Key Themes in Human Geography You probably already know this, but… http://geog.tamu.edu/sarah/humangeog.html
Key Themes Disclaimer… Review of key themes Resources Questions
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Key Themes in Human Geography Nature of …Two Perspectives PopulationMalthus / DTM Cultural Patterns…Diffusion AgricultureVon Thunen IndustrializationWeber/Economic Sector Theory Cities…Central Place Theory
Agriculture and Rural Land Use Von Thunen’s Model of Land Use Market $$$ $$ $ $/2 1/21 5 10 Land.50 $5 $20 $35 Transportation Costs Intensity of production and type of land use varies with distance from the market. How about in the real world?
Industrialization & Development Weber’s Model –Transport costs –Labor costs –Economies of scale Economic Sector Theory –Primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary –Rise and fall of sectors with development Least cost location
Sectors of the Economy Primary Secondary Tertiary Quaternary Time Percent of Workforce
Cities and Urban Land Use Central Place Theory –Central Place: a town or city that provides a common location for obtaining goods and services –Market Area: the hinterland (surrounding area) served by a central place –Range: the distance a customer will travel for a specific good or service –Threshold: purchasing power of customers/consumers that supports provision of good or service