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When first looking at this question anyone would be forgiven for thinking that it would be quite easy to define geography based on our second level education but after researching geography I found that this was far from the truth When I went in search of a precise definition I realised that there were many contrasting views on geography but the one view that reoccurred was that no individual was 100 positive that their definition was correct The concept and scope of geography have undergone considerable change and it is highly unlikely that any definition would satisfy everyone Monkhouse This difficulty in finding a clear definition is emphasised by the Oxford Dictionary of Geography which states The discipline of geography has many interpretations and Brewer concurs with thie assessment commenting that Geography is a subject which defies concise definition 1973 Having noted these quotes I believe that it is the sheer vastness of geography that makes it so hard to quantify Cohen said there is no problem in this world that is exclusively geographical but there are few that are not in some way geographical I believe this statement says a lot about geography and I whole-heartedly agree with it If almost all the worlds problems are in some way geographical then the vastness of it is clear to be seen You may think I am spending too long on this what seems to be a trivial point but I believe it is very important that when asked to define something one must understand the size or difficulty of the job on hand A quote which really made me believe in the vastness of geography came from the renowned physicist Albert Einstein he said as a young man my fondest dream was to become a geographer I thought deeply and concluded it was too difficult a subject With some reluctance I turned to
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