What comes to your mind when you think of a geographer? A map-maker, isn’t it? Well, traditionally, people conceived them as that but today given the kind of exposure that geography as the subject of study has gone through, work of the geographers involve an extensive and expansive study. They are basically scholars who are involved with the study of the Earth’s natural environment and human society and the relationship between the two. The study of geography is subdivided into three fields including physical geography, human geography and regional geography. While a physical geographer is more involved with the study of topography, climate, soil, vegetation and earth surface structure, human geographer studies about the various aspects of geography that affect and have a significant impact on the lives of human beings and animals. Regional geographers are more concerned with the study of atmosphere, biosphere and lithosphere. Britain has been home of several renowned geographers. Their explorations have discovered unknown lands and their studies have helped guide generations of explorers and travellers. And while talking about British geographers the first name that strikes the mind is that of James Cook, a navigator who discovered and charted New Zealand and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Others include David Harvey, Nicholas Crane, Ron Johnston, Peter Dicken and so on. Explore this section to find out more about famous British geographers and their life.
Alfred Russel WallaceAlfred Russel Wallace

08 January 1823

David HarveyDavid Harvey

31 October 1935

Charles LyellCharles Lyell

14 November 1797

William HopkinsWilliam Hopkins

02 February 1793

Roger TomlinsonRoger Tomlinson

17 November 1933

James LovelockJames Lovelock

26 July 1919

George EverestGeorge Everest

04 July 1790

Adam SedgwickAdam Sedgwick

22 March 1785

William RoyWilliam Roy

04 May 1726

Halford John MackinderHalford John Mackinder

15 February 1861