CHAPTER 1 PHYSICAL GEORGRAPHY

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CHAPTER 1 PHYSICAL GEORGRAPHY: EARTH ENVIRONMENTS AND SYSTEMS Geography: Geo – earth Graphy – picture or writing Referred to as the special science because it includes recognizing, analyzing, and explaining the variations, similarities, or differences in phenomena located on Earth’s surgace Geographers to a holistic approach to understanding aspects of our planet unlike most other sciences o Study a variety of topics with a common theme of studying human or natural processes and how they affect our planet as well as the interactions among these processes Main Subdivisions o Human Geography – concerned with such subjects as population distributions, cultural patterns, cities and urbanization, industrial and commercial location, natural resource utilization, and transportation networks o Regional Geography Regions: areas identified by certain characteristics they contain that make them distinctive and distinguish them from surrounding areas A region can be defined by characteristics that are physical,
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