Human Geography Social Geography Cultural Geography Economic Geography Behavioral Geography Political Geography Urban Geography
Combined concepts The two concepts influence each other through social and physical realms of geography.
Climatology, Meteorology Both are sub-categories of physical geography that study weather.
biogeography Studies the geographical impact of animals and plants.
Geomorphology The study of landform construction of the earth.
hydrology Study of water
Pedology Study of soil, water, and climate Works with geomorphology, climatology, meteorology, and hydrology
Physical geography studies the physical effects the earth has on itself and its surrounding natural influences, however, there is another force that creates the geographical world we live, human geography.
Social Geography Study of social influences on the construction of the earth.
Cultural Geography Study of Cultural influences on geography
Economic Geography Study of economic influences on the environment and geographical structure.
Behavioral Geography Ties with social and cultural geography in the study of human impacts on the geographical make up of the earth.
Political Geography Study of political influences based on social and cultural geography.
Urban geography Study of growing urban areas and their social, economic, political, and cultural influences in the geographical make up such areas.
All of these areas of study impact the geographical make up our physical and social world. Understanding them separately leads to knowing how they work together to construct the geography of earth!
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