Geography and the Human Spirit

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Johns Hopkins University Press, Jun 14, 2002 - Science - 304 pages
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What does it mean to dwell? Every civilization has a story to tell, according to Anne Buttimer, and exploring those stories brings fresh light to modern ideas about the relationship between humanity and its environment. In Geography and the Human Spirit, Buttimer ranges widely from Plato to Barry Lopez, from the Upanishads to Goethe, taking an interdisciplinary look at the ways in which human beings have turned to natural science, theology, and myth to form visions of the earth as a human habitat.

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Anne Buttimer is a professor of geography at University College, Dublin. Yi-Fu Tuan is a professor emeritus of geography at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His many books include Escapism, available from Johns Hopkins.

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