Berry, B.

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An innovative and highly influential scholar who inaugurated the systematic analysis of urban spatial structures in Anglo-American human geography in the middle of the twentieth century, Berry repudiated established method and ushered in a quantitative revolution that fundamentally redirected the purpose, method, and outcomes of human geography. His effect on the field was foundational, far-reaching, and fundamental: Berry was the world's most frequently cited geographer every year during the 20-year period from 1966 through 1987. Enduring values of individualism and universalism informed both his personal trajectory as a dominant figure in twentieth-century human geography and the spatial analytic style of human geography that is his enduring legacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geography
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780080449104
ISBN (Print)9780080449111
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


  • Central place theory
  • Quantitative methods
  • Quantitative revolution
  • Spatial analysis
  • Urban structure
  • Urban system


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