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Physical geography and geography as an environmental science

Ken Gregory

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

The evolution of physical geography in Britain over the last 100 years cannot be divorced from developments elsewhere, and by the year 2000 it had become increasingly difficult to distinguish ... More


Geography applied

Robert J. Bennett and Alan G. Wilson

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter discusses the main trends and the most prominent focuses of research regarding geography as an applied discipline. It concentrates on the contributions of geographers in Britain and the ... More


Introduction

Michael Williams and Ron Johnston

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Geography straddles the main divide within academic life, with the humanities and social sciences on the one side and the natural and life sciences on the other. The discipline's roots lie in both ... More


f i v e The Universal Natural History The Purposiveness of Nature

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s second book, Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens (1755). Section 1 describes the context of the book and Kant’s critique of static and anthropocentric ... More


Geographers and environmental change

John B. Thornes

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Within geography, physical geography is concerned with the characteristics of the natural environment, the atmosphere, the lithosphere and the biosphere; how they influence human activities and how ... More


“The Play of Natures”: Human Beings in Kant’s Geography*

Robert B. Louden

in Kant’s Human Being: Essays on His Theory of Human Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199768714
eISBN:
9780190267599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768714.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the aims behind Kant’s physical geography courses, which provide the groundwork for his later discourse on anthropology. Kant aims to make his courses entertaining and, above ... More


Disciplinary Interactions: Ontological Commitments and Environmental Standard-setting

Elizabeth A. Kirk and Alison D. Reeves

in Law and Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260744
eISBN:
9780191698675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260744.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Through examining how environmental standards for controlling the spread of pollution have increasingly developed, this chapter looks into how law and physical geography are connected, particularly ... More


Encountering the Physical World

in Placing the Enlightenment: Thinking Geographically about the Age of Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226904054
eISBN:
9780226904078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904078.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines what George Vancouver succinctly termed the “ardour of the present age, to discover and delineate the true geography of the earth.” In the undertaking of this “true geography,” ... More


Introduction: Paris: A Walking Tour

Jann Pasler

in Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257405
eISBN:
9780520943872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257405.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter introduces the city of Paris. It shows that one can easily find the distinction of French faith or French culture in the use of the arts (such as music) within the physical geography of ... More


Introduction

THOMAS P. POWER

in Land, Politics, and Society in Eighteenth-Century Tipperary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203162
eISBN:
9780191675768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203162.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to profile of the experience of one crucial Irish county — Tipperary — in a critical and formative period of the 18th ... More


The Face of the Empire

Deborah R. Coen

in Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226398822
eISBN:
9780226555027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555027.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is the first of four chapters that focus on the problems of scale facing the scientific servants of the Habsburg Monarchy and the representational techniques they developed in response. Chapter ... More


Disparities among Regional Economies: Spatial (Dis)Aggregation

Robert M. Townsend

in Financial Systems in Developing Economies: Growth, Inequality and Policy Evaluation in Thailand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199533237
eISBN:
9780191594892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533237.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter spatially disaggregates the national economy into provinces, counties (amphoes), villages, households, and individuals. Provincial product displays great differences from high to low, in ... More


The Natural History of Man

Stephen Gaukroger

in The Natural and the Human: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739–1841

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757634
eISBN:
9780191817366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757634.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The natural history of man comprises comparative anatomy; what in the eighteenth century was termed ‘physical geography’ (in more modern terms a mix of human geography and physical geography), which ... More


The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Richard T. Corlett

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198817017
eISBN:
9780191858703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817017.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Tropical East Asia is home to over 1 billion people and faces massive human impacts from its rising population and rapid economic growth. It has already lost more than half of its forest cover and ... More


Evasion

Evgeny Finkel

in Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172576
eISBN:
9781400884926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172576.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines evasion—an attempt to escape persecution by hiding, emigrating, or assuming a false identity—as a Jewish survival strategy during the Holocaust. It compares evasion patterns in ... More


The Creed of Science

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0037
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focusses on the work and correspondence between Darwin and Herschel. It describes how Darwin asked his publishers to send Herschel a copy of On the Origin of Species following its ... More


The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Richard T. Corlett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199681341
eISBN:
9780191789175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681341.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Tropical East Asia is home to over one billion people and faces massive human impacts from its rising population and rapid economic growth. It has already lost more than two-thirds of its forest ... More


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