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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Welcome to GEOGRAPHY :)

Geography is the study of the earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live.

Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography).

Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places
and regions - recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them. Understanding the causes of differences and inequalities between places and social groups underlie much of the newer developments in human geography.

Geography provides an ideal framework for relating other fields of knowledge. It is not surprising that those trained as geographers often contribute substantially to the applied management of resources and environments.

Click on the right hand side resource bar for a lecture by Professor Doreen Massey entitled 'Is The World Really Shrinking?' which lays out an inspirational manifesto of why it's time to put the geography back into global thinking.