Biographical Dictionary of Geography

Biographical Dictionary of Geography

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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 more

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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 703.08g
  • Greenwood Press
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0313276226
  • 9780313276224
  • 1,995,397

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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 Bulletinshow more

About Robert P. Larkin

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).show more

Table of contents

Preface The Dictionary-Biographical entries Appendices :Alphabetical List Chronological List Country of Birth General Subject Index 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 Vladimir 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 Wesley Powell Ptolemy Friedrich Ratzel Ernst Georg Ravenstein 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 Wooldridgeshow more