What Elements of the Arts and Sciences can be Involved in Geography?

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What Elements of the Arts and Sciences can be Involved in Geography

24th September, 2010

Geography is the study of the Earth’s landscapes, people, places, habitats and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. It puts the understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions - recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them.

Geography provides an ideal framework for relating other fields of knowledge. It is not surprising that those trained as geographers often contribute substantially to the applied management of resources and environments.
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Some of the most beautiful paintings that have been painted are those which are displaying the outside world. Painters, such as Cézanne and Van Gough have taken huge inspiration from what they see around them to create many exquisite compositions. This same idea could also be likened to all literature which, to any extent, describes the landscape where the novel or poem features.

The first form of Geography was Cartography (deriving from Greek chartis = map and graphein = write). The fundamental problems of traditional cartography were that they needed to convert something that was 3D (reality) ...

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