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Human Geography Nature and Scope

Human Geography Nature and Scope

As we study the fundamental of physical geography in the previous class in which we studied the chapter on Nature of geography and physical geography. Similarly here we study this chapter to introduce human geography to ourself. That is what is the nature and scope of it.

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY IS THE STUDY OF CHANGING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE UNRESTING MAN AND THE UNSTABLE EARTH. -Ellen C. Semple

  • As physical geography studies physical environment while human geography studies “the relationship between the physical and human worlds.

According to Ratzel,

HUMANGEOGRAPHYISTHESYNTHETICSTUDY OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN SOCIETY AND THE EARTH SURFACE.

NATURE OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

  • It studies the inter-relationship between the physical environment and socio-cultural environment created by human beings through mutual interaction with each other.

Example-

  1. Houses, Villages, cities, road, rail network, industries, farms, port, item of our daily use and all other elements of material created by a human using the resources provided by the physical environment.

Naturalisation of human and humanisation of nature

  • Human being interact with the physical environment by the help of technology
  • Technology indicates the level of culture and society.
  • A human being was able to develop technology after they developed a better understanding of natural laws.

For example- by the understanding of the concept of friction and heat helped us to discover the fire. Similarly understanding the secrets of DNA and genetics enabled us to concure many deseases.

Field and subfield of human geography

To explain the relationship between all elements of human life and space they occur over.

Human geography assumes a highly interdisciplinary nature.

  • Social Geography
  • Urban geography
  • Political Geography
  • Population geography
  • Settlement geography
  • Economic geography