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Geography as a Profession
Geography as a profession

Every geographer, sooner or later, gets asked what it is that they do for a living with a degree in geography. A typical discussion develops around comments and questions such as, You must like rocks and minerals, or Do you know all of the states and capitals? While I must admit to having a rock and mineral collection, I explain that this falls more into the realm of geology than geography. To complicate matters, I also admit to knowing all of the states and capitals, but I don't want to leave the inquirer with the impression that this is the only thing that geographers do. When confronted with a similar situation, Yi-Fu Tuan explained:

I start with a definition ...

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