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Haggett, Peter (1933-)

  • By: Richard Morrill
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

Peter Haggett is one of the world's preeminent geographers and professor (now emeritus) of urban and regional geography in the School of Geographic Sciences at the University of Bristol. His fame rests on major contributions in three scientific areas: (1) the nature of geography as a discipline, (2) quantitative methods and location analysis in geography, and (3) the geography of infectious diseases, in particular the analysis of epidemics.

He was born in rural Somerset and took his undergraduate studies at St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, graduating “double first” in 1954. He first taught at University College, London, in 1957, returned to Cambridge from 1957 to 1966, and then went to the University of Bristol, where he taught until his retirement in 1995. He was a visiting professor ...

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