Vermont Geography Book

An Updated Vermont Geography Book is in the works by the VGA-check back for news during the 2015 school year.

The Vermont Geographic Alliance owns the copyright to The Vermont Geography Book, originally published in 1986 by Northern Cartographic. The book was initially authored by Richard Allen, Mary Woodruff, Allen Myers, Steven Farrow, and Laura Feaster. Chapter by chapter, the VGA is updating the book with new data, new graphics, and new activities. This revision process is a way station to a broader project.

We also have an index of terms for each chapter in The Vermont Geography Book, which provides printable versions of the definitions of each vocabulary term in the book. 

Chapter titles are listed below.  Click here for the full text.

Physical Geography

  • Vermont Geology
  • Glaciers
  • Physiographic Regions
  • Rivers of Vermont
  • Lakes of Vermont
  • Mountains of Vermont
  • Weather and Climate of Vermont
  • Vermont Trees
  • Vermont Animals

Cultural Geography

  • Vermont's place in the US and New England
  • Vermont's Boundaries and Political Divisions
  • Historical Geography of Vermont
  • The Population of Vermont
  • Agriculture in Vermont
  • Forestry in Vermont
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Manufacturing in Vermont
  • Travel and Recreation Industry in Vermont
  • Famous Vermonters
  • Facts and Symbols