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Publisher:Rawat Publications
Published In:1995
ISBN-10:8170332874
ISBN-13:9788170332874
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1.66 lbs
Pages:pp. 432, Figures, Charts, Maps, Index, Notes, Biblio.

The Title "Evolution of Geographical Thought 3rd Revised and Enlarged Edition" is written by Majid Husain. This book was published in the year 1995. The ISBN number 8170332874|9788170332874 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 3rd Revised and Enlarged Edition edition. This book has total of pp. 432 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Rawat Publications. We have about 1416 other great books from this publisher. Evolution of Geographical Thought 3rd Revised and Enlarged Edition is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

Since the first publication of this Book in 1984, a legion of literature has been produced on the philosophy and methodology of geography. To keep the students abreast with the recent trends and concepts in geography, the book has been updated, and being brought out in the form of the third revised enlarged edition.

Apart from strengthening the contributions of Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Indian geographers, a full section has been added on Chinese contribution to geography. After sifting scientific papers, the travels of Marco Polo and explorations of the Great Age of Discoveries have been incorporated in a separate chapter. There are revisions and additions to the text on Al-Biruni, Immanuel Kant, Verenius and Darwin and the impact of their contributions to the development of geographical approaches.

In the light of the constructive suggestions made by scholars and students, the last part of the book has been revised thoroughly. Region, as a dynamic concept, and the relevance of models in geographical studies have been added. Some of the recent philosophical approaches like radicalism, behaviouralism and humanism have been lucidly explained and illustrated with suitable examples from the developed and developing regions of the world.

It is hoped that the present edition will prove to be a comprehensive textbook for the teachers and students alike, as well as for those who prepare themselves for the various competitions, especially for the NET and the Civil Services Examinations.

About the Author

A distinguished geographer, Majid Husain started his career in the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi as a lecturer and subsequently served with distinction the NEHU, Shillong and the Kashmir University, Srinagar as Professor and Head in the Geography Department before rejoining the Jamia in 1987 as Professor.

Having a high degree of commitment with teaching and research, Dr. Husain produced over two dozen original books and edited volumes, in addition to a large number of papers, published in various professional journals, within and outside India. Having an unparallel ability of simplifying the difficult concepts of geography and capacity to analyze the enormous facts in a cogent manner, Dr. Husain's writings are widely accepted and being read with interest both in India and abroad.

Contents

Foreword/M. Hidayatullah
Preface/S. Manzoor Alam
Note on the Revised Third Edition
List of Figures
Introduction

Part A : PREHISTORY OF GEOGRAPHICAL IDEAS :
I. GREEKS: THE PIONEERS OF PREHISTORICAL IDEAS :
1. Prehistory
2. Phoenicians
3. Greeks :
i. Homer
ii. Thales of Miletus
iii. Anaximander
iv. Hecataeus
v. Herodotus
vi. Alexander the Great
vii. Eratosthenes
viii. Hipparchus

4. Greek Contribution to Mathematical and Physical Geography :
i. Mathematical Geography
ii. Physical Geography

II. ROMANS : THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO GEOGRAPHY :
1. Roman Period :
i. Ptolemy :
a. Ptolemy's Longitudes in the Mediterranean Sea

2. Dark Age (Period of Turmoil)

III. ANCIENT INDIAN AND CHINESE GEOGRAPHICAL CONCEPTS :
1. Indian Geographical Concepts :
i. The Universe and its Origin
ii. Eclipses
iii. Earth :
a. Size of Earth/Latitudes and Longitudes/Cardinal Points /Origin/Earthquakes/Atmosphere, Weather and Climate/Continents

iv. Bharatvarsa :
a. Mountains and Rivers/The Ganga/Tsangpo

2. Chinese Contribution to Geography

IV. ARAB GEOGRAPHICAL THOUGHT :
1. Open Mind and Inquisitive Nature/Islamic Brotherhood/The Pilgrimage/Trade and Commerce/Marine Adventures :
a. Ibn-Hawqal-Abu-al-Mohammad Qasim
b. Al-Masudi
c. Al-Biruni
d. Al-Idrisi
e. Ibn-Battuta
f. Ibn-Khaldun

V. THE IMPACT OF EXPLORATIONS AND DISCOVERIES :
1. Marco Polo
2. Christopher Columbus
3. Vasco da Gama
4. Ferdinand Magellan
5. Captain James Cook
6. Varenius
7. Immanuel Kant

Part B : MODERN GEOGRAPHICAL THOUGHT :
VI. FOUNDERS OF MODERN GEOGRAPHICAL THOUGHT :
1. Alexander van Humboldt :
i. Adventures and Explorations

