and rivers, which as a whole are consequent upon the surface form of the glacial deposits.
South-western Wisconsin and parts of the adjacent states of Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota are known as the driftless zone, because, although bordered by drift sheets and moraines, it is free from glacial deposits.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_the_Interior_United_States   (6920 words)

Interior, South Dakota Interior is a town located in 2000 census, the town had a total population of 77.
Interior Township, Michigan Interior Township is a township located in 2000 census, the township had a total population...
United States Secretary of the Interior The United States Secretary of the Interior is the head of the Cabinet.
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 United States -> Physical Geography on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The conterminous United States may be divided into seven broad physiographic divisions: from east to west, the Atlantic-Gulf Coastal Plain; the Appalachian Highlands; the Interior Plains; the Interior Highlands; the Rocky Mountain System; the Intermontane Region; and the Pacific Mountain System.
The Atlantic-Gulf Coastal Plain extends along the east and southeast coasts of the United States from E Long Island to the Rio Grande; Cape Cod and the islands off SE Massachusetts are also part of this region.
A native of the United States and the founder of the KOCH movement, Rabbi Meir KAHANE went to Israel in 1971 and tried to import his politics and xenophobia, calling for the expulstion of (PAR130728)
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/US_PhysicalGeography.asp   (2000 words)

 Hokanson's World Geography The United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Geographers divide the United States into five main physical regions: the Coastal Plains, the Appalachian Mountains, the Interior Plains, the Mountains and Basins, and the Pacific Coast.
The United States is sometimes called a "Nation of Immigrants." Since the earliest people crossed the land bridge from Asia, Americans have come from every part of the world.
The economic regions of the United States are the Northeast, South, Midwest, Interior West, and Pacific regions.
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 Geography of the United States - InformationBlast
49 states in the United States (all except Hawaii) lie on the North American continent; 48 of these (all except Alaska) are contiguous and form the continental United States.
New England - One of the regions first settled by the European immigrants, this region lies in the upper north east of the U.S. Geographicaly, this region is dominated by rocky uplands and sandy outwash plains and with a climate having stark seasonal changes.
Mid-Atlantic - Another region settled earlier on in the U.S. history and home to the capital of the U.S. Its geography is a variegated region which includes forested ridges and marshy lowlands.
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 K. J. Stewart (Kensey Johns). A Geography for Beginners.
State the number of rivers of North America emptying into the Atlantic Ocean, and into the Gulf of Mexico east and west of the Mississippi.
She was among the first States to accept and adopt the cause of Independence and the issues of war, in 1861, and her soldiers have ever been found in the front ranks of battle.
These two basins are united by means of canals, and thus the oceans on the opposite sides of the kingdom are connected.
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 Mid-Century Alaska
All adults who are citizens of the United States or who have declared their intention to become such, and who are residents of the school district, are eligible to vote for school board members in the incorporated cities.
The University of Alaska, one of the 69 land-grant colleges established by the United States Congress, is on a 2,250-acre tract at College Station, approximately 3 miles west of Fairbanks.
In the United States a general office is at the American Geographical Society in New York and a research office is at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
www.alaskool.org /projects/history/mid_century/Mid_Century_Alaska.htm   (6144 words)

 Illinois, state, United States: Geography
The broad level lands that gave Illinois the nickname Prairie State were fashioned by late Cenozoic glaciation, which leveled rugged ridges and filled valleys over the northern and central parts of the state.
The state's climate is continental, with extreme seasonal variations of temperature in parts of the state.
The Roepke Lecture in economic geography: global-local tensions: firms and states in the global space-economy.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/us/A0858746.html   (391 words)

 United States Geography - The Empty Interior
Most of the mountains of the eastern United States appear rounded and molded; the ranges of the West present abrupt, almost vertical slopes, and the peaks frequently appear as jagged edges pointing skyward.
The Empty Interior supports a growing wildlife population that includes the bison (buffalo), the North American elk, the pronghorn antelope, the wild bear, the white-tailed deer, and the wild turkey.
When legal gambling operations in the state of Nevada are included as part of the area's tourist industry, the overall regional impact of tourism becomes even greater.
countrystudies.us /united-states/geography-18.htm   (3794 words)

 USGS Geography Information: Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
USGS Geography monitors the changes that occur on the land surface using remote sensing, studies the connections between people and those changes, and then provides individuals and society with information they can use to cope with the consequences of those changes.
Geography is a bridging, integrating, and synthesizing science.
We combine our talents with scientists in other disciplines to make a difference as we improve people’s ability to prosper as the land changes.
mapping.usgs.gov   (181 words)

