This systematic study of the geography of Arizona emphasizes the relationship between the human population and the environment-the patterns of human activities and their effects on the landscape. Dr. Comeaux introduces Arizona's physical features, then traces its history from the time of the early Indians. A discussion of the state's contemporary population and the rapid growth of its cities is followed by a geographic approach to a number of key topics: Arizona's industries-manufacturing, mining, agriculture, lumber, ranching, and tourism-water and land use, and recreation.

chapter 1|5 pages


chapter 2|51 pages

Physical Background

chapter 3|68 pages

Early Settlement of the Land

chapter 4|77 pages

Population and Ethnic Groups

chapter 5|13 pages

Urbanization and Urban Growth

chapter 6|40 pages

Land and Water

chapter 7|58 pages

Arizona's Evolving Economic Base

chapter 8|3 pages