Author Meets Critics: Geography: Why It Matters by Alec Murphy

Type: Panel
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Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Washington 3, Marriott, Exhibition Level
Organizers: Corey Johnson
Chairs: Corey Johnson


The publisher's blurb: "The physical and social composition of the world is changing at an unprecedented pace, as a result of rising sea levels, deforestation, species extinction, rapid urbanization and mass migration. Modern technologies have brought people from across the globe into contact with each other, with enormous political and cultural consequences. As a subject concerned with how people, environments, and places are organized and interconnected, geography provides a critical window into where things happen, why they happen where they do, and how geographic context influences environmental processes and human affairs. These perspectives make the study of geography more relevant than ever, yet it remains little understood. In this engrossing book, Alec Murphy explains why geography is so important to the current moment. He invites readers to ‘think geographically’, casting a new light on familiar problems."


Type Details Minutes
Introduction Corey Johnson University of North Carolina - Greensboro 10
Discussant William Moseley Macalester College 12
Discussant Marie Price George Washington University 12
Discussant Glen MacDonald University of California - Los Angeles 12
Discussant Dawn Wright Esri 12
Discussant Alexander Murphy University of Oregon 20

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