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A century of British geography

A century of British geography

Author: R J Johnston; Michael Williams, geography
Publisher: Oxford [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R J Johnston; Michael Williams, geography
ISBN: 0197262864 9780197262863
OCLC Number: 907021607
Notes: Published for the British Academy.
Description: XVII, 674 p. : ill. ; 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
Responsibility: ed. by Ron Johnston and Michael Williams.
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an impressive collection of essays penned by a star-studded cast. * Hugh Clout, Australian Geographical Studies * Each essay is scholarly, highly informative, and richly referenced ... this large Read more...

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