Neo-Environmental Determinism

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


“Neo-environmental determinism” has appeared in a number of forms and areas: in the spatial regionalization of human life and activity, in the interpretation of prehistory, in the study of contemporary world patterns of human well-being and economic development, and in the projection of the future consequences of human-induced climate change. Most neo-determinism has developed outside of geography, and critiques of such reasoning by geographers offer valuable caveats and correctives to it.


Climate reductionism Development Geography Environmental determinism Neo-environmental determinism Prehistory 


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

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