Books: Geology to Ideology

GEOGRAPHY IN HUMAN DESTINY—Roderick Peattie—Stewarf ($3).

Geography usually means a big bookful of maps and statistics behind which crafty schoolboys munch apples. But last week Ohio State University's Geographer Roderick Peattie, elder brother of rhapsodic Botanist Donald Culross Peattie (A Prairie Grove, Audubon's America, etc.), explained geography to grownups. Geography in Human Destiny presents geography as the study of fact-relationships, not of facts. Says Author Peattie: "What it is, is a correlation between sciences. ... If one must classify it, call it a philosophy." Geography, Peattie thinks, nudged mankind into history....

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