Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Geography is also a discipline that integrates a wide variety of subject matter. Almost any area of human knowledge can be examined from a spatial perspective. Figure 1b-1 describes some of the main subdisciplines within human and physical geography. Physical geography's primary subdisplines study the Earth's atmosphere (meteorology and climatology), animal and plant life (biogeography), physical landscape (geomorphology), soils (pedology), and waters (hydrology). Some of the dominant areas of study in human geography include: human society and culture (social and cultural geography), behavior (behavioral geography), economics (economic geography), politics (political geography), and urban systems (urban geography).

Figure 1b-1: Major subdisciplines of physical and human geography.

Pidwirny, M. (2006). "The Hypothetico-Deductive Method". Fundamentals of Physical Geography, 2nd Edition. 28/12/2011.

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