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The Search for Geographical Order: The American Geographical Society

Neil Smith

in American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230279
eISBN:
9780520931527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230279.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the search for order that enveloped the United States during the turn of the twentieth century. It identifies the ways the search for order was conducted, and states that it was ... More


The Authority of Representation: A Single Map for All Countries, 1891–1939

William Rankin

in After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226339368
eISBN:
9780226339535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339535.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The International Map of the World – the IMW – was a hugely ambitious project to create a uniform atlas of the world in unprecedented detail. It was first proposed in 1891 by the German geographer ... More


Professor Penck’s Pupils

Steven Seegel

in Map Men: Transnational Lives and Deaths of Geographers in the Making of East Central Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226438498
eISBN:
9780226438528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226438528.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The chapter introduces, formally, the main mapmen: Albrecht Penck of Saxony, Eugeniusz Mikolaj Romer of West Galicia in Poland, Stepan L’vovych Rudnyts’kyi of Eastern Galicia in Ukraine, Isaiah ... More


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