By John A. Agnew, Katharyne Mitchell, Gerard Toal
A significant other to Political Geography offers scholars and researchers with a considerable survey of this lively and colourful box.
- Introduces the easiest considering in modern political geography.
- Contributions written by means of students whose paintings has helped to form the self-discipline.
- Includes paintings on the leading edge of the sector.
- Covers the most recent theoretical developments.
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The external natural environment, the geographical environment, its paucity or its wealth, has exerted an unquestionable influence on the development of [human] industry. . [M]an 24 MARK BASSIN receives from the surrounding natural environment the material for the creation of artificial implements, which he uses to conduct his struggle with nature. The character of the external natural environment determines (opredeliat') the character of man's productive activity, the character of his means of production.
Such a perspective was immediately relevant for the historical development of human civilization, which could be understood and explained in terms of influences exerted by its external natural milieu. A principal task of Marxist historical materialism, accordingly, was to study ``the dependence of the history of human culture on the physical characteristics of the earth's surface and on society's physical environment'' (Woltmann, 1900, p. 6). A revealing example of how this task was engaged can be followed in the work of G.