The Human Use of the Earth
By: Philip L. Wagner
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The Human Use of the Earth. Glencoe, IL: The Free Press, 1960. 270 pp
Comments by the Author:
The focus of this work reflects a course I taught at the University of Chicago in the 1950s on "economic geography," in which I broke the usual rules by emphasizing ecological and technological and even sociological factors rather than the economic order as such.
I must have left the students very confused!
The closing paragraph stated the key notion: human work transforming "nature".
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