Film, Video How the States Got Their Shapes
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- How the States Got Their Shapes
- Why does West Virginia have a finger creeping up the side of Pennsylvania? Why are California and Texas so large when so many of the states in the Midwest are roughly the same size and shape? Why are Alabama and Mississippi almost exact mirror images of each other? Mark Stein provided answers to these questions, and many more, when he discussed and signed his new book, "How the States Got Their Shapes," in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book. The author used the Library's Geography and Map Division and other Library resources in his research. The map of the United States is so familiar that its state borders seem as much a part of nature as mountains and rivers, Stein says. "How the States Got Their Shapes" is the first book to explain why state lines are where they are. Anecdotal in nature, the guide reveals the moments in American history that put the giant jigsaw puzzle of the nation together.
- Library of Congress
- Library of Congress. Center for the Book, sponsoring body
Created / Published
- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2008-07-15.
- - Architecture, Landscape
- - Cities, Towns
- - Government, Law
- - Immigration, American Expansion
- - Maps
- - Biography, History
- - Education
- - Classification: Education.
- - Classification: General Works.
- - Classification: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation.
- - Classification: History: America.
- - Mark Stein.
- - Recorded on 2008-07-15.
- - Kids, Families.
- 1 online resource
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- online text
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Center For The Book. How the States Got Their Shapes. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-15, 2008. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687996/.
APA citation style:
Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Center For The Book, S. B. (2008) How the States Got Their Shapes. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-15. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687996/.
MLA citation style:
Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Center For The Book. How the States Got Their Shapes. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-15, 2008. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687996/>.