Geographical Tradition Episodes in the History of a Contested Enterprise

ISBN-10: 0631185860

ISBN-13: 9780631185864

Edition: 1992

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Description: 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. Throughout the book the development of geographical thought and practice is portrayed against the broader social and intellectual context of the times.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.

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List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/4/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 444
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

David N. Livingstone is a professor of geography and intellectual history at the Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, and author of several books, including Putting Science in Its Place: Geographies of Scientific Knowledge, The Geographical Tradition, and Darwin's Forgotten Defenders.

Preface
Should the History of Geography be X-Rated? Telling Geography's Story
Of Myths and Maps: Geography in the Age of Reconnaissance
Revolution, Celestial and Terrestrial: Geography nad the Scientific Revolution
Naturalists and Navigators: Geography in the Enlightenment
Of Design and Dining Clubs: Pre-Darwinian Geography
The Geographical Experiment: Evolution and the Founding of a Discipline
A 'Sternly Practical' Pursuit: Geography, Race and Empire
The Regionalising Ritual: Geography, Place and Particularity
Statistics Don't Bleed: Quantification and its Detractors
The Geographical Tradition: A Conversational Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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