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Pure Geography
     

Pure Geography

by Johannes G. Granö, Malcolm Hicks (Translator), Anssi Paasi (Editor), Olavi Granö (Editor)
 

Johannes Gabriel Granö's career as a geographer spanned the first half of the twentieth century. In the course of his explorations in Central Asia (where his father had served as Lutheran pastor to Siberia's Finnish colony) Granö initially specialized in geomorphology, a highly fashionable branch of science at that time, and one regarded by many as the

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Johannes Gabriel Granö's career as a geographer spanned the first half of the twentieth century. In the course of his explorations in Central Asia (where his father had served as Lutheran pastor to Siberia's Finnish colony) Granö initially specialized in geomorphology, a highly fashionable branch of science at that time, and one regarded by many as the true calling of the geographer. It was not long, however, before theoretical themes began to emerge in Granö's work. In the 1920s he began to develop a highly original methodology of landscape geography, based on the idea that the real object of geographical research should be the environment as perceived by the senses and regions constructed on the basis of these perceptions. It was from this starting point that he created the doctrine he called "pure geography." First published in German (1929) and then in his native Finnish (1930), Granö's Pure Geography is regarded by many geographers as one of the classic works in the field. Long out of print, this widely acclaimed classic is now available for the first time in English translation.

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In the 1920s, Grano<:o> began to develop an original methodology of landscape geography based on the idea that the real object of geographical research should be the environment as perceived by the senses and regions constructed on the basis of these perceptions. From this starting point he created the doctrine called "pure geography." First published in German (1929) and then in his native Finnish (1930), it is regarded by many geographers as one of the classic works in the field. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801855917
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Johannes Gabriel Granö (1882-1956) was professor of geography at the University of Tartu, Estonia, and the Universities of Helsinki and Turku, Finland. His son, Olavi Granö, is emeritus professor of geography and former chancellor at the University of Turku, Finland. Anssi Paasi is professor of geography at the University of Oulu, Finland.

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