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Spatial Thinking
Spatial thinking

The quintessential question that geographers ask is, Why is it like this, here? Biogeographers might wonder why a particular meadow has a certain composition of plant species. Political geographers might study how a new public policy affects residents in different parts of a city. Transportation geographers could ask questions about how the addition of a toll road will affect commuting patterns. Economic geographers might investigate why an industry becomes successful in one state and not another. Geographers who focus on natural hazards investigate why one small corner of Arkansas has hundreds of small earthquakes and how they affect people living in the region.

What these diverse geographical questions have in common is their connection to places and the patterns and processes that occur ...

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