This book traces the foundations of modern British geography and is based upon the first-hand recollections of some of those active in the discipline between the wars and after. The contributors show how geography evolved from fragile institutional foundations in British universities, and how from the outset the subject generated both controversy and considerable diversity of opinion. The volume discusses not only the growth of geography as a specific academic discipline, but also the relationship between geography and national planning that played such an important role in post-war reconstruction.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
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Table of Contents
Preface Robert W. Steel; 1. The beginning and the end Robert W. Steel; 2. Geography during the inter-war years T. W. Freeman; 3. Geography in the University of Wales, 1918-1948 E. G. Bowen; 4. Geography at Birkbeck College, University of London, with particular reference to J. F. Unstead and E. G. R. Taylor Eila M. J. Campbell; 5. The Oxford School of Geography Robert W. Steel; 6. Geography in the Joint School (London School of Economics and King's College) S. H. Beaver; 7. Geography in a University College (Nottingham) K. C. Edwards; 8. Geographers and their involvement in planning E. C. Willatts; 9. On the writing of historical geography, 1918-1945 H. C. Darby; 10. Physical geography in the universities, 1918-1945 J. A. Steers; 11. Geographers and geomorphology in Britain between the wars D. R. Stoodart; 12. British geography, 1918-1945: a personal perspective J. A. Patmore; Index.