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The Rocky Mountain West: A Compendium of Geographic Perspectives

The Rocky Mountain West: A Compendium of Geographic PerspectivesThis e-book commemorating AAG 2020 Denver offers a broad range of geographic insights about the region. The authors address the physical environment and cultural landscapes unique to the Rocky Mountain West, the interaction between people and the environment, the impact of development on land-use change, and perspectives on the urban geographies of Denver. The chapters provide an introduction to the history of the region, from prehistoric settlement, through the westward expansion of the U.S., to the evolution of Denver—from a rough-and-tumble supply town for gold and silver miners to a cosmopolitan city. Additional chapters address timely issues of conservation practices related to water supply and recreation, the impact of population growth on the environment and resultant changes in land use, and examples of ties between people, places and nature. Collectively, this work provides a geographic lens through which to view the connections of the region’s physical and cultural environments, and the complex relationships that result.

Due to widespread health concerns around the world at the time, the annual meeting was canceled, but this special e-book lives on.

This special publication is free to download:

PDF e-book (44.9MB)