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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Biographical Dictionary of Geography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert P. Larkin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 722 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780313276224
    ISBN 10: 0313276226
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.0
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    DC20: 910.922
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14100
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000, TRV000000
    B&T Approval Code: A19010000
    DC22: 910.922
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: G67.L37 19, G67 .L37 1993
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: GBC, RGR
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    30 January 1993
    Publication City/Country
    Westport
    Review quote
    ?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
    Table of contents
    Part 1 Dictionary - Biographical Entries: Roald Amundsen; Aristotle; Wallace Walter Atwood; Henri Baulig; Brian J.L. Berry; John R. Borchert; Isaiah Bowman; Albert Perry Brigham; Anton Friedrich Busching; Walter Christaller; Captain James Cook; Nicolaus Copernicus; Charles Andrew Cotton; George Babcock Cressey; Raymond E. Crist; Charles Darwin; William Morris Davis; Sten de Geer; Vasily Vasilyevich Dokuchaev; Eratosthenes; James Geikie; Grove Karl Gilbert; John Paul Goode; Jean Gottmann; Arnold Henry Guyot; Peter Haggett; Chauncy D. Harris; David W. Harvey; Karl Haushofer; Herodotus; Alfred Hettner; Alexander von Humboldt; Ellsworth Huntington; Preston Everett James; Mark Jefferson; Immanuel Kant; Wladimir Koppen; Pyotr Kropotkin; Halford John Mackinder; George Perkins Marsh; Matthew Fontaine Maury; Donald W. Meinig; Hugh Robert Mill; John Muir; Lewis Mumford; Sebastian Munster; Fridtjof Nansen; James J. Parsons; Albrecht Penck; John Welsey Powell; Ptolemy; Freidrich Ratzel; Ernst Georg Revenstein; Elisee Reclus; Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen; Carl Ritter; Arthur H. Robinson; Richard Joel Russell; Rollin D. Salisbury; Carl Ortwin Sauer; William Scoresby; Ellen Churchill Semple; Ernest Shackleton; Joseph Russell Smith; Mary Somerville; Laurence Dudley Stamp; Strabo; Thomas Griffith Taylor; Thales of Miletus; Johann Heinrich von Thunen; Carl Troll; Yi Fu Tuan; Edward Louis Ullman; Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov; Paul Vidal de la Blache; Gilbert F. White; Sidney William Wooldridge. Appendices: Alphabetical listing of Geographers. Chronological Listing of Geographers. Geographers by Country of Birth. General Subject Index.