Geography of Price


Annual ice cream supply space potential 1944-1948 average.

(Warntz, 1956)

Predictably Warntz’s conception of macrogeography was uncompromisingly monistic. Warntz was fond of repeating his own choice phrases, and there was no phrase he repeated more often than ‘social sci- ence ... and physical science are but mutually related isomorphic examples of one generalized logic’. That was the strength of macrogeography; it embodied the ‘one generalized logic.’ That logic was of a single discipline: physics.

(Barnes & Wilson, 2014)

Barnes, T. J. and Wilson, M. W. (2014) ‘Big Data, social physics, and spatial analysis: The early years’, Big Data & Society, 1(1), pp. 1–14. [link]

Warntz, W. (1956) ‘Measuring Spatial Association with Special Consideration of the Case of Market Orientation of Production’, Journal of the American Statistical Association. American Statistical Association, 51(276), pp. 597–604. [link]