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Malcolm Gladwell and Ellsworth Huntington

By Martin W. Lewis | February 11, 2011 | 2 Comments
Malcolm Gladwell and Ellsworth Huntington

In this week’s New Yorker magazine, Malcolm Gladwell explains how Ellsworth Huntington created his maps showing “level of civilization,” discussed in the previous post. He simply queried 213 scholars in twenty-seven countries. Twenty-five of his respondents were from the United States. None was from west of the Minnesota or south of the Ohio River

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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