(Article of book - 2010)

Document title

Bringing Geography to Book : Ellen Semple and the reception of geographical knowledge

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



Ellen Semple’s "Influences of Geographic Environment" (1911), a treatise on environmental determinism, coincided with the emergence of geography as an independent academic discipline in North America and Great Britain. Written by one of America’s first female professional geographers, it was viewed by some as a monument of scholarship and erudition, whilst for other readers it was a conceptually flawed book. Nonetheless, it had a profound influence on the development and future direction of the discipline of geography. The A. explains why the volume was encountered differently by different people, at different times and different places, stressing the impact of Semple as a lecturer and the significance of her network of contacts in promoting both the book and her guiding ideas. - (HC)



ISBN : 9781848851412

Editor : I.B. Tauris, London - ROYAUME-UNI (2010)

Millesime : 2010  [263 p.]

Bibliographic references : dissem.



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