Chapter 9: Primary Industries and Rural Landscapes

Chapter 9: Primary Industries and Rural Landscapes

Introducing California’s Economic Activities and Human Landscapes

Economic geography is the study of how people make their living and how their economic systems are spatially related and connected. Another definition includes the spatial variation of activities related to producing, exchanging, and consuming goods and services. Once again, you can see how our approach in geography is different from most other fields of study. It incorporates so much from a wide range of disciplines, but it has a location and space perspective. This is why an understanding of California’s diverse rural and urban populations and landscapes requires knowledge of the economic geography within these regions.

Chapter 9 Appendix

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