Geography, Chapter 1 (Notes) Geography ~ is the science that studies the relationships among natural systems, geographic areas, society, cultural activities, and the interdependence of all these over space. “The Term Spatial refers to the nature and character of physical space, its measurement, and the distribution of things within it. Five Spatial Themes: Location, region, human-earth, relationships, movements, and place. Inside each of these themes, a method rather then a specific body of knowledge governs geography. The method is spatial analysis. • Region- Areas having uniform characteristics. • Location- Absolute and relative location on earth • Place- tangible and intangible living and non-living characteristics that make each place unique • Human-earth- Humans and the environment resource exploitation, hazard perception, and environmental pollution and modification. • Movement- Communication, movement, circulation, migration, and diffusion across earth’s surface. The language of geography reflects spatial view:
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