Geographical Notions of the Scientific Research Products of Dr. Yousef Yahya Tamaas
Many discussed the intellectual awakening of the Arab nation and wrote about the prominent figures of Arab and Iraqi geographical thought. The research aims to clarify the personas and contributions of the academic Prof. Dr. Yousif Yahya Tumas, who provided Arab and international geographical thought with research, works and literature that contribute to building our contemporary lives. The researcher relied on the materials in libraries as well as about entering the file of Dr. Yousif at the University of Baghdad - College of Education for Girls, as well as meeting with those close to him.
Among his paramount contributions is his participation in the seventies with the Ministry of Planning in his study on the subject of roads and related to measuring the average speed of the means of transport in two ways, which at the time is the most recent in the world and the first in Iraq, as traffic movement is a necessary indicator to determine the importance of roads and highlight its role in transporting people from the starting place to the target place, as well as the significance of the area to which the movement is attracted, and confirms that he is one of the geographers who depended a lot on applied geographical studies with a utilitarian trend and using quantitative and statistical methods with treatments and according to the need of the subject, as well as his writings in various geographical disciplines.
Our professor won a number of awards and appreciation letters, the most important of which is the medal of the French Geographical Society and a diploma of honor in the French Geographical Society. Moreover, he is among the only three Arabs who received this distinction.
The presented research included three topics, the first included the research problem, hypothesis, objective and significance of the research, the second was the scientific and professional biography of Prof. Dr. Yousif Yahya Tumas. As for the third topic, it is the scientific specialization and the intellectual approach of Prof. Dr. Yousif Yahya Tumas and what he presented to geography, as well as the impact he left on contemporary geographical thought, his philosophy, and his various scientific interests.
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