Introduction - Introduction to Geography GEOGRAPHY 103 Why...

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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Geography GEOGRAPHY 103 Why Geography? Place & Space Matter Geographic Literacy in America NGS Survey 85% of young Americans cant find Afghanistan on a map! 56% couldnt find India, home to 17% of worlds population-over 1 Billion people! 30% couldnt find the Pacific Ocean! Why Geography? Stewardship Liberal Arts Personal Development/Career Goals Living in an Interconnected World Find a mate! What is Geography? Geo = Earth; graphia = description/picture/write Geography is an integrative discipline that brings together the physical and human dimensions of the world in the study of people, places and environments. What Do Geographers Study? Spatial distribution of things or phenomena How spatial patterns arise Significance of a spatial pattern Space as opposed to time Evolution of the Discipline Early Greek Scientists Herodotus (484-425 B.C.) Eratosthenes (275-195 B.C.) Hipparchus (180-127 B.C.) Strabo (62-24 B.C.) Ptolemy (85-165 A.D.) The World of Herodotus Source: http://turkeyinmaps.com/Sayfa1.html This map was accepted in Europe to the time of Columbus and later! Geography Outside Europe...
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