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GEOGRAPHY OF THE NORTHEASTERN STATES
OUTLINE OF THE DOMAIN OF GEOGRAPHY ( explanation)
Definition - study of the earth interacting with man often interpreted from a spatial interpretation which affects the economy and emphasizes location, place, regions, movement, and relationships. Maps represent graphically the earth's surface.
- LOCATION - place name, relative location (near what), mathematical location - weather, seasons, time zones
- Exact Location - latitude and longitude
- Relative Location - location in relationship to something else (near, between, north of)
- PLACE - regions characterized by business and economy, alliances and allies
- Natural features - trees, soil, plant and animal life, natural resources, mountains, lakes, rivers, coastlines, beaches, peninsula, islands, climate, weather, seasons, elevation, rainfall, natural and archaeological wonders, dinosaurs
- Human features - churches, barns, city buildings, homes, malls, monuments, forts, public structures, public and private lands
- REGIONS - physical land features (mountains, hills, lowlands, uplands, coastal plains, plains, river valleys, forests, salt marshes, swamps, beaches) and human characteristics or attributes including culture
- MOVEMENT - settlement patterns; trade, transportation of products and goods, movement of people (settling, vacationing), movement of ideas
- RELATIONSHIPS - How do people interact with the land? How do people affect the ecosystems by cutting down trees and building homes and bridges. How does building dams and reservoirs affect the environment? How does mining affect the land and air in the environment with industrial waste and gases? How does the saving of public land and creation of wildlife refuges protect the area? [oceans - waterpower, food, seaports, shipbuilding] How does the region look over time (changes in life forms from prehistoric time; changes in climate with glaciers creates topographic features
MAINE (see also: Maine history) [children's books in or about Maine]
NEW HAMPSHIRE (see also: New Hampshire history) [children's books in or about New Hampshire]
VERMONT (see also: Vermont history) [children's books in or about Vermont]
MASSACHUSETTS history * and MASSACHUSETTS geography * sites
[children's * books in or about Massachusetts] [contact with * native peoples]
RHODE ISLAND (see also: Rhode Island history) [children's books in or about Rhode Island]
CONNECTICUT (see also: Connecticut history) [children's books in or about Connecticut]
NEW YORK (see also: New York history) [children's books in or about New York]
PENNSYLVANIA (see also: Pennsylvania history) [children's books in or about Pennsylvania]
- Government of Pennsylvania (see: 974.8)
- History of Pennsylvania (see: 974.8)
- Philadelphia - area covered bridges
NEW JERSEY (see also: New Jersey history) [children's books in or about New Jersey]
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