The Teaching of Geography

The Teaching of Geography (Paperback)

By William James Sutherland 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0217611540
EAN: 9780217611541
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 130
Publish Date: 2010-10-14
Binding: Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II. Geographic Conditions And Effects, Or Controls And Eesponses. TOPICS TO BE CONSIDERED. The importance of geographical environment; what power man has over environment. A classification of the factors or controls of environment; a brief discussion of each. Illustrations of man's modification of environment; induced definitions of control and response; geography a study of controls and responses. The old geography gave little intimation of the relationship that exists between controls and responses. Arbitrary facts characterized its teaching. There was little suggestion that the modifications and distributions of life, and the industries and characteristics of peoples, were responses to the guidance of surrounding forces, or geographic influences. Such a view of geography robs it of its richness and reduces the subject from a science to the mere data of relationship. Life is everywhere conditioned by environment. Historic events, business transactions, and industrial operations all have place relations and are subject to conditions embodied in their physical surroundings. This precludes noother element in the setting of the event, for there are time relations, legal relations, and several other classes of non-material environmental elements, which in the present discussion are simply waived the more clearly to see the physical stratum, is the statement of George D. Hubbard. Man can modify his environment, physical and social, but he cannot re-create it. So if reservoirs or streams are convenient, he can irrigate arid lands; if old waterways are discovered, canals are quite feasible; if a river current is too weak to carry its load and so obstructs commerce, jetties are practicable. In the most successful endeavor, men must consider well both the fa...
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Title: The Teaching of Geography
Publisher: General Books
Author: William James Sutherland
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0217611540
EAN: 9780217611541
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 130
Publish Date: 2010-10-14
Binding: Paperback

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