Geography Midterm Guide

Geography Midterm Guide - Geography Study Guide Zach Schatz...

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Unformatted text preview: Geography Study Guide Zach Schatz Geography as an object The arrangement of activities/things across the surface of the Earth o Locations exploration and mapping o Locational functionality what makes a place unique Capes and Bays Geography o Deals with learning the shapes of various land masses and political unites Principle Products of Peru o Focuses on knowing the exports and imports of various countries Geography as a subject Fundamentally concerned about discovering and analyzing inner relationships between locations o Near, far, clustered, dispersed, directly connected, isolated o Processes that occur within, connect or separate locations Space Mental abstraction Isotropic surface o 2-D area in which movement is possible with equal ease in any direction A field in which people and places exist* Relationships between Space and Place: Co-presence: strong or weak? o Does it matter to place A if place B exists? Places are often linked though o Infrastructure networks o Carry traffic flows over the infrastructure (people, goods, information) o Space influences essence of place Isolation Inclusion ADD MORE Ancient Greek Geography One possible founder Herodotus o Theorizes about snow in Africa *Geographical knowledge is essential for empires and colonialism to exist Fall of Rome in 4 th century leads to loss of Greco-Roman knowledge base o Dark Ages: little travel of long-distance o Mapmaking illustration of religious principles o T and O map Age of Discovery 13 th-18 th centuries Goal: search for cathay Outcomes: o Good calculations of earths size o Development of modern surveying methods o Creation of first atlases o Better navigation tools Modern Period 18 th century to present European core tapping into colonial peripheries Geography emerges as separate field of study (mid 19 th century) o Separate university department o 1 st in Germany Geographers and Organized Expeditions Expeditions: scientific exercises in collection and mapping...
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