Lisa Benton-Short is professor and chair of the Department of Geography at George Washington University. John Rennie Short is professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Chris Mayda (d. 2016) was professor of geography and sustainability at Eastern Michigan University.
A comprehensive review of introductory themes in geography presented through a multiregional framework for North America. The focus on environmental concerns and sustainability is interwoven throughout the text and represents a vital aspect of geography that is missing from similar college textbooks.