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A century of British geography

Author: Ronald John Johnston; Michael Williams; British Academy (Londres)
Publisher: Oxford ; New-York ; Auckland : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: British Academy centenary monographs
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays trace the evolution of British geography as an academic discipline during the last hundred years, and stress how the study of the world is fundamental to an understanding of its problems  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald John Johnston; Michael Williams; British Academy (Londres)
ISBN: 0197262864 9780197262863
OCLC Number: 469992563
Notes: Bibliogr. à la fin de chaque chapitre. Index.
Description: XVII-674 p. : jaquette ill. en coul. ; 25 cm.
Contents: British geography 1500-1900: an imprecise review ; The institutionalisation of geography as an academic discipline ; Physical geography and geography as an environmental science ; The domestication of the earth: humans and environments in prehistoric times ; The creation of humanised landscapes ; People and the contemporary environment ; Place description, regional geography and area studies: the chorographic inheritance ; The passion of place ; Order in space: geography as a discipline in distance ; Global, national and local ; Geography displayed: maps and mapping ; ; The geographical underpinning of society and its radical transformation ; Geography applied ; Geographers and environmental change ; The geography of disease distributions ; Geographers and the urban century ; Geographers and the fragmented city ; Geographers and the regional problem ; Geographers and sexual difference: feminist contributions ; Geographers, ethics and social concern
Series Title: British Academy centenary monographs
Responsibility: ed. by Ron Johnston and Michael Williams ; for the British Academy.
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A Century of British Geography is a finely produced and finely written volume. * Trevor Barnes, Journal of Historical Geography * Each essay is scholarly, highly informative, and richly referenced Read more...

 
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