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The Myth of Continents : A Critique of Metageography
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ISBN: 1280080256 9786613520241 0520918592 Year: 1997 Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press,

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In this thoughtful and engaging critique, geographer Martin W. Lewis and historian Kären Wigen reexamine the basic geographical divisions we take for granted, and challenge the unconscious spatial frameworks that govern the way we perceive the world. Arguing that notions of East vs. West, First World vs. Third World, and even the sevenfold continental system are simplistic and misconceived, the authors trace the history of such misconceptions. Their up-to-the-minute study reflects both on the global scale and its relation to the specific continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa-actually part of one contiguous landmass.The Myth of Continents sheds new light on how our metageographical assumptions grew out of cultural concepts: how the first continental divisions developed from classical times; how the Urals became the division between the so-called continents of Europe and Asia; how countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan recently shifted macroregions in the general consciousness.This extremely readable and thought-provoking analysis also explores the ways that new economic regions, the end of the cold war, and the proliferation of communication technologies change our understanding of the world. It stimulates thinking about the role of large-scale spatial constructs as driving forces behind particular worldviews and encourages everyone to take a more thoughtful, geographically informed approach to the task of describing and interpreting the human diversity of the planet.


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Unifying geography : common heritage, shared future?
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ISBN: 1280048077 0203352572 020361139X 1134405138 Year: 2004 Publisher: London : Routledge,

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Through its identification of unifying themes, this book will provide students with a meaningful framework through which to understand the nature of the geographical discipline.


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Images of place : essays on environmental perception, communications and education
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ISBN: 070440088X Year: 1974 Publisher: Birmingham University of Birmingham. Centre for urban and regional studies,

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Geographische Forschung auf der Individualebene : Darstellung und Kritik der Mikrogeographie
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ISBN: 3784760538 Year: 1986 Publisher: Kallmunz Lassleben,

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Mental maps
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ISBN: 0045260028 004526001X Year: 1986 Publisher: London


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Kijk op kaarten: een empirisch onderzoek naar het gebruik van geografische denkvaardigheden bij het analyseren van kaarten door leerlingen uit het vierde leerjaar van het VWO
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ISBN: 9068090453 Year: 1987 Publisher: Amsterdam

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Maps in minds : reflections on cognitive mapping
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ISBN: 0060417331 9780060417338 Year: 1977 Publisher: New York (N.Y.): Harper and Row,

Space and place : the perspective of experience
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ISBN: 0816608849 Year: 1989 Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press,

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Apollo's eye : a cartographic genealogy of the earth in the western imagination
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ISBN: 0801875080 Year: 2001 Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press,

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A geographical guide to the real and the good
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ISBN: 1315538776 1134955596 1134955529 Year: 2016 Publisher: London, [England] ; New York, New York : Routledge,

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