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Geographical Thought | RD Dixit - PHI

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Print Book ISBN : 9789387472372
Edition : SECOND EDITION
Pages : 388
Language:English

Description:

The book charts out the history of Geographical Thought from early times to the present day in a single compact volume. Its main focus is on the modern period—beginning with Humboldt and Ritter—more specifically on conceptual developments since the Second World War.

NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION

The second edition is thoroughly revised and incorporates five new chapters dealing with:

 Nature, Method, Basic Ideas and Conceptual Structure of Geography

 The Problem of Dualities and How it was Resolved

 Nature and Role of Geography as a Social Science—Geographical vs. Sociological Imagination

 Time vis-à-vis Space—The Pattern-Process Perspective in Geographic Research

 New Directions in the Twenty-First Century Human Geography

TARGET AUDIENCE

• BA/B.Sc. (Hons.) Geography

• BA/B.Sc. (General) Geography

• MA/M.Sc. Geography

• Aspirants of Civil Services

 

CONTENT

1. The First Foundations: Developments upto the Eighteenth Century
2. Geography in the Nineteenth Century: The Age of Humboldt, 1790–1859
3. Geography after Humboldt and Ritter: Developments in Germany
4. Geography after Humboldt and Ritter: Developments Outside Germany
5. Developments in Geography Since World War II: From Areal to Spatial Analysis
6. Behavioural Persuasion in Geography and the Rise of Humanistic Geography
7. The Call for Social Relevance in Research: Reorientation to Political Economy
8. The Regional Concept and Regional Geography
9. The Historical Explanation in Geography
10. Impact of Evolutionary Biology on Geographical Thought: Organization and Ecosystem as Geographical Models
11. Geography and Environmentalism
12. Place, Space and Locality: The Current Focus in Human Geography
13. The Geography of Gender
14. Modern versus Post-Modern Geographies
15. Progress Since World War II: Continuity, Change, Rapprochement, and Convergence
16. Nature, Method, Basic Ideas and Conceptual Structure of Geography
17. The Problem of Dualities and how it was Resolved
18. Nature and Role of Geography as a Social Science: Geographical vs. Sociological Imagination
19. Time Vis-à-vis Space: The Pattern-Process Perspective in Geographic Research
20. New Directions in the Twenty-First Century Human Geography

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

DIKSHIT, R. D.

RAMESH DUTTA DIKSHIT, former Professor and Head, Department of Geography, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak. He has also been Professor and Founder Head of Geography Department at Punjabi University, Patiala. He has taught history and philosophy of Geography for about three decades. Prof. Dikshit has authored many books on Geography, including Art and Science of Geography and Political Geography: A Contemporary Approach (Hindi Edition) published by PHI Learning.

 

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