California: Under the Geographer’s Microscope

California: Under the Geographer’s Microscope

I’m a geography professor writing a series on what’s unique or different about each of the fifty states. Follow me on Medium.com for more coming shortly.

Land of Natural Diversity

All the states from the Rockies to the west have great geographic diversity — mountains, deserts, forests. They make their small, flattish Eastern cousins look plain and featureless. It’s the sheer magnitude of that diversity — topography, climate, and vegetation — that stuns us…