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Spatial_concepts2 - GEOG 1004 Basic Geographic ideas traditions and terms 1 What were the five themes of Geography Location Regions Place

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1 GEOG 1004 Basic Geographic ideas, traditions and terms
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2 What were the five themes of Geography? • Location • Regions •P lace • Human-Environment Interaction • Movement • Location – Absolute – Relative
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3 Our first understanding of space begins with the space of experience
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5 Types of Regions Formal Region – An area within which everyone shares a common one or more distinctive characteristics – characterized by a common human property, such as the presence of people who share a particular language, religion, nationality, political identity or culture, or by a common physical property, such as the presence of a particular type of climate, landform, or vegetation – Examples: areas with common political identity (counties, states, countries), climate regions (e.g., areas with a Mediterranean climate), landform regions (e.g., the New River Valley), and economic regions (e.g., the wheat belt of Kansas)
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6 Functional Region An area organized around a
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2008 for the course GEOG 1004 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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Spatial_concepts2 - GEOG 1004 Basic Geographic ideas traditions and terms 1 What were the five themes of Geography Location Regions Place

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