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Study Questions: Chapter 1

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1. What are the core tools and methods that geographers have used to contextualize knowledge throughout the history of the discipline?

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2. How did the descriptions by early Chinese geographers differ from those of early European geographers and why?

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3. What are some of the key differences between when and how Chinese and European civilizations made, diffused, and used maps?

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4. What is the difference between “environmental determinism” and “possibilism”?

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5. What are some of the new components that have been incorporated into contemporary geography perspectives and subjects of analysis?

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