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What is Geography? Literally means to write  ( graphien ) the earth ( geo ). 1
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What is Geography?  Geography is the study of  relations between society and  the environment  (natural and man-made); Human-Environment Interaction 2
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Location Absolute Location  – a precisely  defined place according to a predefined  system Examples? Latitude and longitude A postal address
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Location Relative Location  – the position  of a place in relation to that of  other places or activities.   Directions to the library  The neighborhoods of  Manhattan
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Direction Absolute Direction Cardinal points (N-S-E-W)
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Direction Relative Direction Culturally-based; arbitrary
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Scale Degree of generalization represented Local – little generalization Regional – moderate generalization Global – heavy generalization
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Scale Denotes degree of differentiation or  similarity Local  - helps us understand the distinctive  character of certain places Global  – helps us understand the similarities  between places 8
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9 Glocal  –  global and  local are  constructed in  relation to one  another
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Place (Absolute) Location  – point in space  with specific relations to other points  in space Locale  – broader context (both built  and social) for social relations Sense of place   – the subjective  feelings, community identity, and  social cohesion associated with a  place
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