download process

Romantic Geography: In Search of the Sublime Landscape - Yi-Fu Tuan

Not Available

This file is no longer available on Tradebit.

Pay for Romantic Geography: In Search of the Sublime Landscape - Yi-Fu Tuan
1.312 MB File

Geography is useful, indeed necessary, to survival. Everyone must know where to find food, water, and a place of rest, and, in the modern world, all must make an effort to make the Earth-our home-habitable. But much present-day geography lacks drama, with its maps and statistics, descriptions and analysis, but no acts of chivalry, no sense of quest. Not long ago, however, geography was romantic. Heroic explorers ventured to forbidding environments-oceans, mountains, forests, caves, deserts, polar ice caps-to test their power of endurance for reasons they couldn't fully articulate. Why climb Everest? "Because it is there."             Yi-Fu Tuan has established a global reputation for deepening the field of geography by examining its moral, universal, philosophical, and poetic potentials and implications. In his twenty-second book, Romantic Geography, he continues to engage the wide-ranging ideas that have made him one of the most influential geographers of our time. In this elegant meditation, he considers the human tendency-stronger in some cultures than in others-to veer away from the middle ground of common sense to embrace the polarized values of light and darkness, high and low, chaos and form, mind and body. In so doing, venturesome humans can find salvation in geographies that cater not so much to survival needs (or even to good, comfortable living) as to the passionate and romantic aspirations of their nature. Romantic Geography is thus a paean to the human spirit, which can lift us to the heights but also plunge us into the abyss.

Author: Tuan, Yi-Fu
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Illustration: n
Language: ENG
Title: Romantic Geography: In Search of the Sublime Landscape
Pages: 00184 (Encrypted PDF)
On Sale: 2014-01-17
SKU-13/ISBN: 9780299296803
Lib Category: Discoveries in geography
Lib Category: Romanticism
Category: Social Science : General
Category: Social Science : Human Geography


(ID 274802365)

File Data:

Contact Seller:
ebook-reader, US, Member since 09/08/2010

URL:

Embed:
Create JavaScript Mobile Tag Widgets for your homepage

More Files From This User

Related Files


Tradebit Reviews

Tradebit is the worlds largest marketplace for digital files, with over 2.5 million satisfied customers and millions of digital products. Online for over 12 years, Tradebit is the best place to find files like music, video tutorials, repair manuals, and more. If you're curious about how much our users love Tradebit, read reviews from real buyers!