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GEO 120 Introduction to Physical Geography Instructor Dr. Shixiong (Shawn) HU
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Chapter 1 Essentials of Geography
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Essentials of Geography The Science of Geography Earth Systems Concepts
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The Science of Geography Geography – from geo “Earth” and graphein “to write” Geography is a method, rather than a specific body of knowledge holistic—brings together knowledge from many fields Geographers use Spatial analysis to examine how Earth’s processes interact over space and time Earth systems science
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Geography is The science that studies the relationships among natural systems, geographic areas, society, cultural activities, and the interdependence of all of these over space .
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Physical Geography is The spatial analysis of all the physical elements and processes that make up the environment. Energy Air Water Climate Landforms Soils Animals Plants Microorganisms Earth
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Figure 1.2 Physical and Life Sciences Astronomy Biology Botany Ecology Geology Hydrology Meteorology Pedology Oceanography
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