An Inaugural Lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 25 October 1985. In his address, Professor Goudie shows that through an historical analysis of desert research some major unifying themes in geography can be studied in the arid lands. These include: exploration and mapping, the study of changing environments, the roles of humans in creating change, and the impact of environment on mankind. Scholars and students of geography.
Science-Math, Earth-Sciences, Geography,