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ERIC Number: EJ1119336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1306-3065
Synergetic Paradigm of Geographical Science
Gorbanyov, Vladimir A.
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v11 n17 p10253-10263 2016
It is shown that in the last decades, geography has expanded so much, that it has lost its object of study. It was not clear, what the geographical science does, and, as a consequence, households have an extremely low level of geographical cultures and geographical education. Each geography is extremely isolated, has its own object of study. Especially the big gap still lies between the physical and socio-economic geography. As a result, each geographical science was so moving away from geography that actually merges with the adjacent sciences--physics, geology, economics, sociology, biology, political science etc. The paper discusses the ideas of the Soviet scientists V.A. Anuchin and N.K. Mukitanov. To prevent the situation, proposed as the object of study of geography to define the human environment. The environment was defined as an area where natural sphere (geographical envelope), anthropogenic (man-made) sphere and the social sphere interact with each other. At the same time narrow scientific branches, not in charge of environment, should move to the appropriate related sciences, is now actually happening. Thus, we propose a new geographical paradigm, where the geography will become less scattered, and will take single or synergetic nature.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia; USSR
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