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International Geographical Union Commission on the History of Geography

Works: 2 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 279 library holdings
Genres: Bio-bibliography  Periodicals  Biographies 
Classifications: G67, 910.922
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Most widely held works by International Geographical Union
Geographers : biobibliographical studies( )

in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographers : biobibliographical studies by Elizabeth Baigent( )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2020 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women are the exclusive focus of the 38th volume of Geographers. For the first time in the serial's history, the entire volume is devoted to important work of distinguished female geographers, amply demonstrating how these scholars' professional lives enrich the discipline's history. It also illustrates how reading and writing their biographies not only expands our understanding of geography's past, but points to its more diverse future. The collection includes biographies of Doreen Massey, winner of geography's 'Nobel prize', the prix Vautrin-Lud, for her remarkable contribution to geography and neighbouring disciplines which discovered the importance of space through her work; Helen Wallis, geographer and historian of cartography who for many years had charge of the UK's foremost collection of maps; Alice Saunier-SeÃ?tÌ?e, who applied her geographical training and formidable energy to teaching and educational reform in France; Isabel Margarida AndrÌ?e, who lived through a turbulent political period in her native Portugal and meticulously investigated its effect on women and political geography; and the many women who helped to create the UK's first Geography department - the University of Oxford's, School of Geography - including Fanny Herbertson, Nora MacMunn, Marjorie Sweeting, Mary Marshall, Barbara Kennedy and other women geographers who are memorialised in a group article."--
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Alternative Names

controlled identityInternational Geographical Union. Commission on the History of Geographical Thought (1998)

Commission on the History of Geography

Commission on the History of Geography of the International Geographical Union