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Essential Elements

Basics to Human Geography Chapter 1 - Six Essential Elements in Geography

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Six Essential Elements in Geography spatial world, places and regions, physical systems, human systems, environment snd society, uses of geography in today's society
Spatial World no place is alone all places are linked by some factors
Factors link places or assist in defining places
Places and Regions assign characteristics to particular locations and link them by means of their commonalities
Physical Systems are intricately related to the human systems on earth
Physical Systems physical barriers prevent the movement of people across landscapes, and volcanoes, earthquakes, and floods all prevent people from living in certain locations
Human Systems are anything that humans have done to modify the Earth's surface
Human Systems have created hydroelectric construction homes and offices for agriculture
Human Systems and Physical Systems interaction between them have had a profound impact on place
Environment and Society relationship between the environment and society
Environment and Society how humans use the land to their advantage economically or otherwise
Four Primary Ways of Using Land economic, sustainable, environmental, and preservationist
Uses of Geography in Today'S Society allows us to think spatially about the earth as a whole as well as to think about it on progressively smaller scales
Uses of Geography in Today'S Society assists geographers in defining place, determining characteristics of a particular space, and describing the Earth in rich and meaningfull detail
Created by: torresj on 2009-04-05



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