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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Douglas K. Meyer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History

Audience: Adult;


-- Douglas K. Meyer on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Meyer is a professor emeritus of geography at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Douglas K. Meyer is a co-author of both ''Common Houses in America’s Small Towns: The Atlantic Seaboard to the Mississippi Valley'' and ''Pictorial Landscape History of Charleston, Illinois''. Since his retirement in July, 2000, he has traveled extensively in the United States, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. His passion, however, remains his English cottage garden with its azaleas, rhododendrons, hostas, daylilies, oriental lilies, and Japanese maples.

Published Works

  • Pictorial Landscape History of Charleston, Illinois, Rardin Graphics, 1985 - written with Nancy Easter Shick
  • Common Houses in America's Small Towns: The Atlantic Seaboard to the Mississippi Valley, University of Georgia Press, 1989 - written with John A. Jakle and Robert W. Bastian
  • Making the Heartland Quilt: A Geographical History of Settlement and Migration in Early- Nineteenth-Century Illinois, SIU Press, 2000

Selected Titles At Your Library

Common Houses in America's Small Towns :
ISBN: 0820310743. OCLC Number:

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Making the heartland quilt :
ISBN: 0809322897. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. ©2000.

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