Geography 1400F/G Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Ontario Highway 401, Spatial Analysis, Absolute Time And Space

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Geo 1400: the distribution of humans and their activities on the surface of the earth and the processes that generate these distributions. Human geographers often focus on the evolution of the human world with reference to people, their cultures, and physical environments. We are interested in the environment both for what is and for what its transformation into cultural landscapes means to us. Changing attributes of place: change in physical site (material space) reflects the change in sense of place (immaterial space) Environments sustain us; landscapes reveal us: regionalization: human geographers often divide large areas into smaller areas that exhibit a degree of unity: region. An area of the earth"s surface of varying size and scale whose diverse elements share similarity. Eg. the western world, canadian regions, london regions. Formal/uniform region: one of more similar combo of physical. Perceptual regions: premised on the sense of place.

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