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Introduction to Geography

Introduction to Geography

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  1. Introduction to Geography By Arthur Getis Judith Getis Jerome D. Fellmann

  2. Chapter 1 Introduction

  3. Overview • The Nature of Geography • Evolution of the Discipline • Some Basic Geographic Concepts • Geography’s Themes and Standards

  4. The Nature of Geography • The Study of Spatial Variation • Space Matters in Life

  5. Evolution of the Discipline • Greek and Roman Geographers Interests and Ideas • Origins of Modern Geography • Subfields of Geography • Careers in Geography

  6. Basic Geographic Concepts • Location, Direction and Distance • Size and Scale • Physical and Cultural Attributes • Attributes of Place are Always Changing • Interrelations Between Places • Place Similarity and Regions

  7. Geography’s Themes and Standards • The NCGE and AAG “Five Fundamental Themes” • The 18 “Geography for Life: National Geography Standards”