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Geography is about Earth’s land, water, and air. It’s also about Earth’s living things, especially people. The word comes from Greek. Geo means “Earth.” And graphy means “writing or description.”
Physical geographers study landforms, water, soil, and climate. They also study how living things are spread out across the planet. Human geographers explore the ways people interact with the environment. They may be city or environmental planners. They may also be transportation experts or market researchers. Read on to learn the role of geography and geographers in Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital.