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1/14/08 Introduction (chapter 1, p. 2-5 and 13-19) Geography – description of the Earth in terms of the relationships between natural and social systems across space. WHERE physical and human phenomena are located, but also WHY and HOW they are located there and how they interact spatial refers to physical space; there are 5 spatial themes in geography o location: specific planetary address (e.g. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, or the patch of grass under the tree outside) o region: portions of Earth with uniform characteristics (e.g. desert southwest, gulf coast, great lakes, northwest) o human-earth relationships: people and the environment (e.g., sustainability, drought, pollution, etc.) o movement: social and physical dynamics (atmosphere, oceans, people) o place: unique physical and social characteristics that define a geographic area; “no two places are exactly alike”; …there is only one Mill Avenue. 1/16/08 - geography involves a synthesis of many different subfields, and the physical and
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