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origin of term "geography"
First appeared in 1542
Greek . . . geographia
Ge- = earth
-graphia = description
from graphein "write”
study of earth’s physical features and landforms
origin of term "geodesy"
First appeared in 1821
Geodesy . . . Surveying
Greek. geodaisia “division of the earth”
Ge- = earth
-daiein = divide
precise measurement of size and shape of earth (including its magnetic field)
origin of term "geomorphology"
Geomorphology “earth form”
Ge- = earth
-morphos = form
branch of geology studying features of surface of planets and their moons
origin of term "geophagy"
First appeared in 1850
Geophagy “dirt-eating”
Greek . . .geophagia from geotragia
Ge- = earth
-phagein = to eat
origin of term "geotectonic"
First use is in 1894
Geotectonic "building the earth,"
Greek tektonikos "pertaining to building
tekton (gen. tektonos) "builder, carpenter
what is "geology"
the science examining the Earth and its moon (as well as the other solid planets and their moons, together with the solid moons of gas planets). Geology describes both form and composition, together with past and present changes.