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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Marcus Wong Year 8 Geography Geography was first systematically studied by the ancient Greeks, who also developed a philosophy of geography Geography: "The study of the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life and the effects of human activity." - Google Eratosthenes is the history's first geographer. This is because he was the first to write a comprehensive treatise about the world, called "Geography". This was the first use of the word, which literally means "writing about the earth" in Greek. Geography also introduced the climatic concepts of torrid, temperate, and frigid zones. Who was history's first geographer? An undergraduate-level geography degreewill usually last three or four years, dependingon the country of study, while masters programs take one or two years. Teaching methods will include lectures, seminars and field work, often involving extended trips to different locations Life as a Geographer: On a typical day geographer's tasks might include:Studying maps, satellite images, aerial photographsand making field observations in order to gather data.Using qualitative methods, including focus groups and interviews, and quantitative methods, such as statistical analysis in their research.Writing up and presenting research findings.Using geographic information software to create and modify maps, graphs or diagrams. 2 main branches of geography:1. Physical geography2. Human geography Other geographers include:Thales of MiletusHerodotusAristotleStraboPtolemy Eratosthenes Orgin of the word: Geography
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