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The Columbia Gazetteer Of North America

by Saul B. Cohen

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The 50,000 entries in this volume were drawn from the Columbia Gaz etteer of the World (1998). REVWR
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"Recommended for any reference collection unable to acquire the original complete set." -- Library Journal



"This comprehensive gazetteer, an encyclopedia of geographical places and features, will be standard reference work in its area for many years to come." -- Mike Pollastro, PLA, "Outstanding" Rated Titles from University Press Books: Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries

"This three volume set comprehensively presents each entry. Besides preparing 30,000 new entries, the 150 editors and contributors updated the remaining entries from an earlier Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer of the World. School libraries should find space in their reference collections for this outstanding work." -- Virginia Wallace, AASL, "Outstanding" Rated Titles from University Press Books: Selected for Public and Secondary School Libraries

Book Description

Based on the celebrated three-volume Columbia Gazetteer of the World, this volume offers 50,000 entries on places in North America, arranged in alphabetical order. Designed for ease of use and maximum access to the widest amount of information, the Columbia Gazetteer of North America is a core reference work for any library, public or private, governmental or educational. Whether it is an entry of a few lines on China, Texas, or hundreds of lines on New York City, the entries are packed with information, such as:

• descriptions of physical geography

• political boundaries

• historical, political, cultural, and economic descriptions

• natural, agricultural, and other resources

• principal trade, business, and industrial activities

• highways, railroads, canals, and pipelines

• points of interest

• population from the most recent national censuses

• latitude, longitude, and elevation

• official place-names

• changed or variant names and spellings

• pronunciations

• and much more.

About the Author

Saul B. Cohen is University Professor Emeritus at Hunter College of the City University of New York, President Emeritus of Queens College of the City University of New York, and former president of the Association of American Geographers. A nationally known leader in geographic education, he currently serves on the New York State Board of Regents.



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