|Home | Site Index | Organization | Programs | Archives | Publications | Global Connections | Membership|
July 1996 Issue
The Geographical Review
July 1996, 86(3), pp. 370-376.
Recollections of Carl Sauer and Research in Latin America
Henry J. Bruman
The identification of difficult hurdles in research, the need to define knotty problems early, and, by solving or attempting to solve problems, the advancement of the frontiers of knowledge should be a major part of the intellectual process at the doctoral and predoctoral levels. Independent research requires independent thought and action and can be hazardous to one's relationship with one's mentors. Examples are drawn from my relationships with professors Carl Sauer and Joseph Needham.
Keywords: distillation, Joseph Needham, problem, Occam's Razor, Carl Sauer, tuba.
Dr. Bruman is a professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024.