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How the States Got Their Shapes - Mr. Mark Stein
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2008, ISBN: 9780061431388

[SR: 81762], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780061431388], Unabridged, Smithsonian, Smithsonian, Book, [PU: Smithsonian], 2008-05-27, Smithsonian, Why does Oklahoma have that panhandle? Did someone make a mistake?We are so familiar with the map of the United States that our state borders seem as much a part of nature as mountains and rivers. Even the oddities—the entire state of Maryland(!)—have become so engrained that our map might as well be a giant jigsaw puzzle designed by Divine Providence. But that's where the real mystery begins. Every edge of the familiar wooden jigsaw pieces of our childhood represents a revealing moment of history and of, well, humans drawing lines in the sand.How the States Got Their Shapes is the first book to tackle why our state lines are where they are. Here are the stories behind the stories, right down to the tiny northward jog at the eastern end of Tennessee and the teeny-tiny (and little known) parts of Delaware that are not attached to Delaware but to New Jersey. How the States Got Their Shapes examines:Why West Virginia has a finger creeping up the side of PennsylvaniaWhy Michigan has an upper peninsula that isn't attached to MichiganWhy some Hawaiian islands are not HawaiiWhy Texas and California are so outsized, especially when so many Midwestern states are nearly identical in sizePacked with fun oddities and trivia, this entertaining guide also reveals the major fault lines of American history, from ideological intrigues and religious intolerance to major territorial acquisitions. Adding the fresh lens of local geographic disputes, military skirmishes, and land grabs, Mark Stein shows how the seemingly haphazard puzzle pieces of our nation fit together perfec, 14278871, State & Local, 4853, United States, 4808, Americas, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 16244611, Historic, 13602, Geography, 13592, Earth Sciences, 75, Science & Math, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 17227, United States, 17230, Central, 17234, Midwest, 17236, Northeast, 17244, South, 17255, West, 17265, Alabama, 17267, Alaska, 17279, Arkansas, 17269, Arizona, 17281, California, 17291, Colorado, 17298, Connecticut, 17300, Delaware, 17302, Florida, 17311, Georgia, 17313, Hawaii, 17315, Idaho, 17318, Illinois, 17323, Indiana, 17325, Iowa, 17327, Kansas, 17330, Kentucky, 17332, Louisiana, 17337, Maine, 17339, Maryland, 17341, Massachusetts, 17343, Michigan, 17345, Minnesota, 17347, Mississippi, 17349, Missouri, 17351, Montana, 17353, Nebraska, 17355, Nevada, 17361, New Hampshire, 17363, New Jersey, 17365, New Mexico, 17367, New York, 17373, North Carolina, 17375, North Dakota, 17376, Ohio, 17378, Oklahoma, 17380, Oregon, 17382, Pennsylvania, 17384, Rhode Island, 17386, South Carolina, 17388, South Dakota, 17390, Tennessee, 17392, Texas, 17394, Utah, 17396, Vermont, 17398, Virginia, 17400, Washington, 17407, West Virginia, 17409, Wisconsin, 17411, Wyoming, 17413, Washington, D.C., 27, Travel, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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[SR: 81762], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780061431388], Unabridged, Smithsonian, Smithsonian, Book, [PU: Smithsonian], 2008-05-27, Smithsonian, Why does Oklahoma have that panhandle? Did someone make a mistake?We are so familiar with the map of the United States that our state borders seem as much a part of nature as mountains and rivers. Even the oddities—the entire state of Maryland(!)—have become so engrained that our map might as well be a giant jigsaw puzzle designed by Divine Providence. But that's where the real mystery begins. Every edge of the familiar wooden jigsaw pieces of our childhood represents a revealing moment of history and of, well, humans drawing lines in the sand.How the States Got Their Shapes is the first book to tackle why our state lines are where they are. Here are the stories behind the stories, right down to the tiny northward jog at the eastern end of Tennessee and the teeny-tiny (and little known) parts of Delaware that are not attached to Delaware but to New Jersey. How the States Got Their Shapes examines:Why West Virginia has a finger creeping up the side of PennsylvaniaWhy Michigan has an upper peninsula that isn't attached to MichiganWhy some Hawaiian islands are not HawaiiWhy Texas and California are so outsized, especially when so many Midwestern states are nearly identical in sizePacked with fun oddities and trivia, this entertaining guide also reveals the major fault lines of American history, from ideological intrigues and religious intolerance to major territorial acquisitions. Adding the fresh lens of local geographic disputes, military skirmishes, and land grabs, Mark Stein shows how the seemingly haphazard puzzle pieces of our nation fit together perfec, 14278871, State & Local, 4853, United States, 4808, Americas, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 16244611, Historic, 13602, Geography, 13592, Earth Sciences, 75, Science & Math, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 17227, United States, 17230, Central, 17234, Midwest, 17236, Northeast, 17244, South, 17255, West, 17265, Alabama, 17267, Alaska, 17279, Arkansas, 17269, Arizona, 17281, California, 17291, Colorado, 17298, Connecticut, 17300, Delaware, 17302, Florida, 17311, Georgia, 17313, Hawaii, 17315, Idaho, 17318, Illinois, 17323, Indiana, 17325, Iowa, 17327, Kansas, 17330, Kentucky, 17332, Louisiana, 17337, Maine, 17339, Maryland, 17341, Massachusetts, 17343, Michigan, 17345, Minnesota, 17347, Mississippi, 17349, Missouri, 17351, Montana, 17353, Nebraska, 17355, Nevada, 17361, New Hampshire, 17363, New Jersey, 17365, New Mexico, 17367, New York, 17373, North Carolina, 17375, North Dakota, 17376, Ohio, 17378, Oklahoma, 17380, Oregon, 17382, Pennsylvania, 17384, Rhode Island, 17386, South Carolina, 17388, South Dakota, 17390, Tennessee, 17392, Texas, 17394, Utah, 17396, Vermont, 17398, Virginia, 17400, Washington, 17407, West Virginia, 17409, Wisconsin, 17411, Wyoming, 17413, Washington, D.C., 27, Travel, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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[SR: 81762], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780061431388], Unabridged, Smithsonian, Smithsonian, Book, [PU: Smithsonian], 2008-05-27, Smithsonian, Why does Oklahoma have that panhandle? Did someone make a mistake?We are so familiar with the map of the United States that our state borders seem as much a part of nature as mountains and rivers. Even the oddities—the entire state of Maryland(!)—have become so engrained that our map might as well be a giant jigsaw puzzle designed by Divine Providence. But that's where the real mystery begins. Every edge of the familiar wooden jigsaw pieces of our childhood represents a revealing moment of history and of, well, humans drawing lines in the sand.How the States Got Their Shapes is the first book to tackle why our state lines are where they are. Here are the stories behind the stories, right down to the tiny northward jog at the eastern end of Tennessee and the teeny-tiny (and little known) parts of Delaware that are not attached to Delaware but to New Jersey. How the States Got Their Shapes examines:Why West Virginia has a finger creeping up the side of PennsylvaniaWhy Michigan has an upper peninsula that isn't attached to MichiganWhy some Hawaiian islands are not HawaiiWhy Texas and California are so outsized, especially when so many Midwestern states are nearly identical in sizePacked with fun oddities and trivia, this entertaining guide also reveals the major fault lines of American history, from ideological intrigues and religious intolerance to major territorial acquisitions. Adding the fresh lens of local geographic disputes, military skirmishes, and land grabs, Mark Stein shows how the seemingly haphazard puzzle pieces of our nation fit together perfec, 14278871, State & Local, 4853, United States, 4808, Americas, 9, History, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 16244611, Historic, 13602, Geography, 13592, Earth Sciences, 75, Science & Math, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books, 17227, United States, 17230, Central, 17234, Midwest, 17236, Northeast, 17244, South, 17255, West, 17265, Alabama, 17267, Alaska, 17279, Arkansas, 17269, Arizona, 17281, California, 17291, Colorado, 17298, Connecticut, 17300, Delaware, 17302, Florida, 17311, Georgia, 17313, Hawaii, 17315, Idaho, 17318, Illinois, 17323, Indiana, 17325, Iowa, 17327, Kansas, 17330, Kentucky, 17332, Louisiana, 17337, Maine, 17339, Maryland, 17341, Massachusetts, 17343, Michigan, 17345, Minnesota, 17347, Mississippi, 17349, Missouri, 17351, Montana, 17353, Nebraska, 17355, Nevada, 17361, New Hampshire, 17363, New Jersey, 17365, New Mexico, 17367, New York, 17373, North Carolina, 17375, North Dakota, 17376, Ohio, 17378, Oklahoma, 17380, Oregon, 17382, Pennsylvania, 17384, Rhode Island, 17386, South Carolina, 17388, South Dakota, 17390, Tennessee, 17392, Texas, 17394, Utah, 17396, Vermont, 17398, Virginia, 17400, Washington, 17407, West Virginia, 17409, Wisconsin, 17411, Wyoming, 17413, Washington, D.C., 27, Travel, 1000, Subjects, 283155, Books

