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Born Sept. 16, 1876, in Gales-burg, III.; died Oct. 17, 1947, in New Haven, Conn. American geographer.
Huntington was a professor at Yale University from 1917 to 1945. He was an adherent of geographic determinism and geopolitics. In his writings he attempted to show that differences in natural conditions, and climatic differences in particular, explain the ascendancy of the “white” population of the countries of the temperate zone over the “colored” peoples of the tropical countries.
WORKSThe Climatic Factor as Illustrated in Arid America. Washington, D.C., 1914.
Civilization and Climate, 3rd ed., New Haven, 1924.
Principles of Human Geography, 3rd ed. New York, 1924. (With S. W. Cushing.)
Mainsprings of Civilization. New York, 1945.