Their contribution to modern geography was vibrant. Other obvious differences include the following. The context of the chapter in the initial book contains geography that is fragmented and incoherent because some geomorphologists who participated in writing it had not trained, meaning that they strived to give a clear basis. Besides, most of its work was shallow because it was not well researched since the geographers focused on physical occurrences. The second edition, on the other hand, contain content that was deeply researched and proofed because it was done by professional geomorphologists who decided to incorporate things that were left out concerning the environment and land. The context is extremely concrete and extremely researched to come up with supporting evidence of every aspect of their writing especially on weathering and scale issues. Therefore, the geomorphology chapter of the second edition proves to be more detailed and well researched than the geomorphology chapter of the first edition of Geography in America. It is clear that research changed between the two editions because the studies were conducted in two different periods with different geomorphologists; unprofessional geomorphologists and well-trained professional geomorphologists respectively. Foundation of Modern Geography.
Gary L. Gaile and Cort J. Willmott, (2003). Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century. Oxford University Press. USA. pp 1-312, ISBN-13: 978-0198233923
Gary L. Gaile and Cort J. Willmott, (1989). "Foundations of Modern American Geography" Geography in America. Merrill Publishing Company. P1-324
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