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: 05/11/1992
- Category: History of science
- ISBN: 9780631185864