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Carl Ortwin Sauer
Transcript of Carl Ortwin Sauer
Born December 24, 1889 in Warrenton, Missouri
Studied Geology but shifted to Geography
Graduated in 1915 with a PhD in Geography
Dissertation focused on the Ozark Highlands in Missouri
Died on July 18, 1975 in Berkeley, California
About.com (2014) Carl O. Sauer. Retrieved http://geography.about.com/od/historyofgeography/a/carlsauer.htm
Encyclopædia Britannica (2014) Carl O. Sauer. Retrieved March 4, 2014 from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/525407/Carl-O-Sauer
Kent Mathewson (2009) Carl Sauer and His Critics, pp 9-28. Retreived March 4, 2014 from http://www.academia.edu/231854/Carl_Sauer_and_His_Critics.pdf
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Had many critics of his work, for example his ‘The Morphology of Landscape’
Richard Hartshorne found much of Sauer’s concept of landscape objectionable
Hartshorne saw little value in culture historical themes
The ‘New Cultural Geography' on elite culture and past landscapes
Radical environmentalist stance deemed irrelevant and reactionary
the National Land
Soil Erosion Service
Organized "Man's Role
in Changing the Face
of the Earth"
Retired in 1957
University of Michigan
Accepted a position
at the University
of California, Berkeley
prominent on the
West Coast and
initiated new ways
of studying it
importance of fieldwork
Interested in many
aspects of geography
Use of resources will
influence the lives of
future generations for
good or evil
landscapes were shaped
over time by people
and natural processes
as much as
Articles focusing on
plant and animal
Series of essays
focused on environmental and economic issues
"Man's Role in
Face of the Earth,"
Four novels focusing
on early European
First paper was an
"outline for fieldwork"
Most famous work