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Evolution of Geographical Thought | Majid Husain - Rawat Publication

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MCB-729

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ISBN: 9788131607169

PAGES: 464 pages

BINDING: Paperback

LAUNGUAGE: English

ABOUT THE BOOK

Evolution of Geographical Thought covers a wide canvas of the story of geographical thoughts, ideas and knowledge right from the early Greek period to modern contemporary geography. Presenting an introduction to the philosophy, history and methodology of geography, the book maps the intellectual changes in the discipline over the years. To keep the students abreast with the recent trends in geography, and its methodological problems, the book has been updated and revised, making it a comprehensive textbook on geographical thought. The main objective of the sixth edition is to incorporate a number of relevant new topics and concepts to streamline the text which may go a long way in expanding the geographical base of the interested students about the philosophy and methodology of geography. This new edition is presented in a larger format with all improved maps and illustrations. A whole new chapter now introduces to the students a contemporary sub-discipline of Feminist Geography. A new comprehensive list of biographic notes on selected geographers is also included in this edition. It is hoped that the present edition will prove of immense help for the students and teachers of geography alike. It will also serve the need of the aspirants of various competitive examinations, especially the Indian Administrative Service, the NET and other state level civil services examinations.

 


CONTENTS

PART I PREHISTORY OF GEOGRAPHICAL IDEAS

• Greeks: The Pioneers of Prehistorical Ideas
• Romans: Their Contribution to Geography
• Ancient Indian and Chinese Geographical Concepts
• Arab Geographical Thought
• The Impact of Explorations and Discoveries
 
PART II MODERN GEOGRAPHICAL THOUGHT
• Founders of Modern Geographical Though
• Schools of Geography
• Dichotomy between Determinism and Possibilism
• Dualism and Dichotomies in Geography
• Quantitative Revolution, Paradigms, System Analysis and Regional Concept
• Models in Geography
 
PART III CONTEMPORARY MOVEMENTS IN GEOGRAPHY
• Modern Themes in Geographical Thought
• Feminist Geography

 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR / EDITOR

Majid Husain is a former Professor of Geography, Central University Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Having a high degree of commitment to teaching and research, Dr. Husain has an unparallel ability of simplifying the difficult concepts of geography and capacity to analyze the enormous facts in a cogent manner. His books, World Geography, Fundamentals of Physical Geography, Human Geography, Systematic Agricultural Geography, Models in Geography and Geography of Jammu and Kashmir, are widely acclaimed and accepted as text and reference books, both in India and abroad.

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