Cpt4_Rev_Stud

Cpt4_Rev_Stud - Chapters 4 6 Environmental Geography...

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Chapters 4 – 6 Environmental Geography Chapter Objectives 1. Understand nature as a concept 2. Investigate Earth’s transformation by ancient humans 3. Explore European expansion and globalization 4. Examine recent environmental change through human action 5. How different groups of people experience landscape and place differently 6. How ordinary landscapes differ from symbolic landscapes 7. How all landscapes can be understood Chapter Outline Chapter 4: Nature and Society 1. Nature as a Concept 2. The Transformation of Earth by Ancient Humans 3. European Expansion and Globalization 4. Human Action and Recent Environmental Change 5. The Globalization of the Environment Chapter 6: Interpreting Places and Landscapes 1. Behavior, Knowledge, and Human Environments 2. Place-Making 3. Landscape as a Human System 4. Coded Spaces 5. Place and Space in Modern Society 1
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Nature and Society 1. Nature as a Concept Models of the nature-society relation : - nature limits or shapes society ( environmental determinism ) – (see also Chapter 2) - society also shapes and controls nature through technology and social institutions Earth Summits: 1. - 1972: Stockholm (Sweden) 2. - 1992: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (over 30,000 participants, with more than 100 world leaders) - 1997: U.N. General Assembly (special session) 3. - 2002: Johannesburg (South Africa) Focus : to ensure a sustainable future for Earth Nature : defined as not only the physical surroundings, but also as a social creation – attitudes towards nature Society : a sum of the inventions, institutions, and
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