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The Hazards of Formal Geographical Modeling in Bouckaert et al.—and Elsewhere

By Martin W. Lewis | September 19, 2012 | 11 Comments

The linguistic and historical failings of the Bouckaert et al. Science article have been examined in previous posts and will be revisited in subsequent ones. The model’s cartographic miscues have also been dissected. The present post takes on the more abstract geographical issues associated with the authors’ approach.
The Bouckaert et al. article is overtly geographical. “Mapping” is the first word …

Environmental Determinism, Ellsworth Huntington, and the Decline of Geography

By Martin W. Lewis | February 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

Geography is defined as “the study of the earth and its features.” Derived from the Greek for “earth writings,” geography traditionally focused on the world as a whole; investigations of smaller regions were a distinct if related branch of learning. For centuries, the main focus of geographical research was filling in the unknown portions of

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