Geography Visual Artefact why do I want to study Geography ?

Personally, I like studying geography because it allows me to understand the link between the physical world and it's impacts on humans, bridging the gap between social and physical sciences. By learning about how people and their societies, economies, cultures vary as a result of their environment, I am able to think critically, research, and communicate my thoughts through writing and other means of communication independently. This provides me with the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills that are able to be transferred to a wide range of career choices , thus benefitting me in the search for employment.

Collage of photos taken in and around the Serre Chevalier valley in the south east of France. Photos taken between the 14th and the 17th of June 2015, by Jack Boylan

Whilst in the Alps, I looked at a variety of features of the land and how the were formed. as a result of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates colliding. Furthermore, erosion during the Miocene epoch caused as a result of glaciation formed steep valley walls with lower reliefs and moraines and scree (talus) slopes. This event influences the area to this day as while the traditional culture of farming, cheese making, and woodworking still existing in Alpine villages, the tourist industry has become the dominant industry in the area. This is of particular interest to me as I find it amazing that an event that occurred such a significantly long time ago still has the ability to influence people's everyday lives today. Potentially, without the influence of glacial erosion would there still be an interest to visit the area for leisure today ?

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