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Integral Geography: Space, Place and Perspective

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Date Added: Mon, Oct 02 2006
By: Brian Eddy

Keywords: AQAL; ecosystems modeling; GIS; holons; Integral Geography; mapping; perspectives

Considering the role of space and place in Integral Ecology is presented as the concept of Integral Geography. First, an ecological AQAL model is proposed to situate the diverse scientific disciplines used in geography, giving equal consideration for their respective contributions in knowledge and understanding of the world. Second, a model for incorporating perspectives provided in the arts and humanities is proposed in situating scientific understanding in relation to aesthetic and cultural aspects of “being and becoming.” Third, a Geographical Information System (GIS) based map model illustrates how biophysical and social realities can be viewed and analyzed from a geographical perspective as “Integral places.”

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