Geography 1992 Intro

Geography 1992 Intro - Intro Human Geography 9/15/2007...

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Intro 15/09/2007 15:41:00 Human Geography  Human Geography - study of the relationship between people and their  environment(of landscape).  Environment is all-encompassing (natural, social, cultural, economic…) What concepts you need to know: Space Location Place Region Distance Scale Diffusion Globalization Philosophies you need to know: Positivism Humanism Marxism
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Concepts 15/09/2007 15:41:00 Space  – extent of area
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-Absolute: Objective, central to map-making -Relative: How is space perceived/viewed(by others) -some say it is irrelevant, it is what’s in the space which is important Location  (where) -Absolute: exact(latitude/longitude) -Relative: location relative  to other places/things     Others: -Site-physical characteristics of a location(internal characteristics) Situation-location relative to other places(external characteristics)
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