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 earth’s 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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