A Hundred Years of Geography (Google eBook)

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Transaction Publishers, 1961 - Science - 334 pages
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Far from dissolving, this effort demonstates the ongoing vitality of geography as a profession. In a world increasingly sensitive to the problems of people and resources, geography has constantly provided the basic information for its sister sciences, economics, political science, sociology and demography, This book turns, attention to geography itself, in an incisive survey of the development of the discipline as a science.

A Hundred Years of Geography draws together the threads of a century of progress, from the first scientific explorations and mappings to present-day trends toward specialization and generalization. It contains a synoptic view of the development of the various aspects of geography, showing how the field has been differentiated from associated disciplines and how it has differentiated and specialized within itself.

The book also offers two important reference tools: a bibliography of the important geographical works published throughout the world, and biographical sketches of ninety important geographers. It is informative, stimulating, urbane and civilized reading, as well as being an excellent introductory text and reference work to recent scholarship in the field of geography.

Thomas Walter Freeman was educated at Leeds University and has been Reader in Economic Geography at Manchester University. He is the author of many articles and books, including Ireland, Geography and Planning, and The Conurbations of Great Britain.

  

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Contents

CHANGING GEOGRAPHY
11
GEOGRAPHY FROM THE MIDNINETEENTH CENTURY
26
EXPLORATION AND EDUCATION THE WORK OF THE SOCIETIES FROM 1820 TO 1900
49
GEOGRAPHY IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
69
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
96
THE REGIONAL APPROACH
118
ECONOMIC FACTORS IN GEOGRAPHY
145
SOCIAL GEOGRAPHY
173
POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
205
THE ADVANCE OF CARTOGRAPHY
226
NEITHER A BEGINNING NOR AN END
246
NOTES AND REFERENCES
267
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF GEOGRAPHERS
303
INDEX
327
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Page 18 - I may so call them ; the limits of which, like those of individuals' property, have often respect to no natural boundaries, but are purely arbitrary. A real knowledge of geography embraces at once a knowledge of the earth, and of the dwellings of man upon it ; it stretches out one hand to history, and the other to geology and physiology : it is just that part in the dominion of knowledge where the students of physical and of moral science meet together.

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