The Columbia Gazetteer of North America

The Columbia Gazetteer of North America

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Provides more than fifty thousand entries of geographical places found in North America, covering such topics as the identification of location, vital statistics, physical and economic features, and a survey of history.

Columbia Univ Pr
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


and much more.

The largest and finest one-volume resource for geographical information about the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Book News
The Columbia Gazetteer of the World , from which this volume derives, is cited in Books for College Libraries, 3rd edition . The present encyclopedia features 50,000 entries on geographical places and features of each region of North America and reflects the input of 58 geographical specialists. It covers every incorporated place and county in the U.S. along with several thousand unincorporated places, special-purpose sites, and physical features. Coverage includes the political world; the physical world; national and state parks, forests, reserves, and monuments; historical and archaeological sites; resorts, theme parks, airports, ports, dams, nuclear plants, mines, canals, shopping malls, industrial zones, stadia, military bases, roads, highways, and expressways. Entries which range from a line or two to several columns of fine print (New York state, for example) comprise identification of location, description of vital statistics, discussion of primary physical and economic features, and a survey of history (for the bigger places). Editor Cohen is professor emeritus, Hunter College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780231119900
Branch Call Number: 917.003 COL REF
917.003 COL
Characteristics: xiv, 1157 p., 24 p. of plates : col. maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Cohen, Saul Bernard


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