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Special Sessions
Sponsored by the Geomorphology Specialty Group
Association of American Geographers 103rd Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California, April 17-21.

Home Ground: Language and the American Landscape

Panel Session 4214
Saturday, 4/21/07, from 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM


Cultural Geography Specialty Group
Biogeography Specialty Group
Geomorphology Specialty Group


William L. Graf - University of South Carolina


Mike J. Pasqualetti - Arizona State University


Barry Lopez
Debora Gwartney - Oregon State University
William L. Graf - University of South Carolina
Kathy C. Parker - University of Georgia
Mike J. Pasqualetti - Arizona State University
Kevin Blake - Kansas State University

Session Description: A discussion with Barry Lopez about his newest book, Home Ground, that explores the language Americans use to describe their physical landscape. The session includes analysis of the humanist and scientific approaches to language for landscapes, and an exploration of the intersection of rational and mystical perspectives that combine to generate a unique perspective on American landscape.

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