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History of geography

  • The True Geography of Our Countryby Joel Kovarsky

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    A philosopher, architect, astronomer, and polymath, Thomas Jefferson lived at a time when geography was considered the "mother of all sciences." Although he published only a single printed map, Jefferson was also regarded as a geographer, owing to his interest in and use of geographic and cartographic materials during his many careers?attorney, farmer,... more...

  • Polar Geopolitics?by R. C. Powell; K. Dodds

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The polar regions (the Arctic and Antarctic) have enjoyed widespread public attention in recent years, as issues of conservation, sustainability, resource speculation and geopolitical manoeuvring have all garnered considerable international media interest. This critical collection of new and original papers - the first of its kind - offers a comprehensive... more...

  • geography since second world warby Ron Johnston; Paul Claval

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    The discipline of geography has undergone much change and growth in recent years. With growth has come diversity. Before 1945 there were differences between countries in the emphases on subject matter and research approach, although these were all related closely to three main ?models? ? French, German and American. Since then, the relative importance... more...

  • The Makers of Modern Geographyby Robert E. Dickinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This book examines the works of the outstanding makers of modern geography and demonstrates the consistency of idea and purpose in their work. Geography as an explicitly defined field of knowledge is more than two thousand years old, but as a university subject, geography is only 150 years old, and in this period it has developed hugely. This study... more...

  • National 4 & 5 Geography: Global Issuesby Calvin Clarke

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 19.18

    Cover every base with the complete resource for National 4 & 5 Geography endorsed by SQA!. One of a three-book series, this title offers detailed, comprehensive and rigorous coverage of four of the global issues in National 4 and 5 Geography. - Ensure understanding with end-of-chapter questions for each topic at N4 and N5 levels. - Promote Active Learning... more...

  • The Place of Geographyby Tim Unwin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 88.95

    The Place of Geography is designed to provide a readable and yet challenging account of the emergence of gepgraphy as an academic discipline. It has three particular aims: it seeks to trace the development of geography back to its formal roots in classical antiquity; provides an interpretation of the changes that have taken place in geographical... more...

  • Reinterpreting Explorationby Dane Kennedy

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    Exploration was a central and perhaps defining aspect of the West's encounters with other peoples and lands. Rather than reproduce celebratory narratives of individual heroism and national glory, this volume focuses on exploration's instrumental role in shaping a European sense of exceptionalism and its iconic importance in defining the terms... more...

  • Travel and Travellers of the Middle Agesby Arthur Newton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 430.00

    This work provides a landmark in early twentieth century publishing summarizing the most up to date findings in all branches of the social sciences at a formative time and during a period of decisive historical discovery. more...

  • Flaws in the Ice: in search of Douglas Mawsonby David Day

    Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 24.99

    In Flaws in the Ice , prize-winning historian David Day searches for the real Douglas Mawson. After travelling south on his own six-week odyssey to the Antarctic, the author answers the difficult questions about Mawson that have hitherto lain buried ? from questions about his intimate relationship with Lady Scott, and his leadership of the ill-fated... more...

  • Die "Geographie" des Ptolemaios im Spiegel der griechischen Handschriftenby Renate Burri

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    The present volume taps into the heretofore scarcely leveraged potential offered by a codicological and paleographic approach to reconstruct the history of Ptolemy?s Geography. The author presents many of the work?s manuscripts for the first time, and also provides a number of illuminating insights about the history of the reception of Ptolemy?s Geography. more...