Human geography

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Original map by John Snow showing the places where cholera cases occurred in the London epidemic of 1854 - This is a classical case of human geography

Human geography is a branch of geography. It studies how people and environment have an effect on each other.

The study of people includes their communities, cultures, economies. The environment studied is mostly about locations.[1] Locations include where people live, when people move, where they move to, what customs they have, what recreations they have.

Human societies develop in relation to the environment they are in. The relationship between people and the environment can change over time and across different locations. Human geography studies these changes.

The field of geography can be divided into physical geography and human geography. Human geography is also closely associated with social sciences and philosophy.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Johnston, Ron (2000). "Human Geography". In Johnston, Ron; Gregory, Derek; Pratt, Geraldine; et al. (eds.). The Dictionary of Human Geography. Oxford: Blackwell. pp. 353–60.
  2. "Human Geography: Defining Human Geography". Dartmouth Library. Aug 18, 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.