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Method of Geography

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  1. Method of Geography

  2. Many Specialized Fields of Geography • Economic Geography • Urban Geography • Political Geography • Historical Geography • Cultural Geography ** Method of study- is what binds all of these together. (the manner in which the material is collected, analyzed and presented)

  3. Acid Rain (Example)

  4. Acid Rain (Example) • Chemistry – understand how sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide react with moisture in the air to produce acid rain • Biology – understand its effect on life forms from algae to fish to trees. • Economics – cost of installing smokestack scrubbers that will reduce pollution from coal-burning factories and power plants. • Geographer – look at all of these areas and reach practical solutions that are presented to the public, industries or the government.

  5. Acid Rain - Example

  6. How do Geographer’s Look at the world? • As a distinct physical body called Earth • As an interconnected physical, chemical, and biological environment • As a place where human beings live

  7. Using the Geographic Method to Answer Questions and Solve Problems (See table p.9) • Ask Questions. • Collect data • Organize and display data 4) Analyze and interpret data 5) Make your decision Example: Buying your first car.

  8. Opening a RestaurantCase Study • With a partner, apply the geographic method as you consider the case study on page 8.