Geography 1400F/G Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Human Geography, Spatial Analysis, Statistical Hypothesis Testing

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The roots of the word (cid:494)geography(cid:495) are greek: Evidently geography means (cid:498)description of the world(cid:499) or (cid:498)writing about the world(cid:499: (cid:883). Approach from looking at the world and how every area is different. Spatial differences in the world and the variation that exists. Idea that world is different and every area is different. Differences that exist in the world and why the differences exist and how they can be explained. Three themes central to any study of the humans and world: 1. Different spaces in the world and all of them have the different names. The human world is the ever-changing product of the activities of human beings to modify the pre-existing physical conditions of the earth. As individuals and as group members working within human and institutional frameworks (i. e. communities, governments) Human geographers often focus on the evolution of the human world with reference to people, their cultures, and physical environments.

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