LECTURE 1 (SEPTEMBER 10): IS GEOGRAPHY (AND CLIMATE) DESTINY? PART I
- Environmental determinism, historically considered
Rodrigue, Christine M. 2002, "Four traditions of geography."
"Environmental Determinism," Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
Mises, Ludwig von. 1957. Theory and History, Chapter 15 ("Environmentalism"), pp. 324-326.
DeGregori, Thomas R. 1998. "An Updated Adam Smith / David S. Landes studies economic inequity
among nations (Review of The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So
Poor, by David S. Landes. Norton, 1998)," Houston Chronicle, June 21.
- Environmental determinism, recent debates and controversies
Hausmann, Ricardo. 2001, "Prisoners of Geography," Foreign Policy 122 (January): 45 - 53.
Pinkovskiy, Maxim, and Xavier Sala-i-Martin. 2010. "African Poverty is Falling... Much Faster than You
Think." Vox (December 6).
Plus detailed discussion of the syllabus and course requirements.
LECTURE 2 (SEPTEMBER 17): OUT OF AFRICA
Guest lecture by UTM Geography librarian Andrew Nicholson ([email protected]
905-828-3886 ) on finding book reviews.
Guns, Germs, and Steel
Diamond, Prologue - (to, including Ch. 1) Ch. 2
Kuhl, Jackson. 2005. "Megafauna Murder Mystery." Tech Central Station, August 3.
Amos Esty, 2005, "Investigating a Mega-Mystery." American Scientist Online, September-October.