Daniel Faucher, 1882-1970

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Daniel Faucher was trained in the Institut de Géographie Alpine in Grenoble, and worked in a provincial teacher-training college for over a decade. His doctoral thesis, written withencouragement from Raoul Blanchard, was a comprehensive regional monograph on the lower Rhône valley. He was an all-rounder in both teaching and research, but his preference was for rural geography. Teaching at the University of Toulouse for a quarter of a century, he pioneered the promotion of geographical research in south-western France. His holistic vision of geography and his belief that knowledge of the past helped understand the present and might be of value in shaping the future were inseparable from his commitment to the cause of regional development and agricultural modernization. Two books on theRhône valleywere complemented by important texts on rural geography and by articles on the geography of southwestern France. – (HC)

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Article de périodique

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Geographers. Biobibliographical studies, issn : 0308-6992, 2012, vol. 31, p. 119-136, nombre de pages : 18

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Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Mansell

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