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  • Geography
    Categories of Geography by Laura Rust
  • There are two categories of Geography
    Physical
    Human
  • Physical Geography
    Climatology
    Hydrology
    Biogeography
    Geomorphology
    Meteorology
    Pedology
  • 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!
  • References
    Ahrens, Donald C. (2007). Meteorology today: an introduction to weather, climate, and the environment. Belmont, Ca: Thompson Higher Education.
    Christopherson, Robert. (2010). Elemental Geography. New York: Prentice Hall.
    Giddens, Anthony. (n.d.). An Interactive Open Access Journal. Retrieved November 18, 2010 from, http://www.social-geography.net/
    Pacione, Michael. (2005). Urban Geography: A Global Perspective. New York: Routledge.
    Online Guides to Meteorology. (n.d.). Retrieved November 18, 2010, from http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/%28Gh%29/guides/mtr/home.rxml
    United States Geological Survey. (n.d.). Retrieved November 18, 2010, from, http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/hydrology.html
    University of Minnesota Department of Soil, Water, and Climate. (n.d.). Retrieved November 18, 2010,fromhttp://www.swac.umn.edu/Research/Pedology/index.htm
    Shamsi, Nayyar. (2005). Encyclopedia of Political Geography. Delhi: Mehra Offset Press.
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