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British Geography 1918–1945

Robert W. Steel, T. W. Freeman, E. G. Bowen, Eila M. J. Campbell, S. H. Beaver, K. C. Edwards, E. C. Willatts, H. C. Darby, J. A. Steers, D. R. Stoodart, J. A. Patmore
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  • Date Published: July 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521067713


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  • This book tracing the foundations of modern British geography is based upon the first-hand recollections of some of those active in the discipline between the wars and after. The contributors show how geography evolved from fragile institutional foundations in British universities, and how from the outset the subject generated both controversy and considerable diversity of opinion. The volume discusses not only the growth of geography as a specific academic discipline but also the relationship between geography and national planning that played such an important role in post-war reconstruction. Two younger scholars, trained as geographers in the years after the Second World War, assess the significance of this period in the context of the state of geographical knowledge in Britain.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521067713
    • length: 204 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Robert W. Steel
    1. The beginning and the end Robert W. Steel
    2. Geography during the inter-war years T. W. Freeman
    3. Geography in the University of Wales, 1918–1948 E. G. Bowen
    4. Geography at Birkbeck College, University of London, with particular reference to J. F. Unstead and E. G. R. Taylor Eila M. J. Campbell
    5. The Oxford School of Geography Robert W. Steel
    6. Geography in the Joint School (London School of Economics and King's College) S. H. Beaver
    7. Geography in a University College (Nottingham) K. C. Edwards
    8. Geographers and their involvement in planning E. C. Willatts
    9. On the writing of historical geography, 1918–1945 H. C. Darby
    10. Physical geography in the universities, 1918–1945 J. A. Steers
    11. Geographers and geomorphology in Britain between the wars D. R. Stoodart
    12. British geography, 1918–1945: a personal perspective J. A. Patmore

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    Robert W. Steel


    Robert W. Steel, T. W. Freeman, E. G. Bowen, Eila M. J. Campbell, S. H. Beaver, K. C. Edwards, E. C. Willatts, H. C. Darby, J. A. Steers, D. R. Stoodart, J. A. Patmore

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