A Great Geography Book: Nature’s Metropolis by William Cronon

Dearborn and Randolph streets, 1909 (colorized), from Wikipedia

I say this as a retired geography professor: this is truly an excellent book about the historical geography of Chicago and its region and how Chicago evolved into the great city that it is, mainly during the 19th century. The book’s subtitle is “Chicago and the Great West.”

It’s a very readable book despite the fact that it’s an ‘academic’ book. As evidence…

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Jim Fonseca

Jim Fonseca

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Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.