Cracow, Poland

Faculty of Geography and Geology

Wydział Geografii i Geologii

Subject area: physical science, environment
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The faculty, established in 2017, consists of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Management and the Institute of Geological Sciences. It offers first- and second-cycle study programmes in Geography, Spatial E-Management, and Geology as well as PhD programmes.
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Geography (from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth. The first person to use the word "γεωγραφία" was Eratosthenes (276–194 BC). Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of the Earth and its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but how they have changed and come to be.
Geology (from the Ancient Greek γῆ, gē, i.e. "earth" and -λoγία, -logia, i.e. "study of, discourse") is an earth science concerned with the solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change over time. Geology can also refer to the study of the solid features of any terrestrial planet or natural satellite, (such as Mars or the Moon).
The unique purpose of geography is to seek comprehension of the variable character of areas in terms of all the interrelated features which together form that variable character.
Richard Hartshorne (1958) Perspective on the nature of geography. p. 20.
Since my youth geography has been for me the primary object of study. When I was engaged in it, having applied the considerations of the natural and geometric sciences, I liked, little by little, not only the description of the earth, but also the structure of the whole machinery of the world, whose numerous elements are not known by anyone to date.
Gerardus Mercator (1578), Introduction to Ptolemy's Geography
Kant, the great German master of logical thought, gave geography its place in the over-all framework of organized, objective knowledge.
Encyclopaedia Britannica (1973) Vol 10, p. 153.
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