"A map of the boat and wagon routes across NY State in 1818, a photo of Jones Beach in midsummer, a forecast of the state’s urban population in the year 2000, the median family income in Great Neck and Buffalo, the fate of the indigenous and of the indigent—these reflect some of the subjects handled in depth by sixteen contributors to this book. It is a thorough study, well indexed, of NYs human and natural resources, economics, ecology, climate, and urban systems, made graphic by tables, photos, text maps."—Saturday Review
John H. Thompson was professor of geography at Syracuse University. He lectured and published extensively on the economic geography of New York State.