Preston James

James, Preston

 

Born Feb. 14, 1899, in Brookline, Mass. American geographer. Professor at the University of Michigan (from 1934), Syracuse University (from 1945), and other universities.

James was a consultant to and director of various organizations concerned with Latin American geography and social development. From 1948 to 1953 he was a member of the National Research Council of the American Geophysical Union. In 1951, James became the president of the Association of American Geographers and in 1957 the president of the Council on Latin American Affairs. He wrote a monograph on Latin American geography and a series of text-books on geography for high school and college students.

WORKS

An Outline of Geography. New York, 1935.
Geography of Man, 2nd ed. Boston, 1959. (In collaboration with H. G. Kline.)
One World Divided: A Geographical Look at the Modern World. New York, 1964.
In Russian translation:
Latinskaia Amerika. Moscow, 1949.
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