We’re celebrating Geography Awareness Week at Gustavus!
So what is Geography and what do Geographers study?
Geography is a lot more than identifying capitals and countries on maps! Geographers study places, global change, and human-environment interactions in order to develop a broad, integrated understanding of the earth as the home of humanity. Geographers bridge the social and natural sciences to examine critical issues such as environmental degradation, economic development, globalization, migration, urbanization, population growth, natural hazards, climate change, and land-use change. The study of geography is particularly relevant to understanding the diversity of places and regions, the relations between societies and the natural environment, and the relationships between global and local processes.
Website-of-the-Day for Monday: NASA’s Earth Observatory “Image of the Day”