Biographical Dictionary of Geography

Biographical Dictionary of Geography

By (author) Robert P. Larkin , By (author) Gary Peters

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This biographical dictionary provides sketches of seventy- seven individuals--explorers, writers, and scholars--from Aristotle to David W. Harvey, who made significant contributions to the development of the discipline of geography. The work examines a cross section of geographers from a variety of subfields within the discipline, from ancient to modern. Each entry examines the career and impact of the individual and then provides selected bibliographies of works by and about the person. The work contains internal cross-referencing, and the entire volume concludes with appendices listing the individuals chronologically as well as by country of birth. It has a general subject index and essential reference material for the general public and students looking for information on key figures and a background to the discipline.

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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 703.08g
  • 30 Jan 1993
  • ABC-CLIO
  • Greenwood Press
  • Westport
  • English
  • New.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0313276226
  • 9780313276224
  • 1,638,892

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Author Information

ROBERT P. LARKIN is Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. GARY L. PETERS is Professor of Geography at California State University, Long Beach. Among their earlier publications are the "Dictionary of Concepts in Human Geography" and the "Dictionary of Concepts in Physical Geography" (Greenwood Press, 1983 and 1988, respectively).

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?Biographical Dictionary of Geography is unique because of its focus on contributions to the discipline of geography and the connections it makes among the work of scientists in this field. It is a recommended purchase for academic libraries supporting research in geography.?-Reference Books Bulletin

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