Lecture 1 P.1

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Foundations of Geography Foundations of Geography A A Essentials of Geography Essentials of Geography Dr. Danielson Kisanga
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What are covered in this Lecture? What are covered in this Lecture? What is Geography? The Science of Geography Five themes of the Science of Geography The Geographic Continuum Scientific Flow Chart What are the Earth Systems Concepts ? Systems theory – open vs closed systems System feedbacks System equilibriums The case of Mount Pinatubo
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The Science of Geography The Science of Geography Geography Geography - from geo = ‘Earth’ and graphein = ‘to write’ Physical G Physical G is key to studying entire Earth Systems entire Earth Systems bcz of its integrative spatial approach Geography: Is a method , not a body of knowledge not a body of knowledge Studies systems in a holistic manner is eclectic, integrating a wide range of subject matter from diverse fields…. Geographers use spatial analysis spatial analysis method Geographers use Earth Systems Science
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What is Geography? What is Geography? The science that studies the relationships among: Natural systems Geographic areas Society Cultural activities and The interdependence of all of these over space Five themes of geographic science Location – answers the question – where Place – unique location – no two places on Earth are exactly alike
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