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subject description and guidelines

  • The subject consists of materials pertaining to the Earth as humanity’s home from a physical, historical, social, and cultural perspective. Although geography as a discipline is not part of Cornell's academic program, the Library's collections support research in many areas. In addition to traditional works about the earth as man's home from a physical and historical aspect, the scope of geography now extends to topics such as: human organization of space; non-material aspects of space (language, literature, religion); and patterns of living, including uses and social values of the landscape. We are also guided by some new trends – the application of mathematics, simulation, and graphics to spatial data has spread from political geography to subjects such as architecture, ecology, and conservation.


  • Geography materials are acquired to serve the general requirements of the University community as well as the general public.