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The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization's Rough Landscape

Harm De Blij


The world is not as mobile or as interconnected as we like to think. As Harm de Blij argues in The Power of Place, in crucial ways--from the uneven distribution of natural resources to the unequal availability of opportunity--geography continues to hold billions of people in its grip. We are all born into natural and cultural environments that shape what we become, individually and collectively. From our "mother tongue" to our father's faith, from medical risks to natural hazards, where we start our journey has much to do with our destiny. Hundreds of millions of farmers in the river basins of ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195367706
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195367706.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harm De Blij, author