Walter Behrmann

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Walter Emmerich Behrmann (May 22, 1882, Oldenburg May 3, 1955, Berlin) was a German geographer. He is remembered for introducing a cylindrical map projection known as the "Behrmann projection". [1]

Oldenburg Place in Lower Saxony, Germany

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Map of the World in Behrmann projection

Biography

From 1901 to 1905, he studied geography, mathematics and physics at the University of Göttingen, where he was a student of Hermann Wagner. Later on, he worked as an assistant to geographer Joseph Partsch at the University of Leipzig (1908/09). [2] In 1912/13 he participated as a geographer in the Kaiserin-Augusta-Fluss Expedition to New Guinea [3] along with Richard Thurnwald. [4]

University of Göttingen university in the city of Göttingen, Germany

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Hermann Wagner (geographer) German geographer

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Joseph Partsch was a German geographer, born at Schreiberhau, Silesia.


In 1918 he was appointed director of the Landeskundliche Kommission in Romania. In 1922 he was named an associate professor of cartography at the University of Berlin, and afterwards was a professor of geography at Frankfurt University (from 1923) and at the Free University of Berlin (from 1948). In 1954 he attained "professor emeritus" status. [2]

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Selected works

Otto Maull was a German geographer and geopolitician. He taught human geography at University of Graz, in Austria, and was the author of several books, including ("Political geography" 1925, "Introduction in to geopolitics", 1928, etc.). He spent time in Latin America, about which he wrote extensively in a series of papers. He was a co-founder and co-editor of Zeitschrift, and subscribed to the theory of the organic state as a collection of spatial cells, each with a life of its own. Maull was at one time part of a team led by former military commander and political geographer Karl Haushofer. Haushofer was a close associate of Rudolf Hess and called for Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and Japan to form a Eurasian panregion.

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