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GEOG 2253 Notes  15:36  1/14/13 What is Geography? Geography is the study of the Earth and its lands, features, inhabitants and phenomena.  A literal translation would be “to describe or write about the Earth”  The “Science of place” or the “study of distribution” A spatial discipline concerned not only with what something is but also the way it is  distributed in space Geography is “anything that can be mapped”  Almost anything can fall into the realm of geographic study Geographers study a wide range of subjects: migration, deforestation, transportation  systems, religion, climate change or sports.  The bridge between human and physical sciences Two main branches: Human geography Physical geography  Human Geography— Focuses on the people of the earth Related to social sciences and humanities Explains the distribution of human activities around the world Human interaction with the physical environment Branches of human geography— Cultural geography Historical geography Economic geography Political geography
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Population geography or demography Social geography Transportation geography Urban geography Tourism geography Physical geography— The study of the earth and the processes and patterns in the natural environment The study of the features of the earth’s surfaces (i.e. rivers, mountains, etc.) How geography affects the climate  Branches of physical geography— Biogeography Climatology & meteorology Environmental management Geomorphology Glaciology Landscape ecology Oceanography Paleogeography  Regional geography— Study of  World Regions Descriptive in nature Used to understand uniqueness of a particular region Natural features Human elements Popular in the late 19 th  century and early 20 th  century
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Notable figures and contributors:  Alfred Hettner (Germany) Paul Vidal de la Blache (France) Richard Hartshorne (USA) What is Globalization?  Worksheet on Globalization  1/16/13 Chapter 1: Globalization & Diversity  What is Globalization? “the increasing interconnectedness of people and places through the converging  process of economic, political, and cultural change.” Globalization— Global economic integration—different countries from different parts of the world that  are now trading, World Trade organization, more interdependence of countries  throughout the world. Reorganization of the world’s socioeconomic structure—some getting richer, some  getting poorer.  Wide cultural changes (Westernization)  Political arrangements altered—global trade agreements, developing countries adopting  democracy  Natural resources become global commodities—multinational strategies, decision for  one country might affect another on the other side of the world. Deforestation, global 
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