The Columbia Gazetteer of North America

Edited by Saul B. Cohen

Columbia University Press

The Columbia Gazetteer of North America

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Pub Date: June 2000

ISBN: 9780231119900

1250 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $250.00£208.00

The Columbia Gazetteer of North America

Edited by Saul B. Cohen

Columbia University Press

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.

With entries in the work taken from the 1998 Columbia Gazetteer of the World (see ARBA 2000, entry 351), this volume continues the tradition of providing accurate, useful, current geographic information for researchers. This work includes more than 50,000 entries covering every incorporated place and county in the United States, along with many unincorporated places and physical features throughout North America....This work will provide libraries of all types with a valuable addition to their geographical information resources. It will become the first source to turn to when trying to locate North American sites.

Gregory Curtis, American Reference Books Annual

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

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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