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commercial geography

  A predecessor of economic geography, mainly concerned with presenting factual material about economic activity in various parts of the world. Such compilations — of which the many editions of G.G. Chisholm\'s Handbook of commercial geography (1889) was the most famous — characterized an era in which geography was promoted as a major vehicle for informing colonial policies. Chisholm\'s book had two main parts, the first detailing the geography of production of various commodities and the second providing a world regional catalogue of what was produced where. (RJJ)

References and Suggested Reading Chisholm, G.G. 1889: Handbook of commercial geography. London: Longman. Wise, M.J. 1975: A university teacher of geography. Transactions, Institute of British Geographers 66: 1-16.



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