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 Form 1 Geography Online Lessons on Introduction to Geography

Definitions of terms and the branches of Environment

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Definitions of terms:
Geography - Scientific study of the earth as a home of man.
- Study of interrelationship on natural and human phenomena on the earth’s surface.
Environment - The surroundings
- All external conditions surrounding an organism which has influence over its behaviour.
Environment can be divided into two:
1. The Physical Environment - Natural physical conditions of weather, climate, vegetation, animals, soil, landforms and drainage.
2. The Human Environment - Human activities such as farming, forestry, mining, tourism, settlement,
transportation, trade and industry.