Chapter 3 - Chapter 3-Peoples, Places, and Patterns...

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Chapter 3—Peoples, Places, and Patterns -Geography is a detailed description of the earth and its identifiable patterns -roots of the word geography (geo—meaning earth, graphy—meaning writing) -two main areas of geography: physical (environment) and human (people) History of Geography -the ancient Greeks and Chinese form a historical foundation to the human-environment and earth science traditions -Carl Ritter and Alexander Humboldt set the stage for a modern geography that is based on scientific reasoning linking human and physical geography Modern Geography -by the 1990’s geography educators conceptualized the discipline as embodying six elements: 1. Space 2. Place and region 3. Physical system 4. Human systems 5. Environment 6. Uses Components of Geography -three main components of a geographical way of thinking (1)space, (2) region, and (3)environment Space -the study of space in geographic analysis is composed of location, spatial interaction, and spatial organization -nominal location—a name attached to a place (Oxford, OH)
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Chapter 3 - Chapter 3-Peoples, Places, and Patterns...

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