Geographia Polonica (1994) vol. 63

The place of geography in the studies on the Man and the Earth system

Leszek Starkel

Geographia Polonica (1994) vol. 63, pp. 13-20 | Full text

Abstract

The author discusses the place of geographical sciences in studies of the system "Man and the Earth". Nowadays this system is investigated by various disciplines starting from the earth and biological sciences upto physics, chemistry, economic, social, agricultural and technical sciences.The geographical sciences should try to keep their central position due to their wide perspectives, both spatial (regional) and historical (genetic).

Keywords: Man and Earth, environment, geography, ecosystem studies

Leszek Starkel [starkel@zg.pan.krakow.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-018 Krakow, Sw. Jana 22, Poland