Education is Key to Appreciating Geographic History

The meaning of geography is as much a sealed book to the person of ordinary intelligence and education as the meaning of a great cathedral would be to a backwoodsman, and yet no cathedral can be more suggestive of past history in its many architectural forms than is the land about us, with its innumerable and marvellously significant geographic forms. It makes one grieve to think of opportunity for mental enjoyment that is last because of the failure of education in this respect.


Looking at the natural world, there is much history to see, if people are educated enough to see it.

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 Geographic Methods in Geologic Investigation
Periodicals>Magazine Article:  Davis, William Morris (1889), Geographic Methods in Geologic Investigation, The National Geographic Magazine, 1889, 1, 23, Retrieved on 2012-04-23