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Physical Geography

Definition: The branch of Geography concerned with natural features and phenomena of the earth's surface, as landforms, drainage features, climates, soils, and vegetation.

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Human Geography

Definition: The study of the interaction between human beings and their environment in particular places and across spatial areas.

BBC Bitesize - Human Geography

BBC Bitesize - Geography:

Includes topics of:

  • Physical Geography:
    • Coastal landscapes
    • Natural hazards
  • Human Geography:
    • Urban environments
    • Population and migration
  • Geographical Skill:
    • OS maps
    • Atlas skills

General Resources

When you think of geography, you may think of maps and countries. Although geography does include these things, there’s more to the field of geography than just maps. In fact, geography is such a broad category that it has subfields, including physical geography and human geography.


Physical and Human Geography: How to differentiate between a physical or human environment.


Physical or Human Geography?: Guess which environment you are looking at.

Reference Generator:

It is important you show your teacher you used a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

sample bibliography for 3 resources provided on this page would look like:

BBC 2017, Geography, BBC Bitesize, accessed 18 May 2017, <http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrw76sg>.

Craghan, M 2003, Physical geography, Prentice Hall, Hoboken, N.J.

Gedge, D 2016, What is Geography?, 27 October, accessed 18 May 2017, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re-GGxfJ6yg>.