Geography

What do you mean by “Naturalisation of Humans and Humanisation of Nature”?

In the early stages of human interaction with their natural environment, humans were greatly influenced by nature, as they had low levels of technology. They adapted to the dictates of Nature, listened to Nature, and were afraid of its fury and worshipped it. This happened because the level of technology was very low and the …

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Explain the concept of environmental determinism with suitable examples.

Determinism refers to the point of view supporting environmental control on human action. Accordingly, history, culture, lifestyle and stage of development of a social group, society, or nation are largely governed by the physical factors, (like terrain, climate, fauna and flora) of the environment. The determinists generally consider humans as passive agents. For example: Benda, …

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Give examples of how both physical and human phenomena are described in metaphors using symbols from the human anatomy.

There are various examples in the physical world where human symbols and metaphors are used: the ‘face’ of the earth ‘eye’ of the storm ‘mouth’ of the river ‘snout’ (nose) of the glacier ‘neck’ of the isthmus ‘profile’ of the soil. Villages, towns, and regions have been described as organisms. German geographers describe a country …

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Define ‘Human Geography’ in your own words. Mention any four fields of Human Geography.

Human geography defines the impact and behavior of people and their implications in the physical world. It includes religion, language, and government of people that vary across the world. It also discusses the standards of living and quality of life across the world. It shows the inter-relationship between the physical environment and socio-cultural environment created …

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Support the statement “Nature is extremely important to develop technology”.

Technology is being developed by humans for ages and with every passing day, technology keeps getting more developed. But this development depends on nature and natural products including wood, plastic, rubber, paper, etc. Without these products of nature, it is nearly impossible to bring about technological improvement. Technology indicates the level of cultural development of …

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What is environmental determinism?

Knowledge about Nature is extremely important to develop technology and technology loosens the shackles of the environment on human beings. 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 …

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