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geog lec1 - 2. Cartographic – map 3. Mathematical IV. Two...

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Lecture 1: Introduction Course Description And Mechanics II. What is Geography A. Ancient Greek Word: “ Earth Writing” - Static and Dynamic changes in space/place Physical Geography – land, soil, water, earth Land surveying – measurement of earth - Ownership? - Astronomy - Military activities = major motivation B. Study Earth as the home of humanity C. Three broad, overlapping domains - Human, Physical, Techniques D. Relevant to almost everything III. Origin of Geographic Thought A. Prehistorical recognition of “Areal Differentiation” B. Early History (Egypt, Meso) C. Three Scholary Traditions 1. Literary – writing
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Cartographic – map 3. Mathematical IV. Two approaches to studying geography A. Regional (General)- travel logs/ travel writing- descriptive/specific (places/ regions)- comprehensive (physical/ human)- I.e. National Geographic B. Systematic ( Specific)- Newer, 19 Cent (1800s)- analysis of specific topics (systems) as they apply across regions- descriptive/ explanatory ( date collection, observance, mathematical…) Combination/ Variety = human Data written of what people have written = humanities C. Geography at UCSB: Systematic and scientific ( biophysical and social)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GEOG 5 taught by Professor Montello during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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