Geography in the Twentieth Century: A Study of Growth, Fields, Techniques, Aims and Trends, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Geography in the Twentieth Century

A Study of Growth, Fields, Techniques, Aims and Trends, 1st Edition

Edited by Griffith Taylor


630 pages

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This title, first published in 1951, examines the growth, fields, techniques, aims and trends of geography at the time. The book is divided into three parts, of which the first deals with the evolution of geography and its philosophical basis. The second is concerned with studies of special environments and with advances in geomorphology, meteorology, climate, soils and regionalism. The last part describes field work, sociological and urban aspects, the function of the Geographical Society and geo-pacifics. Geography in the Twentieth Century will be of interest to students of both physical and human geography.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Evolution of Geography and its Philosophical Basis; 1. Introduction: The Scope of the Volume 2. Geography in the Nineteenth Century 3. The French School of Geography 4. The German School of Geography 5. The West Slav Geographers 6. Environmental and Possibilism; Part 2: The Environment as a Factor; 7. The Progress of Geomorphology 8. Geographical Aspects of Meteorology 9. Climate Influences 10. Soils and Their Geographical Significance 11. Settlement by the Modern Pioneer 12. Geography and Arctic Lands 13. Exploration of Antarctica 14. Geography and the Tropics 15. Geography and Regionalism 16. Land Use Surveys with Special Reference to Britain; Part 3: Special Fields of Geography; 17. Geography is a Practical Subject 18. Geography and Empire 19. Racial Geography 20. The Sociological Aspects of Geography 21. Urban Geography 22. Geography and Aviation 23. The Field of the Geographical Society 24. Geography in Practice in the Federal Government, Washington 25. Geopolitics and Geopacifics 26. A Concise Glossary of Geographical Terms; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography