Bringing Geography to Book: Ellen Semple and the Reception of Geographical Knowledge

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Ellen Semple's "Influences of Geographic Environment" (1911) -- a treatise on what would later be called environmental determinism -- coincided with the emergence of geography as an independent academic discipline in North America and Britain. Highly controversial and written by one of America's first female professional geographers, it was considered by some a monument to Semple's scholarship and erudition, while for others it was conceptually flawed. And yet its influence on the development and direction of the new ...

Bringing Geography to Book: Ellen Semple and the Reception of Geographical Knowledge 2010, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781848851412

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