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The final touch of this assortment took many months, and, for a number of cause, required the help and/or indulgence of a couple of participants. initially, i need to thank Tim Hudson for his valuable enter and help on the outset of the venture Likewise, i need to thank Jesse O. McKee for supplying a hospitable atmosphere in the course of my association with the college of Southern Mississippi. At Louisiana country college i'm thankful to Sam Hilliard and Carville Earle for his or her necessary realizing. The booklet grew to become a part of the GeoJoumal Library due to Wolf Tietze's self assurance within the subject, and due to Henri G. van Dorssen's (and Kluwer educational Publishers') stable nab.lre - regardless of a number of 'problems'. Curtis C. Roseman, and the rest of the Geography division on the collage of Southern California (where I accomplished many final­ minute info for the volume), are to be thanked for the cordial and hot environ­ ment I obtained whereas a customer in la. ultimately, no multi-authored assortment reaches of completion with out assistance from many sufferer members. this actual ebook suffered many set-backs alongside the best way, so i'm quite thankful to the authors herein. They established their compassion and remarkable professionalism all through, via by no means second-guessing my judgements, and via permitting me to treatment the set-backs in my very own approach. They have been a excitement to paintings with, and so they may still show pride of their achievements.

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165). Concluding Remarks To reprise these homilies: Homily 1. Thin conceptualizations of the nature of applied geography mask out its actual political nature and encourage belief that applied geographers are detached, neutral observers, mere advisors to political decision makers and not actual participants in the politics of a larger society. This not only fosters selfdeception but also, because of the ideological power of science, it can distort communication of scientific results with others, politicians and citizens alike (see Feyerabend 1978; Heilbroner 1985).

A band of twenty hungry urban guerillas happen by and, at knifepoint, each guerilla takes one worker's box and eats all the nuggets. Each worker is left with an empty box and no lunch. Each has been perceptibly harmed. Weeks later, the guerillas, again hungry, notice the same workers having another chicken-nugget lunch. After the first incident, one guerilla, having read a book on ethics, complained of the great harm each had done and proposed that, since eating a single nugget would do no perceptible harm to any worker, this time each guerilla takes only one nugget from each worker's box.

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