Geographies of the Book: Review and Prospect

  title={Geographies of the Book: Review and Prospect},
  author={Innes M. Keighren},
  journal={Geography Compass},
This paper traces the origins and recent history of the geography of the book: an interdisciplinary focus of study for geographers, book historians and historians of science. In describing this field's twin concern with geography in books and with the geography of books, the paper examines the ways in which printed texts matter to the study of geography's discursive and disciplinary histories and the contributions that geography, in turn, can make to explaining the circulation and reception of… 
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