30 грудня 2020 р.

 

Favorite geography!

Happy New Year!

 

You are the oldest of the sciences, that has a very complex and interesting history of formation. On the long journey of your birth, you searched for yourself, your field of study, your place in the family with other scientific fields, and finally found it. Today you have a clearly defined outline, a clear area of ​​research. Like other scientific fields, you study the organization of a certain part of the environment associated with our planet, where abiota, biota and anthropota are intertwined, forming a geographical environment (geographical unity). The priority of space as the basis of geography, the location of various phenomena in it is a thing of the past. Now the leading place is the concept of organization, and it is a geotic organization. It is represented by complex adaptive formations - geoholons or geoorg, which are manifested at several hierarchical levels. An important feature of this concept is that these units are able to produce information. In this way, you become almost a leading scientific field, connected not only with the planet Earth, but also with other planets, where there is a possibility of such an organization. We wish you further success on your way! 



10 грудня 2020 р.

Article review «Dimensions of Landscape Storytelling» by Annie Palone

 

Oleksa Kovalyov (Nomad)

Article review «Dimensions of Landscape Storytelling» by Annie Palone

 

Annie Palone

May 1, 2012

Environmental Readings: Theory

       URL - https://www.academia.edu/3636099/Dimensions_of_Landscape_Storytelling

 

I was interested in Annie Palone's work, "Dimensions of Landscape Storytelling" in which the author addresses to a number of important landscape issues, some of which I have highlighted in my publications. So I decided to read this work and comment on some of the judgments of the lady Annie. I will touch only on general issues concerning the understanding of the landscape, its nature. The author's views on the influence of cultures, languages, and living conditions on the perception of the environment are considered important. But at the beginning of the text there is a statement with which I cannot agree. The first is the following: «Different societies understand and relate to landscapes differently …» (р. 1).