Re-reading Terrae incognitae. The place of imagination in geography by J.K. Wright
AbstractIt may seem strange perhaps at a first glance, to see the famous pioneering essay by John Kirtland Wright, Terrae incognitae. The place of imagination in geography, re-presented in this section devoted to classic writings in the field of geographical teaching and education. I firmly believe, though, that the research perspectives indicated by the American geographer are not only still valid and challenging today, but that they also offer stimulating perspectives in a didactic perspe-ctive as well. In my brief introduction, after providing some information about the essay, I will try to explain why I think that geographical teaching can still profit from Wright’s words.
Whittlesey D., “The Horizon of Geography”, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 35, 1945, pp. 1-38.
Brown R.H., “Mirror for Americans: Likeness of the Eastern Seaboard, 1810”, American Geographical Society Special Publication, 27, 1943.
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