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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Our geographical nature shapes our world and our selves. Being geographical is inescapable - we do not have to be conscious of it. Yet, realizing that we are geographical increases the effectiveness of our actions, the clarity of our awareness, and the inclusiveness and generosity of our moral concerns.
It helps us see more clearly our world and our place in it". In "Homo Geographicus" Sack offers nothing less than a philosophy and theory of geography, exploring the empirical and moral implications of our geographical nature.
He does so by developing a "relational framework" that maps out how nature, culture, self and such geographical factors as space, place, home and world fit together. This framework enables us to see more clearly how we transform the world and how we are affected by that transformation.
It also provides possible moral directions for us to pursue so that we can be more responsible for our actions and make better our places, our home, and the earth itself. Read more Read less. Review "This is a carefully crafted and thought-provoking work.
A tightly argued and coherent whole picture emerges of the earth as mosaic with attendant mechanisms: a well-rehearsed choreography with no detail left to chance It reveals the fruits of many years of study and reflection.
Robert David Sack is Clarence J. Glacken Professor of Geography and professor of integrated liberal studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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It is perhaps the most important theoretical work in human geography of the past thirty years. Homo Geographicus provides a powerful intellectual broadside on behalf of reason as a faculty of mind that all humans share. This will be a controversial book that will stimulate much-needed debate about geographical agency, spatiality, and postmodernist claims. An exemplary book.