Essays by fourteen influential geographers provide timely examples of practical geographical scholarship and a useful antidote to "ivory tower" theories.
These highly personal essays reflect experiences and insights of key geographers of the past half-century. Contributors not only document the growing concern for research on social conditions and social justice, they also prove that scholarly commitment .is still vibrant and healthy in the discipline. A unique contribution in North American geographical publishing, this book is ideal for undergraduate courses in the history and philosophy of geography, and for early graduate seminars on recent developments in geographic thought.
Peter Gould was the Evan Pugh Professor of Geography at Penn State University. His works have appeared in Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, and Time. He is the author of Becoming a Geographer, also published by Syracuse University Press.
Forrest R. Pitts is professor emeritus of the University of Hawaii. He is the author or coauthor of several books including, Japan and Introduction to Cultural Geography.