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Science: Geography

# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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Alexander von Humboldt

1769-1859
Germany
Geography

Humboldtian science
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Carl Ritter

1779-1859
Germany
Geography

Founders of modern geography
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Ibn Battuta

1304-1369
Morocco
Geography

extensive traveler or explorer, whose account documents his travels and side-excursions over a period of almost thirty years
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Walter Christaller

1893-1969
Germany
Geography

formulated central-place theory as a series of models designed to explain the spatial distribution of urban centers
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William Morris Davis

1850-1934
USA
Geography

cycle of erosion
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Richard Hartshorne

1899-1992
USA
Geography

The Nature of Geography; Perspective on the Nature of Geography
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Ellsworth Huntington

1876-1947
USA
Geography

climatic determinism; economic growth; economic geography
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Carl O. Sauer

1889-1975
USA
Geography

conducted pioneering research on the origins and dispersal of plant and animal domestication
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Ellen Churchill Semple

1863-1932
USA
Geography

suggested in 1911 that such desert-dwelling peoples “receive from the immense monotony of their environment the impression of unity.”
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Strabo

-64-24
Greece
Geography

presented a descriptive history of people and places from different regions of the known world for his era

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