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What is geography?

Geography is the study of the Earth, its physical features, atmosphere, resources, and how humans interact with and impact the environment.

What are the two main branches of geography?

The two main branches of geography are physical geography and human geography.

What is physical geography?

Physical geography focuses on the natural features and processes of the Earth, such as landforms, climate, and ecosystems.

What is human geography?

Human geography studies human populations, their cultures, activities, and interactions with the environment.

Why is geography considered an important subject?

Geography helps us understand the world around us, including the physical environment, cultures, economies, and global issues.

What are some tools and techniques used in geography?

Maps, globes, satellite imagery, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and remote sensing are some tools and techniques used in geography.

What are the five themes of geography?

The five themes of geography are location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region.

What is the difference between absolute and relative location?

Absolute location refers to the precise coordinates of a place on the Earth's surface, while relative location describes a place in relation to other landmarks or features.

What is the difference between weather and climate?

Weather refers to short-term atmospheric conditions in a specific area, while climate refers to long-term weather patterns over a larger region.

What are the layers of the Earth's atmosphere?

The layers of the Earth's atmosphere, from closest to furthest, are the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, and exosphere.

What is the difference between a map and a globe?

A map is a two-dimensional representation of the Earth's surface, while a globe is a three-dimensional model of the Earth.

What is the concept of latitude?

Latitude is the angular distance north or south of the equator, measured in degrees.

What is the concept of longitude?

Longitude is the angular distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees.

What are the major continents of the world?

The major continents of the world are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Australia/Oceania, and South America.

What are some examples of natural disasters?

Examples of natural disasters include earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis.

What is geography?

Geography is the study of the Earth, its physical features, atmosphere, resources, and how humans interact with and impact the environment.

What are the two main branches of geography?

The two main branches of geography are physical geography and human geography.

What is physical geography?

Physical geography focuses on the natural features and processes of the Earth, such as landforms, climate, and ecosystems.

What is human geography?

Human geography studies human populations, their cultures, activities, and interactions with the environment.

Why is geography considered an important subject?

Geography helps us understand the world around us, including the physical environment, cultures, economies, and global issues.

What are some tools and techniques used in geography?

Maps, globes, satellite imagery, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and remote sensing are some tools and techniques used in geography.

What are the five themes of geography?

The five themes of geography are location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region.

What is the difference between absolute and relative location?

Absolute location refers to the precise coordinates of a place on the Earth's surface, while relative location describes a place in relation to other landmarks or features.

What is the difference between weather and climate?

Weather refers to short-term atmospheric conditions in a specific area, while climate refers to long-term weather patterns over a larger region.

What are the layers of the Earth's atmosphere?

The layers of the Earth's atmosphere, from closest to furthest, are the troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, and exosphere.

What is the difference between a map and a globe?

A map is a two-dimensional representation of the Earth's surface, while a globe is a three-dimensional model of the Earth.

What is the concept of latitude?

Latitude is the angular distance north or south of the equator, measured in degrees.

What is the concept of longitude?

Longitude is the angular distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees.

What are the major continents of the world?

The major continents of the world are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Australia/Oceania, and South America.

What are some examples of natural disasters?

Examples of natural disasters include earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis.

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