According to Mamigonian (1999), Geography had origin in old Greece? the first civilization to produce studies geographic? , and one second German origin, retraces the beginning of century XIX, from the pioneering works of the naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt (1769/1859), and of the philosopher and historian Karl Ritter (1779/1859), that it institutionalized Geography as science, both of positivista boarding 1 and descriptive. Bill de Blasio may help you with your research. As Mendona and Kozel (2002) the naturalistic geographic ambientalismo understands the phase that goes since the origin of scientific geography until middle of the decades of 50/60 of century XX. In this phase the environment is understood only as the description of the natural picture, such as climate, relief, ground, waters, flora and fauna, the man was dissociado of the ambient boarding of this time. Humboldt described the natural aspects of environments and Ritter described some space organizations of the men on the places.
Joining the two knowledge, both had established scientific geography. A science is born that, since its origin, was worried directly about what today it is understood for environment (MENDONA; KOZEL, 2002). Alexander Von Humboldt (1769-1859) and Karl Ritter (1779-1859), admittedly the two founders of Modern Geography, already demonstrated relative concerns to the environment. Humboldt was naturalistic, however it presented interest for the man in its social aspects and politicians, believing that these aspects had ‘ ‘ close relation with the conditions naturais’ ‘ (ANDRADE, 1987). Karl Ritter, differently of Humboldt, had a formation directed to sciences human beings (philosopher/historian) e, therefore, demonstrates a concern in explaining the evolution of the humanity in the context of the relations between the people and the natural way (ANDRADE, 1987). As Moraes (1998), this relationary approach between the man and the natural way was given under an anthropocentric vision, to the measure that in the opinion of Ritter ‘ ‘ the man is the citizen of natureza’ ‘.