Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536



Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Why can geography be considered both a physical and a social science? What are some of the subfields of physical geography, and what do geographers study in those areas of specialization?

To determine

The reason for geography being considered both as a physical and social science; some of the subfields of physical geography; and the work of geographers in the areas of specialization.


The work of geographers is to study the process that influenced the Earth’s landscape in the past decades, the way in which those processes continue today, the way in which the assumptions regarding the future bring changes in landscape and environments, and the importance or effects of these changes.

The geography is related to both environment and people. The geography that is related to the environment is called physical geography or physical science, which includes many subdivisions, such as astronomy, meteorology, geology, biology, and pedology...

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