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Griffith Taylor: Visionary, Environmentalist, Explorer

Author:   Strange, Carolyn; Bashford, Alison
ISBN:  

9780642276681


Pages:   360
Publication Date:   01 August 2008
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Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880–1963) was a geographer, anthropologist and world explorer. His travels took him from Captain Scott’s final expedition in Antarctica to every continent on earth, in a life that stretched from the Boer War to the Cold War. An Englishman by birth, Taylor spent much of his life in Australia, Canada and the United States where he established geography departments at the University of Sydney and the University of Toronto and also taught at the University of Chicago.

As a scientific secularist, he made it his life-long mission to enlighten the public on humankind’s relation to the environment. Today’s preoccupations with climate change, the ascendancy of Asian nations, and the renewed threat of nuclear war, were all addressed by ‘Grif’ Taylor. Often dismissed by his contemporary political and intellectual opponents as a pariah, many subsequent scientists and environmental advocates have come to regard him as something of a prophet. This timely biography by authors Carolyn Strange and Alison Bashford is a highly illustrated account and analysis of Griffith Taylor’s remarkable life. It explores what drove this ‘long, lean, lanky’ man to such extremes: geographically, intellectually and politically.

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Author:   Strange, Carolyn; Bashford, Alison
ISBN:  

9780642276681


Pages:   360
Publication Date:   01 August 2008
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