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9780631185864

Geographical Tradition Episodes in the History of a Contested Enterprise

Geographical Tradition Episodes in the History of a Contested Enterprise
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  • ISBN-13: 9780631185864
  • ISBN: 0631185860
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Publisher: Blackwell Pub

AUTHOR

Livingstone, David N.

SUMMARY

This is the first intellectual history of a subject which over the last five centuries has played a significant role in the development of Western civilization. The author describes the activities of the explorers and map-makers of Renaissance and early modern Europe; the role of geography during the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment and the Darwinian Revolution; and the interactions between geography and empire building in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Since 1945 activity in the subject has been intense: David Livingstone provides a critical account of the trends, developments and occasional revolutions by which geography has emerged as a multi-faceted discipline offering unique and revealing perspectives on a wide range of pressing social and environmental issues. This is a book which all geographers will wish to have and to read.Livingstone, David N. is the author of 'Geographical Tradition Episodes in the History of a Contested Enterprise', published 1993 under ISBN 9780631185864 and ISBN 0631185860.

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