Solving Current Problems and Plotting the Future
Throughout this book, we have explored and examined a wealth of diverse natural and human landscapes in this state. We have seen how the natural forces, people, and events that shape California’s landscapes are connected in profound ways and are always changing. In this chapter, we will put geography to even more practical use. Applied geography allows us to place California’s human and physical resources, issues, problems, and landscapes in a geographic perspective. We can find geographic explanations and solutions for many of our problems.