Morning at the beach in Doha, Qatar. In this predominantly Muslim country the women in this photo adhere to specific customs of dress. While some Western observers may fixate on the difference between this and other beach attire, geographers might also note that it's a common among many cultures for families to visit the beach to swim and relax, and each culture has specific clothing they believe is appropriate for the beach. 2007 photo by Tim Scharks.
Welcome to the online textbook for Introduction to Geography. Here you'll find chapters covering a broad range of physical and human geography capturing the essence of the discipline. Chapters are linked at bottom.