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By Martin S. Kenzer (auth.), Martin S. Kenzer (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9401066973

ISBN-13: 9789401066976

The of completion of this assortment took many months, and, for various cause, required the help and/or indulgence of a few members. firstly, i need to thank Tim Hudson for his worthwhile enter and aid on the outset of the venture Likewise, i want to thank Jesse O. McKee for delivering a hospitable setting in the course of my association with the collage of Southern Mississippi. At Louisiana country collage i'm thankful to Sam Hilliard and Carville Earle for his or her useful figuring out. The publication grew to become a part of the GeoJoumal Library because of Wolf Tietze's self belief within the subject, and due to Henri G. van Dorssen's (and Kluwer educational Publishers') solid nab.lre - regardless of various 'problems'. Curtis C. Roseman, and the rest of the Geography division on the collage of Southern California (where I accomplished many final­ minute information for the volume), are to be thanked for the cordial and hot environ­ ment I bought whereas a customer in l. a.. eventually, no multi-authored assortment reaches final touch with no assistance from many sufferer participants. this actual publication suffered many set-backs alongside the way in which, so i'm relatively thankful to the authors herein. They tested their compassion and unprecedented professionalism all through, by means of by no means second-guessing my judgements, and through permitting me to treatment the set-backs in my very own approach. They have been a excitement to paintings with, and so they may still show pride of their achievements.

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Talk of exploitation of resources to the best long-term interests of humanity, for instance, is altogether too abstract and grand; it adumbrates a homogeneous conception of human interests that is inappropriate to the facts of the actual world in which we live (see below). The entire earth and its inhabitants are conceived as some ideal community (though one, perversely, evidently not recognizing itself as such). 'Sensible human action' and 'solution' are similarly misleading. What is sensible for some is folly for others; what is a solution for some is a problem for others.

More than half of these students have been successful at getting jobs within their concentration area. In 1981, assurances that the department was enjoying success and prosperity came in the form of a 'Number One' ranking. According to a survey carried out at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, SWT ranked as the top undergraduate geography department in the United States (DeSouza et al. 1981). Explaining such a ranking and the department's continuing success is often difficult because of intangible factors.

Monsebroten. Yols. 22-39 (1971-1987). Richmond, Kentucky: Eastern Kentucky University. Although there was (and is) much talk about what should be done within the profession, the response to this situation was largely de facto by individual geographers. The most common early defense was to argue for geography's relatively strong position within the rapidly expanding profession of city planning. APPLIED GEOGRAPHY: AN ACADEMIC RESPONSE 41 In a survey of four-year, college-level geography departments, it was found that nearly 50 percent reported offering some form of planning-oriented coursework (Harrison, 1977b).

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