This is a core text in Canadian geography. The approach is based on the core-periphery model, but no assumptions about advance geographical knowledge are made. Offering thematic as well as historical material, the book includes coverage of such topics as natural hazards and the role of Canada in the world economy. Extensive artphotographs, figures, tables, and mapsround out the coverage. The book is designed to present sophisticated geographical material in a clear, straightforward, and logical manner.