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Physical Geography: Making Sense of Planet Earth--Physical Geographic Influences on the Development of Human Societies

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In program seven, Dr. Alex Murphy, using historical examples and present-day case histories, guides viewers through both sides of the argument known as environmental determinism. This episode seeks the answers to one of the great debates in geography: "How much does place or physical geography determine human development?" Part of the "Physical Geography: Making Sense of Planet Earth" series.

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