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Geog Exam 1

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Geography
Course
GEOG 2051
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All Professors
Semester
Fall

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Chapter1IntroductiontoGeographyGeographyThestudyofspatialdistributionofphenomenaonorneartheearthssurfaceOldGeographyoThequestionWhatiswhereoAllaboutdescriptiondescribingwhatotherplacesarelikeoWhypeopledidgeographythroughhumanhistory1Curiosity2Economics3PoliticalPower4Cultural5MilitaryPowerNewGeographyoChangedoverthepast150yearso1900siswhendepartmentsofgeographydevelopedinuniversitiesoGeographersrealizedtheyhavetofindsomethingtodooThequestionWhyWhyarethingsarrangedthewaytheareoAnsweredthroughexplanationsNeedtoknowmuchmoreaboutthemthanjustwheretheyareRequiresmuchmoreknowledgeDivisionsofgeographyoHumanvsPhysicalGeographyHumanFocusesonpeopleandculturePhysicalFocusesonthenaturalenvironmentFourspheresofgeographyo1LithosphereReferstothesolidearthportionsmountainsbeachesvalleysGeomorphologygeomorphologistso2HydrosphereReferstothewaterportionsmoistureinaircloudsoceansWaterresourceshydrologistso3AtmosphereTherelativelythinenvelopeofgasesthatsurroundtheearthClimatologyclimatologistso4BiosphereThelivingorganismsBiogeographybiogeographistsoAllareinterconnectedandinfluenceeachotheroInthecenterwheretheyallcometogetherismanagementandplanning5commonthemesinGeographicresearcho1LocationWhatiswhereDescribingwherethingsareAlwaysrelatedtowheresomethingelseiso2PlacereferstothecharacteristicsandtheattributesthatmakealocationuniqueanddifferentfromanyotherplaceontheearthexNewOrleanshasuniqueattributesthatmakeitaplaceo3RegionsanareathatiseternallyhomogeneousThesamewithrespecttosomecharacteristicorattributeThesouthsharescertaincharacteristicsthatmakeitdifferentfromthenortho4NetworksmovementlinkagespathwaysconnectionsplacesaretiedtootherplacesroadspowerlinesEcosystemsaretiedtogetherbyflowsofnutrientsandenergyo5HumanenvironmentinteractionsshapestheopportunitiesandresourcesthatpeoplehaveavailabletothemencouragesanddiscouragesconnectionsbetweencertaingroupsMethodsandToolsoTheScientificMethodTogeneratenewknowledgetosolvenewproblemsordemonstratethevalidityofanideaortryingtounderstandhowtheworldworksPrimarytoolinphysicalgeographytodevelopnewknowledgeMethodoftrialanderrorinwhichideasaretestedbeforetheyarebeingacceptedinordertoidentifythebestsolutionHowitworksStarts with apriori knowledge preexisting knowledge image of the worldThen you identify a problemgap in the knowledge try and learn as much as you can about the gapBackground research collect and process information on the problemHypothesis provisional explanation of some phenomenon that requires verificationEvaluate the hypothesis determine if it really works called the testing phasedo experiments collect datatry to falsify or prove our hypothesis is wrong
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