GEO 1HA3 LEC 1 - The basic concerns of the geographer:...

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What is Geography? Geography is a flavor The geography might be a little difficult to arrange, Where, Here, There > all amply something about space Geography > the study of patterns and processes on the earth’s surface Root words: Geo (Greek)- earth or world Graphei (Greek)- to write 2 Sub disciplines of Geography: Physical geography: The study of patterns and processes in the physical environment I.e. landforms, climate, hydrology… Human geography: (all aspects of human activities) The study of patterns and processes in the human environment I.e. society, culture, economy, settlement…
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Unformatted text preview: The basic concerns of the geographer: Description- spatial patterns (what?) Explanation- spatial processes (why?) Interpretation- spatial meaning (so what?) What is where, why there, and why care? Gritzner (2002) Geography Matters! (Norton, 2009, xv) Note: Other social scientists study the same subject matter (people) as human geographers; what differs are the perspectives and methods used. (Norton Intro.) Map of the Day Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Joan Blaeu , 1662...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course ECON 1B03 taught by Professor Hannahholmes during the Winter '08 term at McMaster University.

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GEO 1HA3 LEC 1 - The basic concerns of the geographer:...

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