Geography lecture notes day 1
Geography lecture notes day 1 GEOG 1113
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Date Created: 07/16/16
Geography Lecture 1 Scientific Method - Involves (1) recognition of a problem, (2) collection of data through observation and experiment, (3) creation of models, (4) formulation and testing of hypotheses. - All geography is concerned with the relationships between humans and their environments with a spatial context. o What, when, why, why there Themes 1. Location: absolute >> latitude, longitude relative >> in relation to another location 2. Place: an area defined by particular characteristics. a. Human : People, culture, language, religion, cities, landmarks b. Physical: Land features, climate, bodies of water, mountains 3. Human – environment interaction a. Humans adapt to environment (clothing, crops that can thrive in a particular climate). b. Humans modify the environment (dams, highways, cities). c. Humans depend on the environment. 4. Movement 5. Region: a realm or sphere of activity or interest a. Formal: those set though governmental or administrative boundaries, set by physical properties. b. Functional: set via predominant function, such as: TV station viewing area. Does not need to be uniform across whole region. c. Vernacular: Perception. “The South”, “Snowbelt”, “Appalachia” Geography >> Human geography and Physical geography both involve regions Reference map: physical location Thematic map: something you can calculate Coordinates: - Divisions >> degrees, minutes, seconds. - 60 mins/degree The Spheres 1. Atmosphere: Gaseous layer that surrounds the earth. Supplies elements needed to sustain life. a. No atmosphere = no weather 2. Lithosphere: Earths crusts and a portion of the upper mantle directly below the crust form the lithosphere. a. Outermost solid layer of the earth’s provide a platform for most life forms. 3. Hydrosphere: The abiotic (non-biological) open system 4. Biosphere: intricate, interconnected web that links all organisms with their physical environmental.
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