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Introduction

  • William B. Meyer
  • Dylan M.T. Guss
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Abstract

Outsiders to the field have often supposed that geography, as a discipline uniting social and earth-science components, would be particularly inclined toward theories of environmental or geographical determinism that use the environmental setting to explain characteristics of people and societies. At one time, geographers did indeed espouse that approach, but they are much likelier now to be its critics than its advocates, and the insights into its pitfalls that they have developed may be useful to others.

Keywords

Environmental determinism Geography 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • William B. Meyer
    • 1
  • Dylan M.T. Guss
    • 2
  1. 1.Colgate UniversityHamiltonUSA
  2. 2.New YorkUSA

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