Historical geography and the history of geographical thought

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The accumulation of geographical scholarship since the late nineteenth century has encouraged a fusion of historical and geographical skills and interests. In the process, the study of the history of geographical thought should continue to strengthen its central position within the subject as a whole. Yet at the same time, research into this modern era insists upon a more generous incorporation of significant contributions to environmental appraisal and landscape authorship developed by government and non-government actors, and a consideration of vernacular or non-scientific modes of inquiry. The Commission's work draws attention to these important trends and lays the foundation for a broader discussion of their implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-232
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1992

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