• BASIC CONCEPTS OF ECONOMICS
    ECONOMICS

    BASIC CONCEPTS OF ECONOMICS

    The subject Economics has no specific definition. It has been defined in many ways by various economists as a social science which studies human beings and their behaviour. Some of the definitions given by some of the experts in the subject are: Alfred Marshal defined economics as “A study of mankind in the ordinary business of life.” This definition simply emphasises that economics have something to do with the study of human beings in relations to their daily economic activities. Adam Smith saw it as “An inquiry into the nature and causes of wealth of nations.” To him economics is all about the making of wealth. Adam Smith was the…

  • BIOLOGY AS AN INQUIRY IN SCIENCE
    BIOLOGY

    BIOLOGY AS AN INQUIRY IN SCIENCE

    Definition of Science and Biology Science is defined as a systematic process of making enquiry about the living and non-living things in our environment. Human beings have always been so curious to know more about the existence of things around them especially those which have to do with the ones that have life, hence the study of biology.   Biology: The term biology is coined from two Greek words – bios meaning life and logos meaning to study. Hence biology can simply be defined as the study of life. In other words, it is defined as the study of plants and animals.   BRANCHES OF BIOLOGY Biology is basically grouped…

  • THE RELEVANCE OF GEOGRAPHY FOR SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
    PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

    THE RELEVANCE OF GEOGRAPHY FOR SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

    Geography is both a natural science and social science; it forms an interdisciplinary bridge to be sure, individual geographers tend to emphasize different aspects of the spatial world. Some geographers focus in physical geography by devoting their study to such patterns as climate, vegetation, soils, and landforms, while others focus on patterns resulting from human activities and characteristics. Among the later, economic, social, and political geographers, investigate such problems as agricultural land use, settlement patterns boundary disputes, the trade areas of cities, cultural diffusion, the incidence of pollution and the perception of the environment. Geography is concerned with the patterns of phenomena and the processes that created them. Therefore, there…

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