 Geography of the United States
Geography 301 is an introductory course in regional geography that examines the cultural and physical geography of North America with an emphasis on the United States Geography as a discipline examines the fundamental relationships between humans and their various earthly environments.
The purpose of this course is to explore the diverse geographies of America especially those most relevant to Texas as well as introduce some important geographical concepts such as region and landscape.
One feature of a geography course that differs from other university courses is the need to use atlases and maps; be prepared for memorization of geographical features (both human and physical such as States, cities, land/water, etc.) and their locations on maps.
geog.tamu.edu /~prout/GeoProut301.htm   (1286 words)

 Geography of the United States and Canada - Prentice Hall Catalog
Cultural Geography of The United States, The: A Revised Edition
Regional Geography of the United States and Canada, 4/e
In this regionally organized text, the author applies his well-known focus on landscape appreciation to the regional geography of the United States and Canada.
vig.prenhall.com:8081 /catalog/academic/course/0,1143,2010,00.html   (122 words)

Some form of adventure/quest/treasure hunt activity could be associated with these rivers using the map generation software currently on many of the sites in the Geography section of the Main Menu and folding in your adaptation of the 36 great lessons (Contracts) from the Social Education article.
Showing "...approximately 4,500 photographs documenting natural environments, ecologies, and plant communities in the United States at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century.
On-line version of a study originally published in 1978 to provide a general description of the ecosystem geography of the Nation as shown on the 1976 map "Ecoregions of the United States." Part of the Forest Service's National Hierarchical Framework of Ecological Units (ECOMAP 1993) that have been adopted for use in ecosystem management.
www.geocities.com /dboals.geo/geog.html   (8389 words)

 National Atlas home page
The people and places of the United States are here.
Among these are maps for each State showing average annual precipitation and the boundaries of the districts of the 109th Congress.
This edition is dedicated to the memory of our colleague, José F. Vigil, whose creativity and artistry helped us all to visualize, understand, and appreciate the Earth and all the natural sciences.
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 Hunt for The US Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The White House, New York, Hollywood, JFK, Julia Roberts, the Rolling Stones are the places and names that easily come to mind when an overseas person is asked to think of the United States of America.
In this US Geography Hunt, you will uncover the data which lies beneath all these clichés and forms a solid base for everything.
Choose the state of your choice and describe it in terms of key facts, geographic landmarks.
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 USGS Learning Web :: Lesson Plans
This unit aims at helping teachers to sort and organize the most important ideas in this rich scientific area.
In Mud Fossils, K-3 students are invited to explore and observe real fossils and then make their own fossils using mud and found objects.
The project focuses on the interaction between people and the environment in three regions on the United States: Cape Cod, Los Angeles, and the Everglades.
interactive2.usgs.gov /learningweb/teachers/lesson_plans.htm#maps   (390 words)

 Welcome to the USGS - U.S. Geological Survey
As an unbiased, multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water, we are dedicated to the timely, relevant, and impartial study of the landscape, our natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten us.
Compilation of data relating to the erosive response of 608 recently-burned basins in the western United States
A highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza virus in Asia has resulted in the death of at least 55 people and the depopulation of millions of domestic chickens as a protective measure against its spread.
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 United States: Physical Geography
The Interior Plains may be divided into two sections: the fertile central lowlands, the agricultural heartland of the United States; and the
The United States has an extensive inland waterway system, much of which has been improved for navigation and flood control and developed to produce hydroelectricity and irrigation water by such agencies as the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the
The globalization of Japanese R&D: the economic geography of Japanese R&D investment in the United States.
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The second paper will be a research paper on the historical geography of a city in the American West, based largely on documents made available to you in the library.
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 US Geography
State Fact Sheets - population, employment, income, farm characteristics and financial indicators
State Topographic Images - see landforms of any state
United States Online - huge amount of information available!
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 Find in a Library
Across this land : a regional geography of the United States and Canada
To find a library, type in a postal code, state, province, or country.
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
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 IIP: Publications: An Outline of American Geography - Contents
This volume is abridged from Regional Landscapes of the United States and Canada, Fourth Edition, by Stephen S. Birdsall and John Florin.
This site is produced and maintained by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs.
Links to other internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views contained therein.
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 AllRefer.com - Fairbanks, United States (U.S. Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Fairbanks, United States (U.S. Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
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Fairbanks is the only sizable urban center in the vast Alaskan interior.
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 AllRefer.com - Alaska Range, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Alaska Range, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
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The range divides S central Alaska from the great plateau of the interior.
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 USGS Geography: The National Map
It provides public access to high-quality, geospatial data and information from multiple partners to help support decisionmaking by resource managers and the public.
The National Map is the product of a consortium of Federal, State, and local partners who provide geospatial data to enhance America's ability to access, integrate, and apply geospatial data at global, national, and local scales.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is committed to meeting the Nation's needs for current base geographic data and maps.
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