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By Innes M. Keighren

Ellen Semple’s Influences of Geographic Environment (1911) -- a treatise on what may later be known as environmental determinism -- coincided with the emergence of geography as an self reliant educational self-discipline in North the United States and Britain. hugely debatable and written through certainly one of America’s first woman specialist geographers, it used to be thought of via a few a monument to Semple’s scholarship and erudition, whereas for others it used to be conceptually incorrect. And but its effect at the improvement and course of the hot self-discipline of geography used to be profound. Innes Keighren explains why Influences... used to be encountered in a different way via diverse humans, at varied instances and elsewhere, and divulges why the publication aroused the passions it did. the result's a pioneering paintings that offers a wholesale re-visioning of ways within which geographical wisdom is disseminated.

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