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2_what%20is%20Geography0 - Location place H/E interaction...

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"Geography is the science of place . the vision is Location, place, H/E interaction, Movement and Region grand, the view panoramic. It sweeps the surface of the Earth, charting the physical, organic and cultural terrains, their areal differentiation, and their ecological dynamics with humankind. Its foremost tool is the map." Leonard Krishtalka, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
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"The study of the location & distribution of Earthly features and how these features and Location, place, H/E interaction, Movement and Region associated phenomena both affect and are affected by the human factor .” Often called the bridge between human and physical sciences.
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IS NOT just the memorizing place names and IS NOT just map-making ... IS NOT just for teachers. though all of these activities are important parts. IS a unique way of studying the world. IS about spatial relationships – and what is not spatial ? “Everybody is a Closet Geographer” (John Reese 1991) “Geography is what geographers do” (A.E. Parkinson, 1934)
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… Geography: defined by two major perspectives, 1. spatial - where is x relative to x 1 . ecological lationships between organisms & 2. ecological - relationships between organisms & their environment These are complemented by: historical and economic perspectives. What I call the: “Why is what where questions?”
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c Site: the actual location of something (a settlement) on the earth s the physical characteristics of the landscape specific to the area. s Site factors may include things like landforms (i.e. protected by mountains or a natural harbor?), climate, vegetation , availability of water, soil quality , minerals, and even wildlife . c Situation: the location of a place relative to its surroundings & other places. s
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2010 for the course CHEM 107 taught by Professor Generalchemforeng during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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