Geography (or geographers) and earth system science

Ron Johnston*

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A response to Pitman's recent arguments regarding a perceived invasion of geographers' territory within the academic division of labour by earth system science. Geography is not the grand synthesiser, the only discipline which can explain the big picture, and arrogant claims that it is are counter-productive, both within and outwith the discipline. Geographers should just get on with what they are doing - well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006


  • Earth system science
  • Geography


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