Edmund William Gilbert (1900–1973) was a British social geographer. He was Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, from 1953 to 1967. and Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford. He defined geography in terms of the recognition of the characters of regions
In the 1920s, while at Reading University, he studied the American West. He was much influenced by Halford Mackinder, to the point of being thought an uncritical admirer.
During World War II he worked on the Naval Intelligence Handbooks, producing, with Robert Beckinsale and S. da Sá, the Spain and Portugal volumes.
- The Exploration of Western America, 1800-1850: An Historical Geography (1933)
- Brighton Old Ocean's Bauble (1953)
- The University Town in England and West Germany (1961)
- British Pioneers in Geography (1972)
- Obituary: Edmund William Gilbert, The Geographical Journal, Vol. 140, No. 1 (Feb., 1974), pp. 176–177
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- ^ Alan R. H. Baker, Geography and History: Bridging the Divide (2003), p. 164.
- ^ William Wyckoff, Understanding Western Places: The Historical Geographers's View, in Gary J. Hausladen (editor), Western Places, American Myths: How We Think about the West (2006), p. 22.
- ^ By Mark Polelle, Raising Cartographic Consciousness (1999), pp. 3-4.
- ^ Obituary: Robert Beckinsale | Independent, The (London) | Find Articles at BNET.com