Topics in GeographyBranches of Geography: Physical and Environmental Geography Geography Scheme of Work, SS1, First Term Geography Scheme of Work, SS1, Second Term Geography Scheme of Work, SS1, Third Term Classification | Types of Planets and their Characteristics Planets of the Solar System with their Characteristics Functions of the Atmosphere Layers of the Atmosphere Solar System in Geography Atmosphere: Composition of the Atmosphere Geography, Types and Branches of Geography Characteristics and Examples of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks
Academic Questions in Geography
Sedimentary rocks are formed from the following processes EXCEPT _____.
A. By the transformation of a protolith
B. By the transportation and subsequent deposition of weathered remains of pre-existing rocks
C. By the accumulation and lithification of detrital rocks
D. By their precipitation from solution
E. By processes resulting from biogenic activity
F. All of the above
The following are examples of igneous rock EXCEPT _____.
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Geography is a scientific field that studies the earth's surface, ecosystems and environments, including the relationship between man and these environments.
The branches of geography may also be referred to as 'types of geography'. Generally, we have three branches or types of geography. These are:
In this article, we will focus on the physical and environmental branches of geography.
Physical geography, also referred to as physiography, deals with the physical characteristics and features of the earth, including the inner layers of the earth.
Physical geography has the following branches:
Bio-geography is divided into plant geography, animal geography and human ecology.
Please read on Ecology and Branches of Ecology here.
Geomorphology also include the study of various landforms, their origin and development; (for instance, land may be formed through the transportation and deposition process of water, wind and glaciers).
Additionally, Geomorphology helps us understand the wearing out these landforms through erosion, thus resulting in their subsequent disappearance.
Please read more on Soil Erosion here.
Note: The lithosphere is solid part or layer of the earth's surface.
Please more on the Lithosphere and other Ecological Concepts here.
Other branches of physical geography include:
Environmental geography deals with the study of the relationship between humans and their immediate environment, including the outcomes of this relationship.
Environmental geography helps us to further understand how the various human activities on an area can affect such area. In addition, environmental geography encompasses the causes and spread of diseases that had resulted from environmental activities.
Finally, environmental geography has helped us to better understand how certain human activities can negatively impact the human environment.
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Amazing facts in Geography
Earth is the only planet that contains water on it's surface. In fact, the percentage of water on Earth is greater than that of land.
Salt water or Saline water makes up about 97% of Earth's water. It comprises majorly of ocean and sea waters
Metal actually rains on planet Venus
Planet Mars appear brownish/red because it's covered with iron rust.
China is the largest emitter of carbon IV oxide (CO2) in our world today
There are over 125 billion galaxies in our universe. Our galaxy (called the milky way) has about 100-400 billion stars.
The 🌞 sun is actually a 🌟 star; and a single star can be 100 times bigger than the earth.
It is estimated that 50% of all gold ever mined on Earth came from South Africa.
Infact, it came from a single plateau in South Africa called Witwatersrand
We have 7 continents. All the 7 continents ends with the alphabet that began it.
The continents are:
- North America
- South America
Instabul is a city in Turkey. It's the only city that lies between two continents. Instabul lies between Europe and Asia
It is believed that the Amazon rainforest is responsible for producing about 20% of earth's oxygen.
Please read on tropical rainforest here.
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