Martin Lewis

Senior Lecturer, Stanford University

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Martin W. Lewis is a senior lecturer in the Department of History at Stanford University, where he teaches global historical and regional geography and world history. He received a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1979, and a PhD in geography from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987. His current research focuses on the history of geographical ideas, particularly those pertaining to language, politics, and the division of the world. He is the author of Wagering the Land: Ritual, Capital, and Environmental Degradation in the Cordillera of Northern Luzon, 1900-1986 (University of California Press) and of Green Delusions: An Environmentalist Critique of Radical Environmentalism (Duke University Press), the co-author of The Myth of Continents: A Critique of Metageography (University of California Press) and Diversity Amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment, Development (Prentice Hall), and the co-editor of The Flight From Science and Reason (New York Academy of Sciences and John Hopkins University Press). He also blogs about geographical and environmental topics at