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By John A. Agnew, Katharyne Mitchell, Gerard Toal

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A better half to Political Geography offers scholars and researchers with a considerable survey of this lively and colourful field.Introduces the easiest considering in modern political geography. Contributions written through students whose paintings has helped to form the self-discipline. contains paintings on the innovative of the sphere. Covers the most recent theoretical advancements.

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1 8 9 - 9 0 ; Opler, 1962, p. 533; Vucinich, 1976, pp. 1 8 6 - 8 ) . The external natural environment, the geographical environment, its paucity or its wealth, has exerted an unquestionable influence on the development of [human] industry.... [M]an 24 MARK BASSIN receives from the surrounding natural environment the material for the creation of artificial implements, which he uses to conduct his struggle with nature. The character of the external natural environment determines (opredeliat') the character of man's productive activity, the character of his means of production.

36; Lichtheim, 1961, pp. 235, 2 3 7 - 8 , 245, 2 9 5 - 6 ) . This pronounced naturalism had the general effect of encouraging a greater emphasis in Marxist theory on the significance of human individuals and societies as biological entities. The specific implications could be developed in very different ways, but one powerfully appealing option was precisely the environmental-determinist perspective that we have been tracing in this essay. Re-baptized by the Marxists as "geographical materialism," the theory of environmental influences proved to be extremely appealing, for it represented a materialist, causal, and suitably "scientific" explanation, the veracity of which had appeared to be demonstrated in the naturalorganic realm and which was eminently useful for anthropological purposes.

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