The Four Traditions of Geography

  title={The Four Traditions of Geography},
  author={William D. Pattison},
  • William D. Pattison
  • Published 2000
In 1905, one year after professional geography in this country achieved full social identity through the founding of the Association of American Geographers, William Morris Davis responded to a familiar suspicion that geography is simply an undisciplined “omnium-gatherum” by describing an approach that as he saw it imparts a “geographical quality” to some knowledge and accounts for the absence of the quality elsewhere. Davis spoke as president of the AAG. He set an example that was followed by… CONTINUE READING
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