(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2003)

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Scales and explanations balances and histories : musings of a physical geography teacher

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With examples from the various subjects of an intoductory college course in physical geography and from recent papers in the review Physical Geography, this essay explores the suggestion that, from any equilibrium view, a fining of scale (whether temporally, spatially, or by degree of resolution) is likely to increase the need for the invocation of historical events. Such a scalar tendency preserves what is, in fact, fundamental to empirical work in physical geography, equilibrium explanations, while it accepts a legitimate place for what seem to be currently more popular explanations that focus on historical events


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2003, vol. 24, no3 [pp. 248-270]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : Illustration ;



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