Human Geography Through the Corridors of Time

1. In Early Colonial period, the approach was exploratory, and emphasis was on encyclopedic description of the area with interests exploring new areas

2. In the Later Colonial period, regional analysis gain importance with elaborate description of regions was undertaken.

3. From 1930 till the inter war period, areal differentiation where focus was uniqueness of any region and understanding how and why it was different from others.

4. From late 1950s to late 1960s, spatial organization focused on analysis and understanding of the distinct characteristics, patterns, and processes that exist within different spatial units, such as countries, regions, or localities with help of laws of physics and computers