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What geographers do
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Today Final project instructions Review of what is Geography Short movie why geography matters? Overview of the types of careers in Geography How to find information if you want to have a career in geography discipline.
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What is Geography? Etymology - Geo = earth and Graphos : “process of writing or recording” or “a writing, recording, or description” Geography = description of the earth Population Settlements Economic activities Transportation Language Religions Political Systems Rocks Landforms Soils Fauna Flora Climate Water Minerals TYPE OF “THINGS” Geography studies the relationship between people and their environment Studies how “things differ” from place to place A multi-disciplinary field
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Why geography matters? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESHQ h2WFTJM
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Scope of geography
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This is what we do with our geography degree
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Geomorphologists Alyson Greiner Characteristic, origin and development of landforms Career examples Coastal zone manager Soil scientist Change of river/coastal lines
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Careers climatologist weather forecaster atmospheric data technician Large hailstones Lightning Mammatus clouds Global patterns of weather and climate WEATHER & CLIMATE NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library All photos courtesy:
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B IOGEOGRAPHER Careers Habitat researcher Plant specialist Wildlife ecologist Pharmaceutical researcher What plants & where
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movement on and below the surface of the earth. Alyson Greiner
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course GEA 2284 taught by Professor Annaszyniszewska during the Fall '11 term at University of Florida.

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