THE VALLEY OF THE UPPER EUPHRATES RIVER AND ITS PEOPLE
Ellsworth Huntington (1876 –1947) was a professor of geography at Yale University during the early 20th century, known for his studies on environmental determinism/climatic determinism, economic growth and economic geography. He served as President of the Ecological Society of America in 1917, the Association of American Geographers in 1923 and President of the Board of Directors of the Society for Biodemography and Social Biology from 1934 to 1938. E.Huntington participated in several geographical expeditions to Central Asia, Palestine, travelled in different regions of Western Armenia and Asia Minor.
The article published in the «Bulletin of the American Geographical Society» is devoted to the physical-geographical and climatic characteristics of the vilayet of Harput (Armenian Kharberd), as well as discusses briefly the mode of life of its population.
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