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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Is the hydrologic cycle sustainable ? A historical-geographical critique of a modern concept

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LINTON J. ;

Abstract

This paper describes the gestation of the hydrologic cycle as a distinct entity in the English-speaking hydrological tradition and explains how and why it attained a specific form in the United States in the 1930s. This modern hydrologic cycle, it is argued, internalizes the historical and geographical circumstances in which it was formed; namely a northern temperate society in the throes of modern, state-led industrial development. These circumstances, however, no longer pertain to a majority of people. To the extent that it structures an understanding of water that is increasingly at odds with social and hydrological experience, the modern hydrologic cycle can be considered unsustainable

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 98, no3 [pp. 630-649]

Bibliographic references : 107 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5096

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