Culture land and legacy

Author: Kent Mathewson
Publisher: Louisiana State Univ
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122275675
Release Date: 2003-12-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography


Geographers

Author: Charles W. J. Withers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474227049
Release Date: 2015-12-14
Genre: Science

This twenty-sixth volume of Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies brings together essays on leading figures in time geography and regional theory, on GIS, on regional, cultural and political geography, on scriptural geography, historical geography and methodology, and on African exploration. Each essay engages with the individual's contribution to geography, their works and their lives and the intellectual and social contexts in which they worked and which helped shape them. In addition - and to mark the new co-editorial pairing leading the series - the volume has an essay on the history of GBS, on the importance of biographical work in the history of geography and on issues to be addressed by the scholarly communities engaged in promoting this vital area of geographical research.

Encyclopedia of Human Geography

Author: Barney Warf
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761988588
Release Date: 2006-05-16
Genre: Reference

With more than 300 entries written by an international team of leading authorities in the field, the Encyclopedia of Human Geography offers a comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterize a notoriously diverse field. This multidisciplinary volume provides cross-cultural coverage of human geography as it is understood in the contemporary world and takes into account the enormous conceptual changes that have evolved since the 1970s, including a variety of social constructivist approaches.

To Pass On a Good Earth

Author: Michael Williams
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813935775
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Social Science

To Pass On a Good Earth is the candid and compelling new biography of one of the twentieth century’s most distinctive and influential scholars. The legendary "Great God beyond the Sierras," Carl Ortwin Sauer is America’s most famed geographer, an inspiration to both academics and poets, yet no book-length biography of him has existed until now. This Missouri-born son of German immigrants contributed to many fields, with a versatility rare in his time and virtually unknown today. Sauer explored plant and animal domestication, the entry of Native Americans into the continent, their transformation of the land into prairies and cultivated fields, and subsequent European enterprise that fueled prosperity but also triggered environmental degradation and the loss of cultural diversity. Providing profound and invaluable insights into the human occupance, cultivation--and often ruination--of the earth, Sauer revolutionized our understanding of the impact of European conquest of the New World. Author and fellow geographer Michael Williams had access to Sauer’s voluminous correspondence in the Bancroft Library at Berkeley and in family collections. Enlivened by these intimate letters to family and colleagues, To Pass On a Good Earth reveals the rare qualities of mind and heart that made Sauer one of America’s most treasured--as well as troubled--intellectual pioneers. He brought both historical rigor and humanistic understanding to the burgeoning environmental movement and ceaselessly championed an ecumenical approach in an age of increasing specialization.

Leadership in American Academic Geography

Author: Michael S. DeVivo
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739199138
Release Date: 2014-11-14
Genre: Education

DeVivo employs a historical narrative in offering a critical review of the most influential leaders in American academic geography during the twentieth century. Geographers with interest in the history of the discipline, as well as academic leaders and scholars in leadership, will appreciate this book.

The wonderful world of geographic names

Author: Randall Detro
Publisher: Louisiana State Univ
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122275410
Release Date: 2004-02-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This volume is a compilation of the work on geographic names by Meredith (Pete) F. Burrill. As noted on pages 37 to 41 of the March 1998 issue of Names, the fact that the Board on Geographic Names . . . continues as the worlds foremost names standardization agency is a tribute to how he served his country and the international community.

The coastal zone

Author: Harley Jesse Walker
Publisher: Louisiana State Univ
ISBN: STANFORD:36105122161602
Release Date: 2004-02-01
Genre: Nature

This volume on coastal systems and coastal research is in honor of H. Jesse Walker, who has takes his place with the original founders of the present-day Louisiana State University Department of Geography and Anthropology -- Drs. Fred B. Kniffen, Richard J. Russell, Robert C. West, and William G. Haag.Through its coverage of coastal research from theory to applied, from modeling in the lab to measuring in the field, from the varied lessons of managing the human impact on the coast, and from distant Hawaii, to California, to New Jersey, and to the adjacent Gulf of Mexico, the volume replicates in its incomplete fashion the wide-ranging interest and persistent adventure of its honoree.

Ansichten der Natur

Author: Alexander von Humboldt
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:32044020173050
Release Date: 1849
Genre: Natural history


Physische Geographie

Author: Alan H. Strahler
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 9783825281595
Release Date: 2009-09-16
Genre: Science

Jetzt durchgehend farbig gestaltet! Dieses Lehrbuch zur Physical Geography erschien erstmals vor vier Jahrzehnten und gilt seither, auch außerhalb des englischen Sprachraums, als eines der führenden Studienbücher der Physischen Geographie. Nun wurde das bewährte Lehrbuch komplett neu bearbeitet. Diese 4. Auflage der Physischen Geographie führt die Stärken der vorhergehenden Auflagen fort und enthält zahlreiche Neuerungen: Text und Abbildungen sind aktualisiert und viele neue Inhalte sind hinzugekommen. Erweitert sind auch die Abschnitte über Umwelt und Naturschätze mit Themen wie geothermale Energiequellen, Erdbeben als Umweltrisiken oder die grüne Revolution. Aus dem Inhalt: - Die Erde als rotierender Planet - Die globale Energiebilanz - Lufttemperatur - Luftfeuchtigkeit und Niederschlag - Winde und globale Zirkulation - Globale Klimasysteme - Biogeographische Prozesse - Die Vegetationszonen der Erde - Böden der Welt - Gesteine und Minerale - Lithosphäre und Plattentektonik - Vulkanisch und tektonisch bedingte Oberflächenformen - Verwitterung, Massenbewegungen und periglaziale Prozesse - Das Süßwasser der Kontinente - Fluviale Geomorphodynamik - Oberflächenformen und Gesteinsstruktur - Küsten - Eiszeiten und glaziale Landschaften

Handbuch der v lkischen Wissenschaften

Author: Michael Fahlbusch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110429954
Release Date: 2017-09-11
Genre: History

Seit dem Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts und verstärkt im Deutschen Kaiserreich war der völkische Nationalismus in der Rechten verankert und gewann während der Weimarer Republik sichtlich an politischer Relevanz. Das Handbuch beschreibt und analysiert das Aufkommen rechtspopulistischer Wissenschaftsfelder seit der Jahrhundertwende bis hin zur Radikalisierung, Nazifizierung und Mobilisierung von Wissenschaftlern für die Kriegs-, Umsiedlungs- und Vernichtungsabsichten in den Jahren bis 1944/45. Völkische Forschungsparadigmen wirkten auch danach in der Bundesrepublik weiter und können bis in die Gegenwart verfolgt werden. Die Neuauflage des Handbuchs nimmt die wissenschaftshistorische Herausforderung an und erschließt mit rund 150 neuen Lemmata und Neuüberarbeitungen bisherige Leerstellen. In über 300 Artikeln werden Forschungsprogramme, Institutionen, Personen, Zeitschriften, Ämter und Politikfelder präsentiert. Basierend auf neuen Archivrecherchen wird der Blick auf die Einbindung akademischer Experten in die ethnische Säuberung sowie auf die Vernichtungspolitik gelenkt. Einzelbiographien verdeutlichen ergänzend die Brüche und Kontinuitäten nach 1945. Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Mitchell Ash, Wien Marina Cattaruzza, Bern Christian Gerlach, Bern Hans Henning Hahn, Oldenburg Frank-Rutger Hausmann, Freiburg Jeffrey Herf, College Park Edouard Husson, Amiens Heidrun Kämper, Mannheim Piotr Madajczyk, Warschau Alena Miskova †, Prag Jan Piskorski, Stettin Uwe Puschner, Berlin Paul Weindling, Oxford