Geography: Bridging the Continents
is the science of relationship between the earth and human. This is
the basic definition of Geography. But Geography is not only a science
of relationship. Geography also has meaning of evaluation, interpretation,
awareness and analysis. With all this meaning Geography is the "Queen
of the all sciences".
the historical eras, people use the science of Geography to explore
the World. While the first discoveries were in their own environment,
as time progressed, human trips to discover other environments as
well. These discoveries, sometimes made for the "wonder" but are often
realized the needs.
the Little Ice Age period, under the heavy climatic conditions people
have traveled to unknown regions of the world to search for new sources.
Thus, in a sense, the adverse climatic conditions seen in the Little
Ice Age caused the beginning of the era of discoveries. And so Geography
made the continents and human come together.
The fact that Istanbul is located at the junction of the continents
constitutes the most important point of this great meaning. The
34. International Geographical Congress, which will be organized for
the first time in Istanbul where the continents meets, will host the
most accurate way of realizing this historical meaning of the Geography.
Thus, all colleagues in all continents will meet in Istanbul.