(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

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André Guilcher, 1913-1993

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André Guilcher’s major doctoral thesis examined the geomorphology of southern Brittany. Research for his minor thesis, on rural settlement in a northwestern part of the peninsula, was facilitated by his knowledge of Breton. After high school teaching, he was professor at the University of Nancy and later at the Sorbonne, where he concentrated on oceanography and hydrology, with a rapidly developing interest in coral reef morphology. In 1970 he left Paris for a professorial chair at Brest, where he built up an influential research unit focusing on marine geography. Scientific expeditions took him to coastal and marine locations across the globe. Despite emphasizing physical geography in research, he believed in the unity of the discipline, advocated geographical involvement in environmental management, and retained his life-long interest in history and in Breton culture. - (HC)


Article of periodic

published at : Geographers. Biobibliographical studies / ISSN 0308-6992

Editor : Mansell, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 33 [pp. 43-69]



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