Regional geography is all about studying given regions of the world. It covers all aspects of both the human and natural aspects of the given region.
Readings[edit | edit source]
- Wikipedia: History of geography#Regional_geography
- Geography* (the Wikiversity course)
*If you intend to take the full geography course, please navigate the pages of the course via the Geography page, which is organized into capital cities, physical geography lessons and quizzes.
History[edit | edit source]
Regional geography started out as an idea that geography should be broken up by region. This idea enjoyed its golden age with figures like Alfred Hettner, Vidal de la Blache, and Richard Hartshorne. The latter of these, however, wanted to divide all geography into regional geography. Since this is not feasible, there was a decline in this study at that point. However, as of late, regional geography has grown more favorable, as we have had more and more subjects that come up that have to be defined using regional geography.