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Doing Geography
Doing Geography
Introduction

Geography surrounds us. We drive, fly, and walk, over and through it. At the same time, it is distant: geography is the landscapes beyond the horizon, the intriguing distance between here and there. So far I have been answering the question ‘What is geography?’ by looking at what geographers are interested in. This chapter looks at how they undertake their work. There are some specific practices associated with geography. The best known is mapping. Other activities closely allied with geography are travelling, fieldwork and connecting the human with the natural landscape. There are many more. After all, if we accept that geography is the world discipline, then its methods will be countless. However, this definition also allows us to distil the four ...

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