"In a period of intellectual flux, when geography seems tempted to follow nongeographical sirens of transient glamour, John Borchert always manages to anchor the discipline's sense of identity on the rock of cartographic information." Yi-Fu Tuan
Regents’ Professor John R. Borchert was a University of Minnesota geography faculty member from 1949 to 1989. He died March 30, 2001 after an extraordinary life of scientific study, teaching and travel dedicated to the understanding and advancement of our community and world. We remember him with admiration and respect as a great scholar.
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