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How Geographers Explore the World
How Geographers Explore the World
Welcome to Geography
Welcome to Geography
You are about to embark on an adventure of discovery
You are about to embark on an adventure of discovery
So what is Geography anyway
So what is Geography anyway
Today Geography is in the space age
Today Geography is in the space age
Geography deals with the natural as well as the human world
Geography deals with the natural as well as the human world
It is not just a social science
It is not just a social science
Geographers also study human activity
Geographers also study human activity
They ask questions like
They ask questions like
So geographers
So geographers
A third geographic tradition
A third geographic tradition
Finally, the location tradition
Finally, the location tradition
So, we dont have a short-answer definition to geography
So, we dont have a short-answer definition to geography
Geographers
Geographers
Or they may
Or they may
There is almost nothing
There is almost nothing

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How Geographers Explore the World

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1 How Geographers Explore the World

How Geographers Explore the World

What is Geography?

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2 Welcome to Geography

Welcome to Geography

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3 You are about to embark on an adventure of discovery

You are about to embark on an adventure of discovery

About the planet you live on About the earths physical features About the living things that inhabit the planet.. About where all these elements are located and how they interact

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4 So what is Geography anyway

So what is Geography anyway

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Good question..

There is no single snappy answer. A couple of millennia ago it was about discovery: Was the Earth round or flat? Several centuries later geography was propelled by exploration and mapmaking

It has changed over the years

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5 Today Geography is in the space age

Today Geography is in the space age

Satellites transmit information to computers whose maps are used for analysis and decision making Despite these new developments, geography does have some traditions

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6 Geography deals with the natural as well as the human world

Geography deals with the natural as well as the human world

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7 It is not just a social science

It is not just a social science

Geographers do research on..

A hurricane.

Glaciations Coastlines Desert dunes Limestone caves Weather Climate Even on plants and animals

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8 Geographers also study human activity

Geographers also study human activity

Such as

Religion Language Population And provide information that helps with City planning Boundary making

And human interaction with the environment

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9 They ask questions like

They ask questions like

Why do people persist in living on the slopes of active volcanoes and in the floodplains of flood-prone rivers? Where are diseases found? How do they spread? How does the location of a health-care facility affect the opportunity to obtain care? How many schools should we build to serve the city of Louisville?

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10 So geographers

So geographers

Make huge contributions to make the world a better place for people And to make people aware of how to use the resources of the world wisely

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11 A third geographic tradition

A third geographic tradition

Is simply this We like to know and understand different cultures and distant regions In the past it was rare to find a geographer who did not have expertise about a foreign areaor speak a foreign language

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12 Finally, the location tradition

Finally, the location tradition

Which asks questions like

And makes products like.

Why are things located on the Earths surface where they are? What does location mean to the success or failure of an area? Where should a new shopping center be built?

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13 So, we dont have a short-answer definition to geography

So, we dont have a short-answer definition to geography

The book says: Geographers are specialists who describe the earths physical and human features and the interactions of people, places, and environments Geographers search for patterns in these features and interactions. Geographers try to explain why they exist or occur.. They use this information in all sorts of ways

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14 Geographers

Geographers

.may study volcanoes and why they erupt.

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15 Or they may

Or they may

Analyze a citys location in relation to climate, transportation, or population to help a city make decisions about planning

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16 There is almost nothing

There is almost nothing

In this wide, wonderful world of ours that cant be studied geographically So hang on to your hat, youre in for a ride!

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