Berry, B.

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Abstract

An innovative and highly influential scholar who inaugurated the systematic analysis of urban spatial structures in Anglo-American human geography in the middle of the twentieth century, Berry repudiated established method and ushered in a quantitative revolution that fundamentally redirected the purpose, method, and outcomes of human geography. His effect on the field was foundational, far-reaching, and fundamental: Berry was the world's most frequently cited geographer every year during the 20-year period from 1966 through 1987. Enduring values of individualism and universalism informed both his personal trajectory as a dominant figure in twentieth-century human geography and the spatial analytic style of human geography that is his enduring legacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geography
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages305-307
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780080449104
ISBN (Print)9780080449111
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)

Keywords

  • Central place theory
  • Quantitative methods
  • Quantitative revolution
  • Spatial analysis
  • Urban structure
  • Urban system

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