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Department
Geography
Course
GGR111H5
Professor
laydon
Semester
Fall

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The Discipline of Geography Lecture 02 4/11/2013 6:39:00 AM Early Beginnings - Description & Mapping -Greek, Roman, Chinese, Islamic Empires -European colonization/Imperialism
 -Expanding the ‘known world’
 -Relevance? - Description & Mapping -Roman and Greek Worlds: shows the empire -Islamic World: showing the Islamic empire Mercator projection: shows the whole map of the world Early map of North America: map shows colonies, there is a greater emphasis on certain parts of the world ex. Newfoundland -Early map of Canada: .. -early map of Barbados: very detailed *the critics say these maps are that they are very descriptive and not so analytical Geography-Academic Discipline -Define and Distinguishes: Geographic Traditions ** Environmental Determinism
 :In the relationship the environment is the active part and the humans are passive, best societies emerged in better environment, and superior societies emerged in better climates. The environment -do you think science will save us? Science has its limit and this is where geo present ** Possibilism
 - Regional Studies/Regional Geography -Spatial Analysis
 - Human and Physical Geography
 - Applied Geography Social sciences Human Geo Theoretical Influences - Empiricism
 Knowledge results from expe
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