2. Carl Ritter :
i. Principle of Unity in Diversity/Die Erdkunde

VII. SCHOOLS OF GEOGRAPHY :
1. The German School of Geography :
i. Oscar Peschel
ii. Ferdinand van Richthofen
iii. Friedrich Ratzel
iv. Alfred Hettner :
a. Landschafts Kunde

v. Albrecht Penck

2. The French School of Geography :
i. Vidal de Lablache
ii. Jean Brunhes :
a. Principle of Activity/Principle of Interaction

iii. Elisee Reclus
v. Emmanuel de Martonne :
a. Albert Demangeon

3. The British School of Geography :
i. Halford J. Mackinder :
a. Economic Geography/Man-Nature Interaction/Agricultural Geography/Historical Geography/Contemporary Trends in British Geography

4. The American School of Geography :
i. William Morris Davis
ii. Mark Jafferson
iii. Isaiah Bowman
iv. Ellen Churchill Semple
v. Albert Perry Brigham
vi. Ellsworth Huntington
vii. Rollin D. Salisbury
viii. Geography in the United States Between the Two World Wars :
a. Human Ecology/Chorology/Historical Geography/Studies of Scope and Method
b. Geography after the Second World War

5. The Soviet School of Geography :
i. Physical Geography
ii. Philosophy of Soviet Geographers

VIII. DICHOTOMY BETWEEN DETERMINISM AND POSSIBIIISM :
1. Environmental Determinism
2. Possibilism
3. Neo-Determinism
4. Cultural or Social Determinism

IX. DUALISM AND DICHOTOMIES IN GEOGRAPHY :
1. General Geography Versus Regional Geography
2. Physical Geography Versus Human Geography
3. Determinist Geography Versus Possibilist Geography
4. Historical Geography Versus Contemporary Geography
5. The Historical Factor in Geography
6. The Changing Cultural Landscape
7. The Reconstruction of Past Geographies
8. Geographical Change Through Time
9. Study of Functional Locations Versus Ggeography of Formal Sites

X. QUANTITATIVE REVOLUTION, PARADIGMS :
1. System Analysis and Regional Concept
2. Quantitative Revolution
3. Paradigms in Geography :
i. Kuhn 's Paradigms
ii. Geographical Paradigms : A Historical Perspective
iii. Geography : An Idiographic or Nomethetic Discipline
iv. Geography : A Discipline of Synthesis
v. Explanations in Geography :
Cognitive Description/Morphometric Analysis/Cause and Effect Analysis/Temporal Analysis/Functional and Ecological Analysis

4. System Analysis :
i. General System Theory
ii. Merits of Abstract Construal of a System
iii. Structure of a System :
a. Elements of a System/Links or Relationships

iv. Behaviour of a System :
a. Geographical System

v. Geography : A New Synthesis

5. Regional Concept :
i. Attributes of Region
ii. Classification of Regions :
a. Physical Regions/Cultural Regions

iii. Regionalism

XI. MODELS IN GEOGRAPHY :
1. Significance of Model
2. Need of Modelling in Geography
3. Features of a Model
4. Types of Models
5. General Classification of Models :
Scale Models/Maps/Simulation and Stochastic Models/Mathematical Models/Analogue Models/Theoretical Models

6. Critical Views

Part C : CONTEMPORARY MOVEMENTS IN GEOGRAPHY :
XII. MODERN THEMES IN GEOGRAPHICAL THOUGHT :
1. Positivism
2. Pragmatism
3. Functionalism
4. Existentialism
5. Idealism
6. Realism
7. Marxism :
i. Man-Nature Relationship

8. Radicalism
9. Behaviouralism :
i. Salient Features
ii. Historical Perspective

10. Humanism :
i. Themes in Humanistic Geography :
Geographical Knowledge (Personal Geographies) /Territory and Place/Crowding and Privacy/Livelihood and Economics/Religion

ii. Historical Perspective

11. Geography and Public Policy

List of Figures

1. The Greek Colonies
2. World after Hecataeus
3. World after Herodotus
4. Alexander's Eastern Expedition
5. Distance OW Subtended by Angle oCS Equals 1/50 of the Circumference of a Circle
6. Meridian Drawn by Eratosthenes
7. The World after Strabo
8. World after Ptolemy
9. The World According to Ptolemy
10. The Coasts of the British Islands after Ptolemy
11. Map of North Western Africa According to Ptolemy
12. The T-in-o Map (Orbis Terrarum)
13. The World as Discovered by Ancient Explorers
14. The Puranic Dwipas
15. Arabic Cartograms-used in Medieval Arabic School Maps
16. Behaim's Globe and its Sources
17. The Great Explorations
18. Travels of Marco Polo
19. The Four Voyages of Christopher Columbus
20. The Sea-Route to India
21. Exploration in the Pacific Ocean up to 1600
22. The Age of Cook-II
23. Humboldt's Travels in Europe, Russia and Americas
24. Mackinder's World Island
25. A Graphical Interpretation of Kuhn's Theory of the Development of Science
26. The Circumference of Geography
27. Systems and Subsystems
28. Relations between Elements in Systems
29. The Internal Structure of Geography
30. Theoretical Framework of Geographical Model
31. A Conventional Model of Man-Environment Relationship
32. Environmental Perception and Behaviour

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