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The Conditions of Coastality

The Conditions of Coastality DAVID A. PLANE University of Arizona Presidential Address delivered to the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, 67th Annual Meeting, San Luis Obispo, California, September 11, 2004 Introduction: The Peculiar Academic Custom of the Presidential Address, Butterfly Collections, and a Grain of Salt I SHALL BEGIN MY TALK tonight by noting that a Presidential Address at an academic professional meeting is a rather peculiar tradition. Though the APCG President's address may not rank at the top of the list of peculiar regional customs (it's not as bad an idea as, say, slavery) still you have to wonder. Here we are, coming up on the very end of this fine conference. Presumably at this point you've already sat through innumerable paper presentations. Some of those you perhaps found rather stimulating; certain others probably left you with that special conference feeling. You know the one: that sort of glazing compound made up of too little sleep, too much beer, too much PowerPoint? And now, after ingesting and imbibing in a fine banquet feast here at the fun and funky Madonna Inn, how in the world can we sit still and subject ourselves to yet another ponderous academic paper? No wonder they http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers University of Hawai'I Press

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DAVID A. PLANE University of Arizona Presidential Address delivered to the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, 67th Annual Meeting, San Luis Obispo, California, September 11, 2004 Introduction: The Peculiar Academic Custom of the Presidential Address, Butterfly Collections, and a Grain of Salt I SHALL BEGIN MY TALK tonight by noting that a Presidential Address at an academic professional meeting is a rather peculiar tradition. Though the APCG President's address may not rank at the top of the list of peculiar regional customs (it's not as bad an idea as, say, slavery) still you have to wonder. Here we are, coming up on the very end of this fine conference. Presumably at this point you've already sat through innumerable paper presentations. Some of those you perhaps found rather stimulating; certain others probably left you with that special conference feeling. You know the one: that sort of glazing compound made up of too little sleep, too much beer, too much PowerPoint? And now, after ingesting and imbibing in a fine banquet feast here at the fun and funky Madonna Inn, how in the world can we sit still and subject ourselves to yet another ponderous academic paper? No wonder they

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Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast GeographersUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 8, 2005

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