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Bringing geography to book : Ellen Semple and the reception of geographical knowledge

Author: Innes M Keighren
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2010.
Series: Tauris historical geography series, 4.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ellen Semple's 'Influences of Geographic Environment' (1911) - a treatise on what would later be called environmental determinism - coincided with the emergence of geography as an independent academic discipline in North America and Britain. Highly controversial and written by one of America's first female professional geographers, it was considered by some a monument to Semple's scholarship and erudition, whilst  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Keighren, Innes M.
Bringing geography to book.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2010
(DLC) 2010283806
(OCoLC)489374323
Named Person: Ellen Churchill Semple; Ellen Churchill Semple
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Innes M Keighren
ISBN: 9781441684530 1441684530 9780857718471 0857718479 9780857718471
OCLC Number: 701062090
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 263 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: List of Figures; Acknowledgements; 1. Geography, the book, and the reception of knowledge; 2. Anthropogeography: a biography; 3. Popular and scholarly reviews of Influences; 4. From the field to the lecture theatre: proving and disseminating anthropogeography; 5. Influences' textbook career; 6. Reflections on the geography of reception; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Tauris historical geography series, 4.
Responsibility: Innes M. Keighren.

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Highly controversial and written by one of America's first female professional geographers, 'Influences of Geographic Environment' was considered by some a monument to Semple's scholarship and  Read more...

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