Geography

Examine the concept of ‘Possibilism’ with suitable examples.

With the passage of time, people begin to understand their environment and the forces of nature. With social and cultural development, humans develop better and more efficient technology. They move from a state of necessity to a state of freedom. They create possibilities with the resources obtained from the environment. The human activities create cultural…

Explain the concept of environmental determination with examples.

In the early stages of their interaction with their natural environment, humans were greatly influenced by it. They adapted to the dictates of nature. This is so because the level of technology was very low and the stage of human social development was also primitive. This type of interaction between primitive human society and strong…

“Physical environment has been greatly modified by human beings, it has also, in turn impacted human lives.” Explain the statement.

Human geography deals with the inter-relationship between the physical environment and socio-cultural environment created by human beings through mutual interactions with each other. ‘‘The physical environment like landforms, soils, climate, water, natural vegetation and diverse flora and fauna has been greatly modified by human beings, in turn it has also impacted human lives’’. This statement…

“The period from 1951 to 1981 is referred to as a phase of population explosion in India.” Substantiate the statement.

The decades 1951-1981 are referred to as the period of population explosion in India, which was caused by a rapid fall in the mortality rate but a high fertility rate of population in the country. During this period, the population of India grew from 361 million in 1951 to 683 million in 1981. There was…

“Human beings are directly dependent on nature for resources which sustain them.” Examine the statement.

There is direct dependence of human beings on nature for resources which sustain them. The physical environment for such societies becomes the ‘‘Mother Nature’’. Nature is a powerful source, worshipped, revered and conserved. Human beings are directly dependent on nature for resources which sustain them. They create possibilities with the resources obtained from the environment….