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The geographical tradition : episodes in the history of a contested enterprise

Author: David N Livingstone
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, USA : Blackwell, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text proceeds by examining a series of key episodes in geography's history from around 1400 to the present day. The author argues that geography has meant different things to different people at  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David N Livingstone
ISBN: 0631185356 9780631185352 0631185860 9780631185864
OCLC Number: 25787010
Description: viii, 434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Should the history of geography be X-rated? : telling geography's story --
Of myths and maps : geography in the Age of Reconnaissance --
Revolution, celestial and terrestrial : geography and the Scientific Revolution --
Naturalists and navigators : geography in the Enlightenment --
Of design and dining clubs : pre-Darwinian geography --
The geographical experiment : revolution and the founding of a discipline --
A 'sternly practical' pursuit : geography, race and empire --
The regionalizing ritual : geography, place and particularity --
Statistics don't bleed : quantification and its detractors --
The geographical tradition : a conversational conclusion.
Responsibility: David N. Livingstone.

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