Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities, 11th Edition (Fellmann)

Chapter 9: Livelihood and Economy: From Blue Collar to Gold Collar

Internet Exercises

1. Using the resources of the 2002 Economic Census of the United States, research the size and spatial distribution of an industry of your choice. Industries are classified by NAICS codes, so you'll have to pick a specific code. As an alternative, try to find out what the major industrial sectors are in your state by using the "Geographic Area Series" link at the Census website.

2. Read the short series of pages on historic ice harvesting in Illinois here. Follow the hyperlinks to read about the commercial ice industry, the tools and techniques associated with the trade, and how natural ice was harvested. What were the industrial location principles that governed the location of this industry? If you live in the northern part of the United States or in Canada, was there ice harvesting in your area?

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