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Map men : transnational lives and deaths of geographers in the making of East Central Europe

Author: Steven Seegel
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a group intellectual biography of five prominent geographers from East Central Europe and the United States between the 1870s and the 1950s. Seegel recreates the public and private worlds of these mapmakers, who interacted with and influenced one another even as they played key roles in defining and redefining borders, territories, nations, and ultimately the interconnection of the world throughout the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Albrecht Penck; Eugeniusz Romer; Stepan Rudnyt︠s︡ʹkyĭ; Isaiah Bowman; Pál Teleki, gróf; Isaiah Bowman; Albrecht Penck; Eugeniusz Romer; Stepan Rudnyt︠s︡ʹkyĭ; Pál Teleki, gróf
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Seegel
ISBN: 9780226438498 022643849X
OCLC Number: 1002129365
Description: xv, 346 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some color), portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Professor Penck's pupils --
Objectivity --
Courtiers --
Beruf --
A league of their own --
Ex-homes --
Twilight.
Responsibility: Steven Seegel.

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This book is a group intellectual biography of five prominent geographers from East Central Europe and the United States between the 1870s and the 1950s: Albrecht Penck of Germany; Eugeniusz Romer of  Read more...

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