GEOGRAPHY AND SCIENCE IN BRITAIN, 1831-1939
A Study of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

CHARLES W J WITHERS
272pp 34 ILLUS 2010 LIST PRICE: £60.00 N107

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This book examines the history and geography of science and the science of geography in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Britain and the British Empire. In considering the history and geography of the Association and of geography in local, national and imperial contexts, the book makes an important inter-disciplinary contribution to the history and geography of science and to the civic history of geography. Attention is paid to the Association’s workings, to geography as a civic science in Britain and overseas, and to the connections between education and citizenship in a period of interwar ‘crisis’ for geography and for science. The volume will greatly extend knowledge of the British Association for the Advancement of Science as a leading body for the promotion of science as a public good.

An extremely important contribution to the history of geography that challenges a good many existing assumptions. JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY