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What is the difference between geology and geography?

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2010-08-21 09:59:00

"Geology_vs._Geography" id="Geology_vs._Geography">Geology vs.


Correction: Geology is the study of the origin, history, and

structure of the earth. The study of minerals is mineralogy. The

study of rocks is petrology. Mineralogy and petrology are

sub-disciplines of geology.

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One of the founders of geology thought the new science should be

called "natural geography."

This makes for an interesting comparison. Geology is to

geography what natural history is to history.

Geography deals with national borders and the lines that humans

have made on the earth. Geology deals with the natural structure of

the earth and the formation of it's rocks and minerals.

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