Lecture Notes for GEOG 1004 - Intro Human Geography with Oliver at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide 1
Class:GEOG 1004 - Intro Human Geography
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2008
  • In/on/at a Place
  • Relative Time
  • Particularly
  • Complementarity
  • Malnourished
  • Visual Memory
  • Spatial Interaction
  • Friction of Distance
  • Infanticide
  • The Environment
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7 Factors for choosing a good site 1. A wet area (access to water) 2. A dry area (protection from flooding) 3. Access to materials 4. A defensive position 5. Access to fuel supply 6. Points of intersection (railway, highway, rivers, etc.) 7. Places that offer protection/shelter GEO = Earth GRAPHY = to write Geography = Earth writing or Earth description Geography: The study of physical and human landscapes, the processes that affect them, how and why they change over time, and how and why they vary spatially. Simply put, geographers ask “where” things are and “why” they are there. Human Geography: deals with the spatial organization of human activities and with people’s relationships with their environments. 5 major themes of geography: 1. Location -Where is it? Where are we? 2. Regions -What areas are similar/different? Why? 3. Place -What is the place like? -What kind of place is it? -What image does the place conjure? 4. Movement -What moves and why? 5. Human-Environment Interaction What is the r...

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