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Murphy, Alexander B.

Geography: Why It Matters

Murphy, Alexander B. - Geography: Why It Matters, ebook

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Ever since humans sketched primitive maps in the dirt, the quest to understand our surroundings has been fundamental to our survival. Studying geography revealed that the earth was round, showed our ancestors where to plant crops, and helped them appreciate the diversity of the planet.

Today, the world is changing at an unprecedented pace, as a result of rising sealevels, deforestation, species extinction, rapid urbanization, and mass migration.Modern technologies havebrought people from across the globe into contact with each other, with enormous political and cultural consequences.As a subject concerned with how people, environments, and places are organized and interconnected, geography provides a critical window into where things happen, why they happen where they do, and how geographical context influences environmental processes and human affairs. These perspectives make the study of geography more relevant than ever, yetit remains little understood.

In this engrossing book,Alexander B. Murphy explainswhy geography is so important to the current moment.

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Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Why It Matters
Page amount
140 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509523047
Printed ISBN
9781509523016

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