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An Introduction to An Introduction to Geography Geography
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GEOGRAPHY GEOGRAPHY Is the study of the earth’s surface and the processes that shape it. It is unique because it links the physical and social sciences.
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3 MAJOR DIVISIONS 3 MAJOR DIVISIONS Physical geography is the study of the earth’s physical processes. Human geography is the study of the aspects of human life that create the distinctive landscapes and regions of the world. Regional geography is the analysis of the geographic characteristics of a particular place.
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5 MAJOR THEMES IN 5 MAJOR THEMES IN GEOGRAPHY GEOGRAPHY Location Place Region Movement Human-Environmental Interaction
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LOCATION LOCATION Refers not only to the exact coordinates of a point in space but also to where it is relative to other factors
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LOCATION continued LOCATION continued Arithmetic or absolute Latitude + longitude Street address Relative location Nominal location (name) Site and/or situation Physical characteristics Benefits of location
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PLACE PLACE involves the human and physical characteristics that uniquely define a place and impart meanings to its inhabitants
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REGION REGION
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