Principles of Human Geography

By: Vidal de la Blache. P.

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Octavo, pp xvi, 511, slight age-toning but otherwise very clean internally, six folding maps at the rear, blue cloth in good condition, the dustwrapper is a little frayed and torn at the margins. [The author's last work, incomplete on his death, edited by Emmanuel de Martonne and translated by Millicent Todd Bingham, this is the third reprint of the English edition of 1926. Paul Vidal de La Blache was a French geographer. He is considered to be the founder of modern French geography and also the founder of the French School of Geopolitics. He conceived the idea of genre de vie, which is the belief that the lifestyle of a particular region reflects the economic, social, ideological and psychological identities imprinted on the landscape. He took an interest in human and political aspects, geology (an infant discipline at the time, little connected with geography), transportation, and history. He was the first to tie together all those domains in a somewhat quantitative approach, using numbers sparingly, essentially narrative, even descriptive - not far removed, in some ways from a guidebook or a manual for landscape painting. This classical geography - naturalistic, monographic, morphological, literary, and didactic - would experience a rapid renewal and a radical transformation into a social science with the revolution of the 1960s and 1970s and the rise of urban and industrial studies.]

Title: Principles of Human Geography

Author Name: Vidal de la Blache. P.

Categories: Geology, Ethnology, Social History,

Publisher: London, Constable: 1952

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Slightly worn and frayed

Seller ID: 013437

Keywords: blanche.