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The Geographical Tradition : Episodes in the History of a Contested Enterprise, Paperback / softback Book

The Geographical Tradition : Episodes in the History of a Contested Enterprise Paperback / softback


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.

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.

This is a book which all geographers will wish to have and to read.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 444 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of science
  • ISBN: 9780631185864



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