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Lecture 1 Introduction to Earth

Lecture 1 Introduction to Earth - • The size and shape of...

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Lecture One:  Introduction to Earth January 22,2008 Geography as a field of learning Physical and cultural geography Spatial distribution The distribution of physical elements over Earth Basic interrelationships Science as a field of learning Environmental Spheres The Lithosphere Atmosphere Hydrosphere  Biosphere The Solar System Formation Earth’s relative location
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Unformatted text preview: • The size and shape of Earth The Geographic Grid • Great circles • Latitude (parallel) • Longitude (meridian) Sun-Earth Relations • Circle of Illumination • Solstice, Equinox • Tropic of Cancer Telling Time • Tropical year, lunar month, day • Standard time, Daylight Savings Time • Controlling Meridian •...
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