Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov

Terry G. Jordan-Bychkov was the Walter Prescott Webb Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Texas, Austin. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A specialist in the cultural and historical geography of the United States, Jordan-Bychkov was particularly interested in the diffusion of Old World culture in North America that helped produce the vivid geographical mosaic evident today.  He served as president of the Association of American Geographers in 1987 and 1988 and received an Honors Award from that organization. He wrote on a wide range of American cultural topics, including forest colonization, cattle ranching, folk architecture, and ethnicity. His scholarly books include The European Culture Area: A Systematic Geography, fourth edition (with Bella Bychkova Jordan, 2002), Ango-Celtic Australia: Colonial Immigration and Cultural Regionalism (with Alyson L. Grenier, 2002), Siberian Village: Land and Life in the Sakha Republic (with Bella Bychkova Jordan, 2001), The Mountain West: Interpreting the Folk Landscape (with Jon Kilpinen and Charles Gritzner, 1997), North American Cattle Ranching Frontiers (1993), The American Backwoods Frontier (with Matt Kaups, 1989), American Log Building (1985), Texas Graveyards (1982), Trails to Texas: Southern Roots of Western Cattle Ranching (1981), and German Seed in Texas Soil (1966).  His final book, The Upland South (2003) published in 2003 was the result of 40 years of research and was a logical and intellectual culmination of his scholarly career.

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