Harm de Blij



Who is Harm de Blij?

Harm J. de Blij was a geographer. He was a geography editor on ABC's Good Morning America and an editor of National Geographic magazine and the author of several books, including Why Geography Matters.

de Blij received his early schooling in Europe, his college education in Africa, and his higher degrees in the United States. He published more than 30 books and over 100 articles and has received five honorary degrees. Several of his books have been translated into foreign languages. He was the editor of Oxford's Atlas of North America. A native of Holland, he was a professor of geography and viticulture at Michigan State University and the University of Miami and a visiting professor at the Colorado School of Mines.

Dr. de Blij was a Distinguished Professor of Geography at Michigan State University. He held the George Landegger Chair in Georgetown University's school of Foreign Service and the John Deaver Drinko chair of geography at Marshall University and also taught at the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Miami.

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Also known as
  • Harm J.De Blij
  • H. J. de Blij
  • St. Peterburg de Blij H. J.WaUniv. of South Florida
  • H. Deblij
  • Northwestern University
  • Michigan State University
Lived in
  • Rotterdam

on July 23, 2013


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