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Catalog Archive / Fall 2021

The Geography of Wisconsin

“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

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.


Author. Photo credit, Name. 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.

Author. Photo credit, Name. 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.



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February 2022
LC: 2021021555 F
472 pp. 8 x 10
50 maps, 200 color illustrations

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Cloth $39.95 A
ISBN 9780299335502
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