Geography as a Discipline – Physical Geography
Question: Explain – Geography concerned with three sets of question.
Answer: The base of geographical study depends on three sets of question: ‘What’, ‘Where’ and ‘Why’.
- What: this word in geographical study is very much important. For example whatever discussions are taken into consideration is related to the question ‘what’. In geographical study identification of patterns of natural or cultural features are important. Here automatically question (what) comes. Like what are the main features of landforms.
- Where: Whatever geographical study is going on, this question automatically comes. For example the geographical discussion is related to black soil. Here automatically question comes – where are these black soil found?
- Why: this is an another important question very much related with the geographical study. Any kinds of geographical explanation is the result of this question (why). For example the discussion point is black soil and here question comes – why this soil is black in colour?
Question: Explain geography as a discipline of special synthesis.
Answer: Geography is a discipline of special synthesis. It includes ‘spatial synthesis’ or ‘temporal synthesis’. Here every synthesis consists of scientific explanation.
- Spatial synthesis: