Why geography matters

February 5, 2013

Dutch-born, US-based geographer Harm de Blij released the book Why Geography Matters:  Three Challenges Facing America in 2005.    I devoured the book on its first release and it re-energized my love for geography and my belief that the discipline had much to offer to local, national and global policy makers.

Seven years later, de Blij is back with a sequel, Why Geography Matters:  More Than Ever, which builds on the original three challenges and adds more.  I have not read the new book yet and cannot vouch for it, but I loved the first and look forward to reading the new work.  De Blij recently gave an interview to Exploring Geopolitics in which he summarizes the new work and makes the case for a forceful return of geographic education in American schools.

Harm de Blij's Functional Core of Europe from WGM I

Harm de Blij’s Functional Core of Europe from WGM I


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