Cpt1_Rev_08_Stud1 - Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION: GEOGRAPHY...

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Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION: GEOGRAPHY MATTERS Chapter Objectives The objectives of this chapter are to illustrate: 1. Why places matter 2. How geography matters 3. The basic tools required for understanding geography Chapter Outline Why Places Matter (p. 4) Places are socially constructed Places are interdependent Different geographic scales of analysis Places are dynamic Interdependence in a Globalizing World (p. 10) A globalized world is interdependent Changes in the pace and nature of globalization Studying Human Geography (p. 20) Basic tools used in geography Five concepts of spatial analysis Principles of economic location Regions and regional analysis Developing a geographical imagination Making a Difference: The Power of Geography (p. 36) Applying geography to the real world Conclusion (p. 38) 1
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WHAT IS GEOGRAPHY? The word geography comes from the Greek words geo and graphia , meaning to write about or describe the Earth. Geography gives us a way to look at the Earth as a whole – both the physical world and its people. As a science, it seeks to understand where things are and how and why they got there by studying – with an emphasis on location – the connections and interactions among people, places, and environments. Geography looks at how people and their activities adapt to and change their surroundings. To do this, geography must draw upon and integrate the knowledge of many different disciplines: geology, climatology, hydrology, biology, ecology, pedology (soil science), anthropology, economics, political science, history, demography, etc. 2
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GEOGRAPHY 1. Physical Geography - Geomorphology - Hydrology (the study of water) * Oceanography (Oceans and Seas) * Limnology (Lakes) * Fluvial Geography (Rivers) * Glaciology (Glaciers) - Meteorology / Climatology
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course GEOG 1101 taught by Professor Connor during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Cpt1_Rev_08_Stud1 - Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION: GEOGRAPHY...

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