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The Science of Geography Geography: From geo “Earth” and graphein “to write” Geography is: A method, not a body of knowledge Holistic – inclusive science, draw on many different bodies of knowldege Diverse - Geographers use spatial analysis (spatial scales) Geographers use Earth systems science – new age phrase for Environmental Studies. Physical Aspect
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The Science of Geography Geographers study relationships among: Natural Systems Geographic Areas Societies Cultural Activities And interaction of all of these over space
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Physical Geography Spatial analysis of all the physical elements and process in the environment.
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Scientific Method Figure FS 1.1.1 Process of Observing Summarizing Hypothesizing experimenting to develop theories and laws
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Systems theory A system is any ordered, interrelated set of things linked by flows of energy Systems may be open or closed Open involves inputs and outputs like precepitation. Closed system no inpnuts and outputs.
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2008 for the course GEOG 2050 taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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