Originally published in 1973. This collection of essays looks at the ‘quantitative revolution’ and the ‘new geography’ by some of the geographers who had a significant part in those innovations and looks ahead to further developments. The views in the chapters are diverse and offer a fascinating glimpse of the discipline of geography as the subject was undergoing such change and becoming more socially committed. They cover theory, spatial-systems theory, forecasting, human ecology and climatology alongside the teaching of the subject. The concerns of the contemporary geographer come across and are of interest today as these areas have developed still more.
Preface Part 1: Theoretical 1. A Paradigm for Modern Geography Brian J. L. Berry 2. Between Theory and Metatheory Dietrich Bartels 3. Theory of Geography V. A. Anuchin Part 2: Spatial 4. The Domain of Human Geography Torsten Hägerstrand 5. New Geography as General Spatial Systems Theory – Old Social Physics Writ Large? William Warntz 6. Some Questions about Spatial Distributions Michael F. Dacey Part 3: Environmental 7. Geography as Human Ecology Richard J. Chorley 8. Energy-based Climatology and its Frontier with Ecology F. Kenneth Hare 9. Natural Hazards Research Gilbert F. White Part 4: Temporal 10. Forecasting Alternative Spatial, Ecological and Regional Futures: Problems and Possibilities Peter Haggett 11. Future Geographies W. L. Garrison Part 5: Educational 12. The Open Geographic Curriculum Peter R. Gould 13. Does Geography Have a Structure? Can it be ‘Discovered’? The Case of the High School Geography Project Robert B. McNee Part 6: Ethical 14. Ethics and Logic in Geography W. Bunge
Richard J. Chorley was known as a leading figure in quantitative geography in the late 20th Century and played an instrumental role in bringing the use of systems theory to geography. This set of 7 reissued works either edited by or written by Chorley offers a great wealth of scholarship on geography and geomorphology.