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1 Introduction to Geography GEOG 103 Chapter 1 Cuba Pacific Ocean India Afghanistan Why Study Geography? Geographic Literacy in America NGS Survey of 18-24 year olds 85% couldn’t find Afghanistan on a map 56% couldn’t find India (home to 17% of worlds population -over 1 billion people!) 30% couldn’t find the Pacific Ocean! 48% couldn’t find Cuba Nearly one-third of thought the U.S. had a population between one and two billion people
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2 Why Study Geography? Places Matter Geographic knowledge is necessary because places and people are interdependent What is Geography? Geo = Earth; graphia = description/picture/write
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3 What do Geographers Study? Spatial distribution of things or phenomena How spatial patterns arise Significance of a spatial pattern Evolution of the Discipline Early Greek Scientists Source: ht p:/ turkeyinmaps.com/Sayfa1.html
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4 Early Geography Beyond Europe Expansion of Islam Contributions of the Far East
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course GEOG 103 taught by Professor Cook during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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