- Title Pages
- List of <i>Plates</i>
- Notes on Contributors
- 1 British geography 1500–1900
- 2 The institutionalisation of geography as an academic discipline
- 3 Physical geography and geography as an environmental science
- 4 The domestication of the earth
- 5 The creation of humanised landscapes
- 6 People and the contemporary environment
- 7 Place description, regional geography and area studies: the chorographic inheritance
- 8 The passion of place
- 9 Order in space
- 10 Global, national and local
- 11 Geography displayed
- 12 The geographical underpinning of society and its radical transition <sup>*</sup>
- 13 Geography applied
- 14 Geographers and environmental change
- 15 The geography of disease distributions
- 16 Geographers and the urban century
- 17 Geographers <i>and</i> the fragmented city
- 18 Geographers and the regional problem
- 19 Geographers and sexual difference: feminist contributions
- 20 Geographers, ethics and social concern
- (p.462) (p.463) 13 Geography applied
- A Century of British Geography
Robert J. Bennett
Alan G. Wilson
- British Academy
This chapter discusses the main trends and the most prominent focuses of research regarding geography as an applied discipline. It concentrates on the contributions of geographers in Britain and the applied developments in human geography. The development of physical geography and earth sciences has been particularly influential on the development of applied geography at various stages. The chapter also examines regional planning and policy, town and country planning, land use planning and other specific fields.
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