13 Facts About Geography


Geography is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of Earth.

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Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of Earth and its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but how they have changed and come to be.

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Geography is a systematic study of the Earth, its features, and phenomena that take place on it.

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Geography is specific to the planet Earth, and other celestial bodies are specified, such as "geography of Mars, " or given another name, such as areography in the case of Mars.

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Geography has higher aims than this: it seeks to classify phenomena, to compare, to generalize, to ascend from effects to causes, and, in doing so, to trace out the laws of nature and to mark their influences upon man.

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Geography is subject to the laws of physics, and in studying things that occur in space, time must be considered.

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Geography is a branch of inquiry that focuses on spatial information on Earth.

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Geography extended the work of Hipparchus, using a grid system on his maps and adopting a length of 56.

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Geography was regarded as the most skilled when it came to mapping cities and measuring the distances between them, which he did for many cities in the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent.

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Geography often combined astronomical readings and mathematical equations to develop methods of pin-pointing locations by recording degrees of latitude and longitude.

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Geography developed similar techniques when it came to measuring the heights of mountains, depths of the valleys, and expanse of the horizon.

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Geography discussed human geography and the planetary habitability of the Earth.

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Geography calculated the latitude of Kath, Khwarezm, using the maximum altitude of the Sun, and solved a complex geodesic equation to accurately compute the Earth's circumference, which was close to modern values of the Earth's circumference.

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