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[ED: Hardcover / gebunden], [PU: Smithsonian Books], An accessible history of how each of the fifty United States obtained their unique shapes offers insight into such topics as the super-sized geography of Texas, Oklahoma's panhandle, and Maryland's unusual layout. Drawing on the U.S. Geological Survey's "National Atlas of the U.S." website and other sources, Stein (a playwright/screenwriter who has taught writing and drama at American U. and Catholic U. in Washington, DC) relates interesting state-by-state backstories behind the jigsaw puzzle-like shapes of the 50 states--despite government efforts to equalize them in terms of size. Illustrations aid in explaining the historical derivation of their sometimes odd borders and answering questions such as: Why is California so big? Annotation 2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com), DE, [SC: 0.00], Neuware, gewerbliches Angebot, Hardcover / gebunden, 332, [GW: 499g], offene Rechnung (Vorkasse vorbehalten), sofortueberweisung.de, Selbstabholung und Barzahlung, PayPal, Lastschrift, Banküberweisung, Internationaler Versand

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How the States Got Their Shapes
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In a light, accessible style--and packed with fun oddities and trivia--this entertaining guide deciphers the mysteries of the American map state by state. 180 b&w maps.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780061431388
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0061431389
Hardcover
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Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: COLLINS
332 Pages
Weight: 0,608 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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