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What Is Geography?
The study of the physical and human environments of the world and the way in which these environments interact with each other.
What's Integrative Discipline?
Blends together the research of specialists in different fields of study.
example : Acid Rain
How do Geographers look at the world? Three ways.
- 1. Physical Body; Earth
- 2. Interconnected Physical, Chemical, and Biological Environment.
- 3. Place Humans Live
What are the Six Fundamental Concepts?
- - Location
- - Region
- - Spatial Pattern
- - Spatial Interaction
- - Human/Environment Interaction
- - Culture
- Refers to the physical place
- - the place on the map
e.g. - Toronto, Ontario
- An Area of Land that has consistent or easily recognizable features.
- - Method of grouping data for convenience of analysis.
- - Need to group information into mangeable units.
- example - mountainous region - british columbia
- - ecosystems - rainforest
- Size Of A Region
- Can Vary significantly from small to large
- example - annapolis valley - small
- example - hemispheres - large
What's Spatial Pattern?
- The way things are distributed in the world
- - Something occuring in one place that can be found again in places that are far apart.
- example - air quality in china - spatial pattern - highest concentration near cities
What's Spatial Interaction?
- Refers to the idea that an event in one location or region can lead to a change in another location or region some distance away.
- E.G. - water quality problems - sewage/chemical spill into water source will result in problems downstream.