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All Possible Worlds A History of Geographical Ideas

ISBN-10: 0195168704
ISBN-13: 9780195168709
Edition: 4th 2004 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $155.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/27/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Updated and revised to include theoretical and other developments, bibliographical additions, new photographs and illustrations, and expanded name and subject indexes, the fourth edition of All Possible Worlds: A History of Geographical Ideas is the most complete and comprehensive book of its kind. The text also features a layout and readability that make the material easy to navigate and understand. The book investigates the ways in which the subject of geography has been recognized, perceived, and evaluated, from its early acknowledgment in ancient Greece to its disciplined form in today's world of shared ideas and mass communication. Strong continuities knit the Classical Period to the Age of Exploration, then carry students on through Varenius to Humboldt and Ritter--revealing the emergence of "the new geography" of the Modern Period. The history of American geography--developed in seven of the twenty chapters--is strongly emphasized pursuant to the formal origins of geography in late nineteenth-century Germany, Darwin's theory of evolution, and the great surveys of the American west. This treatment is enhanced by chapters concerning parallel histories of geography in Germany, France, Great Britain, Russia (including the USSR and CIS), Canada, Sweden, and Japan-countries that at first contributed to and later borrowed fromthe body of US geographical thought. All Possible Worlds: A History of Geographical Ideas, Fourth Edition, is ideal for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in the history and philosophy of classical, medieval, and modern geographical thought.

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Preface
Acknowledgments
A Field of Study Called Geography
Classical
The Beginnings of Classical Geography
Geography in the Middle Ages
The Age of Exploration
The Impact of Discoveries
An End and a Beginning: Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Ritter
Modern
What Was New?
The New Geography in Germany
The New Geography in France
The New Geography in Great Britain
The New Geography in Russia, the Soviet Union, and the Commonwealth of Independent States
The New Geography in Canada
The New Geography in Sweden
The New Geography in Japan
The New Geography in the United States Before World War I
The New Geography in the United States: World War I to Midcentury
The New Geography in the United States: Midcentury to the Present
Applied Geography
New Methods of Observation and Analysis
Innovation and Tradition
Index of Names

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