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What is geography?
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processes initiated by people that shape earth's surface and interact with plant and animal life to create, sustain, and modify ecosystems
activities occurring in nature that shape the earth's surface
processes occurring in nature that shape the earth's surface and interact with plant and animal life to create, sustain, and modify ecosystems
physical and human processes that shape the earth's surface and interact with plant and animal life to create, sustain, and modify ecosystems
is the study of the earth's surface, its atmosphere, climate, continents, people, industries, and products. It deals with the ways in which people adapt to the conditions of the earth's surface, both natural and human-made.
Briefly compare and contrast the two disciplines, geography and geology
Yes, and no. Both disciplines study the earth. Geography studies the earth's physical and human features and the interactions between the two. Geology studies the surface of the earth as well, but it also digs deeper, examining the earth's internal processes.
Which of the following are examples of physical systems?
the Amazon Rain Forest
the San Andreas Fault
the Gulf Stream
A person living in the desert is most likely to _____.
Which of the following represent human systems?
the Panama Canal
How do the earth's physical features affect people's activities?
choice of occupation
method of transportation
Read the paragraph and answer the question that follows.
As populations increase around the globe, growing demands for energy resources have the potential of straining the earth's ecosystems. Scientists around the world have identified ways in which people can use energy more efficiently:
Inflate car tires to make cars more fuel efficient.
Replace light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.
Adjust your thermostat.
Reduce the temperature of your water heater.
Unplug appliances that are not in use.
Which statement best describes how the information above relates to human activities?
Nations of the world can work together to use energy more efficiently.
Explain the reasons why the study of geography is important and how it affects your life.
Well, first of all, the earth is your home. It's where you live. Although you may be a citizen of the United States or another country, or perhaps even have dual citizenship, you are also a citizen of the world. The earth and its citizens are connected. Nations and their populations depend on each other for the food they eat, the clothes they wear, and the technology they use each day.
World events affect you! Events do not happen in isolation. What happens in one country frequently affects people in other nations. Studying geography helps us see these relationships as well as the earth's patterns.
The study of geography also provides the setting for historical events and gives us a much greater depth of understanding. Knowledge of geography and the role it has played in history helps us plan for the future. It helps us make sense of the challenges we face as world citizens. The study of geography provides the tools needed to analyze the patterns that exist, evaluate the challenges they represent, and implement solutions.
Which of the following statements is most accurate?
Human activities may affect the physical environment, and the physical environment may affect human activities.
Geography is the study of the earth (its human and physical systems).
The study of geography can be simplified by focusing on specific topics.
Geographic factors affect how and where we live.
Geographic factors influence the activities we pursue.
Places on earth are interrelated.
Events in one place frequently affect other places.
Geography has had a major role in history.
Geography will factor into future developments.
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