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Major James Rennell and the Rise of Modern English Geography Clements Robert Markham

Major James Rennell and the Rise of Modern English Geography

Clements Robert Markham

Published April 24th 2014
ISBN : 9781108071833
Paperback
240 pages
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In this 1895 survey of the life and works of James Rennell (1742 1830), the geographer and historian Clements R. Markham (1830 1916) describes him as the greatest geographer that Great Britain has yet produced. The book was published in theMoreIn this 1895 survey of the life and works of James Rennell (1742 1830), the geographer and historian Clements R. Markham (1830 1916) describes him as the greatest geographer that Great Britain has yet produced. The book was published in the Century Science Series, which narrated the lives and works of exemplars in each area of science, and Markham goes on to explain why Rennell should be the chosen representative of geography. He was an explorer both by sea and land, a map compiler, a physical geographer, a critical and comparative geographer, and a hydrographer. Rennell is probably best remembered for the surveys of western Asia (also reissued in this series) in which he attempted to match modern to classical sites, but his professional career was spent as an army surveyor in India and Africa. Markhams account of Rennells life concludes with an examination of his geographical legacy.