George Chisholm (geographer)
Dr George Goudie Chisholm FRSE FRSGS LLD (1850–1930) was a British geographer. He authored the first English-language textbook on economic geography: Handbook on Commercial Geography (1889). It was later revised by Kenneth Stamp. (ISBN 0-582-30015-0). He authored a review of Friedrich Naumann's Pan-German work on Central Europe which appeared in The Scottish Geographical Magazine issue 33, which condemned the aggressively militaristic overtones of Naumann's nationalistic work. His World Gazetteer of 1895, a huge project, later became commonly known as The Times Gazetteer.
He lectured on Geography in London from 1883 to 1908 and then returned to Edinburgh University where he lectured until 1923.
He served as Secretary to the Scottish Geographical Society for 15 years.
He was awarded an honorary doctorate (LLD) by the university in 1923 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1924.
- The Two Hemispheres: A Popular Account of Peoples and Countries of the World (1882)
- A Pronouncing Vocabulary of Modern Geographical Names (1885)
- Handbook of Commercial Geography (1889)+ (1908)
- Longman's School Geography for South Africa (1891)
- Gazetteer of the World (1895) published by Longman
- Europe (2 vols) (1899)
- Junior School Geography
- Longman's School Geography for India and Ceylon
- The World As It Is: A Popular Account of Peoples and Countries of the Earth
- A Smaller Commercial Geography
- Longman's School Geography for Australasia
He married Florence Jones in 1884.
- Works written by or about George Chisholm at Wikisource
- "Overview of George Goudie Chisholm". scottish-places.info.
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