Intro to Geography

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Introduction to Geography
Research paper week 7 I learned more than I anticipated while studying the Introduction to Geography. There are Four Geographic Traditions; Earth Science Tradition, Culture-Environment Tradition, Location Tradition and Area Analysis Tradition. The Earth Science Tradition covers physical geography such as landforms, natural resources, weather and climate. I found the text on natural resources to be very helpful, informative and important for our current economy. The Culture-Environment Tradition discusses population geography, spatial interaction and culture geography. During one of the class discussions about population I learned that in just 22 hours the world population increased by more than 233,000 people.
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Hurricanes are just one of many natural disasters that are caused by the weather. You also have blizzards which is the occurrence of high winds and heavy snow.” (Introduction to Geography, Getis, page 98) “Weather signs are used to warn people on the road about the following winter weather advisories and warnings; snow, wind chill, ice storm, freezing rain, winter weather, winter storm, blizzard warning and heavy snow warning.” (whathappensnow.com) Thanks to these signs and our ability to predict the weather people can be aware of dangerous weather conditions and react appropriately to remain safe. The website whathappensnow.com is a great resource that has information for all natural disasters as well as contact information for car accidents, fire, health and travel. “What happens now is the only website that takes the human experience and combines it with lots of life and mixes it up to find the best advice Americans have on life.” (whathappensnow.com) There are so many resources to take advantage of when it comes to being prepared for weather and what affects you in your climate. The topic of natural resources is my favorite. “Resource is defined as naturally occurring, exploitable material that a society perceives to be useful to its economic and material well-being.” (Introduction to Geography, Getis, page 119) Being aware of our resources especially the non-renewable ones, I feel, is vital for maintaining our

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