Becoming a Geographer

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Syracuse University Press, Mar 1, 1999 - Science - 356 pages
Peter Gould, a prominent, award-winning geographer who admits to having a low threshold for boredom, offers a collection of essays that reflect his eclectic research and provocative thinking. The topics range widely and include the diffusion of AIDS, mental maps, development themes in Africa, postmodernism, and the practices of teaching and writing. Becoming a Geographer expands on Gould's influential ideas and contributions to the field. His thoughts are especially valuable for what geography offers the world of learning and its capacity to help resolve urgent problems of the day.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
African Beginnings
37
Mental Maps
57
Against the Grain
79
The Structure of Spaces
153
Pro Bono Publico
185
Trying to Be Honest
205
Thinking about Teaching
235
Thinking about Learning
269
Thinking about Thinking
287
The Arrival of a Spatial Century
313
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