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Publisher:Rawat Publications
Published In:2008
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:1.22 lbs
Pages:pp. 519, Figures, Maps, Index, Glossary, References, Notes, Biblio.

The Title "Evolution of Geographical Thought 5th Revised & Enlarged Edition, Reprint" is written by Majid Husain. This book was published in the year 2008. The ISBN number 8170339049|9788170339045 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 5th Revised & Enlarged Edition, Reprint edition. This book has total of pp. 519 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Rawat Publications. We have about 1366 other great books from this publisher. Evolution of Geographical Thought 5th Revised & Enlarged Edition, Reprint is currently Available with us.

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About the Author

Majid Husain is former Professor of Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Having a high degree of commitment to teaching and research, Dr. Husain has an unparallel ability of simplifying the difficult concepts of geography and capacity to analyze the enormous facts in a cogent manner. His books, World Geography, Fundamentals of Physical Geography, Human Geography. Systematic Agricultural Geography and Geography of jammu and Kashmir, are widely acclaimed and accepted as text and reference books, both in India and abroad.


James Cook reface
Note on the Fifth Edition

1. Greeks : The Pioneers of Prehistorical Ideas :
i. Phoenicians
ii. Greeks :
a. Homer
b. Thales of Miletus
c. Anaximander
d. Hecataeus
e. Herodotus (485-425 B.C.)
f. Alexander the Great
g. Eratosthenes (276-194 B. C.)
h. Hipparchus
i. Posidonius

iii. Greeks' Contribution to Mathematical and Physical Geography :
a. Mathematical Geography
b. Physical Geography

2. Romans : Their Contribution to Geography :
i. Roman Period :
a. Strabo (64 B.C.-A.D. 20)
b. Ptolemy (A.D. 90-168)

ii. Dark Age (Period of Turmoil) in Europe

3. Ancient Indian and Chinese Geographical Concepts :
i. Indian Geographical Concepts :
a. The Universe and its Origin
b. Eclipses
c. Earth
d. Bharatvarsa

ii. Chinese Contribution to Geography

4. Arab Geographical Thought :
i. Ibn-Hawqal-Abu-al-Mohammad Qasim
ii. Al-Masudi
iii. Al-Biruni (973-1039 A.D.)
iv. Al-Idrisi (1099-1180)
v. Ibn-Battuta (1304-1368 A.D.)
vi. Ibn-Khaldun (1332-1406)

5. The Impact of Explorations and Discoveries :
i. Marco Polo (1254-1324)
ii. Christopher Columbus (1451-1506)
iii. Vasco Da Gama (1460-1524)
iv. Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521)
v. Captain James Cook (1728-1779)
vi. Varenius (1622-1650)
vii. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

6. Founders of Modern Geographical Thought :
i. Alexander Von Humboldt (1790-1859) :
Adventures and Explorations

ii. Carl Ritter (1779-1859) :
a. Principle of Unity in Diversity
b. Die Erdkundes

iii. Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882)

7. Schools of Geography :
i. The German School of Geography :
a. Oscar Peschel (1826-1875)
b. Ferdinand Von Richthofen (1833-1905)
c. Friedrich Ratzel (1844-1904)
d. Alfred Hettner (1859-1941)
e. Albrecht Penck

ii. The French School of Geography :
a. Vidal de Lablache
b. Jean Brunhes
c. Elisee Reclus (1830-1905)
d. Emmanuel de Martonne
e. Albert Demangeon

iii. The British School of Geography :
Halford J. Mackinder (1861-1947)

iv. The American School of Geography :
a. William Morns Davis (1850-1934)
b. Mark Jafferson (1863-1949)
c. Isaiah Bowman
d. Ellen Churchill Semple (1863-1932)
e. Albert Perry Brigham
f. Carl O. Saner (1889-1975)
g. Ellsworth Huntington (1876-1947)
h. Rollin D. Salisbury
i. Geography in the United States between the Two World Wars
j. Geography after the Second World War

v. The Soviet School of Geography :
a. Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921)
b. V.V. Dokuchaiev
c. Physical Geography
d. Philosophy of Soviet Geographers

8. Dichotomy between Determinism and Possibilism :
i. Historical Perspective of Scientific Determinism
ii. Environmental Determinism
iii. Possibilism
iv. Neo-determinism
v. Probabilism
vi. Cultural or Social Determinism

9. Dualism and Dichotomies in Geography :
i. General Geography Versus Regional Geography
ii. Physical Geography Versus Human Geography
iii. Historical Geography Versus Contemporary Geography :
a. The Historical Factor in Geography
b. The Changing Cultural Landscape
c. The Reconstruction of Past Geographies
d. Geographical Change Through Time

iv. Study of Functional (or Nodal) Regions Versus Geography of Formal (or Uniform) Regions

10. Quantitative Revolution, Paradigms, System Analysis and Regional Concept :
i. Quantitative Revolution :
a. Historical Perspective of Quantitative Revolution
b. Merits of Quantitative Methods
c. Dements of Quantitative Methods

ii. Paradigms in Geography :
a. Kuhn's Paradigm
b. Geographical Paradigms : A Historical Perspective

iii. Areal Differentiation
iv. Exceptionalism in Geography
v. Spatial Analysis
vi. Locational Analysis
vii. Geography as a Chorographic or Chorologic (Regional) Science
viii. Geography as a Science of Relationship
ix. Geography as the Science of Distribution
x. Geography as the Science of the Planet Earth
xi. Geography : An Idiographic or Nomethetic Discipline
xii. Geography : A Discipline of Synthesis
xiii. Explanations in Geography
xiv. System Analysis :
a. General System Theory
b. Merits of Abstract Construal of a Systems
c. Structure of a System
d. Behaviour of a System
e. Geography : A New Synthesis

xv. Regional Concept :
a. Attributes of Region
b. Classification of Regions
c. Regionalism

11. Models in Geography :
i. Significance of Model
ii. Need of Modelling in Geography
iii. Features of a Model
iv. Types of Models
v. General Classification of Models
vi. Critical Views

12. Modern Themes in Geographical Thought :
i. Positivism
ii. Pragmatism
iii. Functionalism
iv. Existentialism
v. Idealism
vi. Realism
vii. Marxism :
Man-nature Relationship

viii. Radicalism in Geography :
a. Geography and Imperialism
b. Women and Environment
c. Anarchic Leaning

ix. Behaviouralism :
a. Salient Features
b. Historical Perspective

x. Humanism :
Themes in Humanistic Geography

xi. Geography and Public Policy :
a. Applied Geography
b. Postmodernism
c. Time Geography
d. Postmodernism and Feminism

xii. A Chronology of Geography 1859-1995