Book ID: CBB611603124

Geography in Britain after World War II: Nature, Climate, and the Etchings of Time (2019)


Contemporary anxieties about climate change have fueled a growing interest in how landscapes are formed and transformed across spans of time, from decades to millennia. While the discipline of geography has had much to say about how such environmental transformations occur, few studies have focused on the lives of geographers themselves, their ideologies, and how they understand their field. This edited collection illuminates the social and biographical contexts of geographers in postwar Britain who were influenced by and studied under the pioneering geomorphologist, A. T. Grove. These contributors uncover the relationships and networks that shaped their research on diverse terrains from Africa to the Mediterranean, highlighting their shared concerns which have profound implications not only for the study of geography and geomorphology, but also for questions of environmental history, ecological conservation, and human security.

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Authors & Contributors
Yuriko Furuhata
Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff
Reno, Joshua O.
Lisbeth Fajstrup
Oswald, Nicola M. R.
Tschinkel, Walter R.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Science as Culture
Public Understanding of Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Springer International Publishing
University of Pittsburgh Press
Duke University Press
Broadway Books
Climate and climatology
Climate change
Science and society
Public understanding of science
Scientific communities; interprofessional relations
Science and politics
Nierenberg, William Aaron
Jones, Richard
Whewell, William
Milankovic, Milutin
Lyell, Charles
Kröpelin, Stefan
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
19th century
20th century
United States
Hawaii (U.S.)
Islands of the Pacific
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Cambridge University

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