Geography: A Very Short Introduction

Geography: A Very Short Introduction

John A. Matthews


This Very brief advent solutions 4 uncomplicated questions: what's Geography, how do geographers paintings, why is Geography very important, and the place is the self-discipline of Geography heading? Geography has continually been very important, even though it has had just a brief historical past as an educational self-discipline and is far misunderstood. sleek Geography has come a ways from its ancient roots in exploring international lands, in mapping the area and in describing the actual and human positive aspects of the Earth's floor. There are elements to the self-discipline: actual Geography, which covers normal environments and landscapes; and Human Geography, which investigates humans and the cultural panorama. actual and human geographers as a rule don't trust one another. yet there also are universal components and Geography as a complete has a huge position as a bridge among the sciences and the arts. utilizing wide-ranging examples, the publication paints a huge photograph of the present country of Geography, its subject material, recommendations and techniques, the way it built, and its strengths and weaknesses. The book's end is not any under a manifesto for Geography's future.

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