How Do Geographers Think Geographically

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How Do Geographers Think Geographically

  1. 1. How do geographers think geographically? An overview of key concepts and vocabulary
  2. 2. Themes in geography: Human Environmental Interactions Location Movement Place Region
  3. 3. Human/Environmental Interaction The interactions between human social and economic systems and the earth’s ecosystem.
  4. 4. Location: absolute The definitive location of a place using a recognized coordinate system, such as latitude and longitude.
  5. 5. Location: relative The location of one place relative to another place, in terms of: Direction Distance Landmarks Relationships Time
  6. 6. Movement The flow of people, goods, and ideas from one place to another through diffusion:
  7. 7. Diffusion: expansion The outward movement from a hearth (point of origin) through either: Hierarchical diffusion Contagious diffusion Stimulus diffusion
  8. 8. Diffusion: relocation The permanent physical relocation of people from one location to another.
  9. 9. Place The human and/or physical characteristics that give meaning and character to a place (a sense of place) that distinguishes them from other places on earth.
  10. 10. Human Characteristics Cultural landscape Languages Religions Folk or Pop culture Ethnic groups
  11. 11. Physical Characteristics Arid Landforms (terrain) Mountains Snowy River Rivers, lakes, seas Cold Forests Lake Forest Weather Climate

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