2017, Publikationen

Johanna Skurnik (2017): Making geographies: the circulation of British geographical knowledge of Australia: 1829-1863. University of Turku: Turku.

This study is concerned with the challenging question of how British geographies of Australia were made in the mid-nineteenth century. It examines the processes and practices that constituted the analysis, movement and use of the enormous amount of information produced by British explorations and surveys of the Australian continent. The study focuses on the period… Read More Johanna Skurnik (2017): Making geographies: the circulation of British geographical knowledge of Australia: 1829-1863. University of Turku: Turku.

2017, Publikationen

Matthew D. Mingus (2017): Remapping modern Germany after National Socialism, 1945-1961. Syracuse University Press: Syracuse/New York.

Located in the often-contentious center of the European continent, German territory has regularly served as a primary tool through which to understand and study Germany’s economic, cultural, and political development. Many German geographers throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries became deeply invested in geopolitical determinism―the idea that a nation’s territorial holdings (or losses) dictate… Read More Matthew D. Mingus (2017): Remapping modern Germany after National Socialism, 1945-1961. Syracuse University Press: Syracuse/New York.

2017, Publikationen

Norman Henniges (2017): Die Spur des Eises ─ eine praxeologische Studie über die wissenschaftlichen Anfänge des Geologen und Geographen Albrecht Penck (1858-1945). (= Beiträge zur Regionalen Geographie; 69) Leibniz-Inst. für Länderkunde: Leipzig.

Am 3. November 1875 löste der schwedische Geologe Otto Torell auf einem Vortrag in Berlin eine weitreichende Debatte aus, als er Schrammen auf den Muschelkalkfelsen in Rüdersdorf als Gletscherschliffe identifizierte und dabei das Szenario einer ausgedehnten Inlandeisvergletscherung für Norddeutschland während der Eiszeit entwarf. Durch den Nachweis der Gletscherschliffe setzte in der deutschen Geologie eine große… Read More Norman Henniges (2017): Die Spur des Eises ─ eine praxeologische Studie über die wissenschaftlichen Anfänge des Geologen und Geographen Albrecht Penck (1858-1945). (= Beiträge zur Regionalen Geographie; 69) Leibniz-Inst. für Länderkunde: Leipzig.

2017, Publikationen

Hayim Goren, Jutta Faehndrich, Bruno Schelhaas, Petra Weigel (2017): Mapping the holy land : the foundation of a scientific cartography of Palestine. (= Tauris Historical Geography Series; 11)I.B. Tauris: London und New York.

Mapping the Holy Land provides a unique study of the cartography of the Holy Land during the formative period of its development. Through a detailed study of the work of three of the leading figures of the era – Augustus Petermann, Physical Geographer Royal to Queen Victoria; cartographer Charles Meredith van de Velde, who produced… Read More Hayim Goren, Jutta Faehndrich, Bruno Schelhaas, Petra Weigel (2017): Mapping the holy land : the foundation of a scientific cartography of Palestine. (= Tauris Historical Geography Series; 11)I.B. Tauris: London und New York.

2017, Publikationen

Charles W. J. Withers (2017): Zero Degrees. Geographies of the Prime Meridian. Harvard University Press: Cambridge MA.

Space and time on earth are regulated by the prime meridian, 0°, which is, by convention, based at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. But the meridian’s location in southeast London is not a simple legacy of Britain’s imperial past. Before the nineteenth century, more than twenty-five different prime meridians were in use around the world, including… Read More Charles W. J. Withers (2017): Zero Degrees. Geographies of the Prime Meridian. Harvard University Press: Cambridge MA.