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Geography and History in the Iraq War - Geography Shapes the Course of Iraq War The course of the Iraq War has been shaped immensely by the geography of the region for nearly 40 years. The movement of Iraq forces throughout the region, for better or worse, has had many effects on the way in which the way has gone. For instance, these forces often threatened certain resources needed by many countries and regions. The result of this was often war or conflict, concluding in a devastating amount of casualties. This also left Iraq with debt as well as very low resources such as food and water....   [tags: Geography] 1255 words
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The Various Types of Geography- Human, Physical, Children, and Health Geography - Geography is the study of the earth in all its variety; it deals with the human geography, environment geography and the physical geography. Geography is natural in everyone’s lives. It is all around us helping to instill consideration for the world, its environments and its peoples. Geography prepares us to have a better understanding of our individual world and the global world in spatial term. Furthermore, Geography assist us with getting to and from work, It also help with our traveling plans to other states and international countries around the world....   [tags: geography] 989 words
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Geography’s Impact on Culture and Society - Geography’s Impact on Culture and Society When studying ancient civilizations and the beginning societies in the world, the geography has shaped its story significantly. Depending on the location of the civilization society, whether or not water was nearby was crucial for its survival. With trade networks, metals, foods, and languages were spread. Weapons were able to be formed from these metals which led to a stronger military. Mountain ranges formed the boundaries of civilizations. Geography greatly impacted Asia, Africa and Europe....   [tags: Geography ]
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Urban Geography: Chile - Chilean Landscape Chile is located along the southwestern coast of South America and has the Andes Mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. The landscape in Chile offers diversity from deserts, forests, rivers, glaciers and valleys. Chile has three different climate zones and they experience a variety of seasons to support their primary sector of agriculture and produce variety of fruits including grapes to manufacture wine. ("Chile facts and," 2007) Population Density: Urban or Rural....   [tags: Geography ]
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History and Geography of the Great Lakes - There is no denying the presences of the Great Lakes, not only are they unavoidable, but they have also been a major player in the growing of civilization in North America and Canada. A person would have to live under a rock, no pun intended, to not know about these phenomenons. Most would ask from where did these Great Lakes come. How did they form. How are they beneficial. What are some of the Great Lakes here. A Great Lake is an extremely large inland freshwater sea, which is amazing since we are surround by oceans occupied with salt water....   [tags: Geography, Environment]
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A Critical Review of Recent Developments in Qualitative Human Geography Methods - “Qualitative research is used to gain insight into people’s attitudes, behaviour, value systems, concerns, motivation, aspirations, cultures or lifestyles.” (Ereaut G. 2007) Human Geographers continue to adopt backbone qualitative methods of qualitative research including the study of texts, the conduction of interviews, engagement in ethnography and the use of focus groups. Davies and Dwyer (2007) contend there are changes in the way they (qualitative research) are being conceived and carried out, and related to this there are transformations in the way these methods are being used to make claims to understanding and intervening in the world (Davies and Dwyer 2007)....   [tags: Geography ]
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Japan's History and Geography - There is a country in the Pacific Rim and that country is Japan. Throughout this paper we will explore the topics of Japan’s history, government, economy, geography and topography, and Japans culture and customs. As we learn and explore these topics I leave this note fore the reader, “I hope I get a good score on this paper” (Sanne, page 1). Please enjoy the essay into which I poured my blood, tears, and valuable time. First off let me take back through time. Watch your step as you now proceed to the earliest time in Japan’s history, the Jomon era....   [tags: geography, Japan, ] 1148 words
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The History of Geography in Lithuania - The beginning of the history of geography in Lithuania is reaching as far as the times of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (12-18th century) and is mostly connected with one of the oldest Universities in Northern Europe - Vilnius University, established in 1579. For this reason geography as a science has deep traditions in Lithuania. One of the most influential organizations to the development of modern geography in the country is the Lithuanian Geographical Society, which was established in 1934 and, despite various turmoil, has managed to survive until today....   [tags: Geography, Science History]
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The Physical Geography of Kalamazoo - ... The riverbanks are typically low roughly two to six feet high and has extensive flood plains along the main channel. The actual full river Kalamazoo river system contains over five hundred and thirty two linear miles of of streams. Along with the main river that is the Kalamazoo, there are two large rivers that flow into the Kalamazoo river system. These rivers are the Rabbit river and the Battle Creek River. The Rabbit river is roughly forty six and a half mile long miles long. The bottom of the Rabbit is primarily made up of sand, silt, and clay....   [tags: Michigan, geography, agriculture] 2563 words
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Geography: Regions of Canada - Chapter 1: Regions of Canada describe regionalism and how it divides countries, specifically Canada, naturally into six regions: British Columbia, Western Canada, Territorial North, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada. These regions have been divided in a manner that correlates ‘like spaces’ in regards to human and physical geography (Bone, p.6) along with Canada’s historical development. The second key feature of chapter 1 describes Canada’s faultlines and they’re affects on Canada’s regional divide....   [tags: geography, culture, population] 820 words
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Health Geography - Health geography can offer a spatial understanding of a population’s health, the distribution of disease in an area, and the environment’s result on health and disease. Health geography also deals with accessibility to health care and health care providers. This is also considered a sub discipline of humane geography; nevertheless, it requires a perceptive of the other fields such as epidemiology, climatology. Although health care is a great public superior, it is not pure. However, it is not equally available to all individual....   [tags: Health geography, Health, geography, ] 429 words
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Culture and Geography effects of the Mississippi River - The culture of the Mississippi River has an effect on geography and in turn geography impacts the culture along the Mississippi River. The geography of the Mississippi River provided early settlers with the natural resources to survive and thrive. At the same time the aggressive expansion of culture significantly impacted the Mississippi River’s region. History of settlement along the Mississippi River illustrates the fact that the geography of the river is a natural attraction to settlers. Archeological evidence establishes that Native Americans occupied land and developed civilizations along the Mississippi River as early as 10,000 B.C.E....   [tags: United States, Geography] 1030 words
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The Economic Geography of Languedoc-Roussillon Region - Introduction This paper is aimed at examining the economic geography of the French region Languedoc-Roussillon with regards to the region’s performance, urban patterns, employment structures and the effects of globalisation. Languedoc-Roussillon is a NUTS2 region, consisting of five departments, in the south of France and it borders with Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,Rhône-Alpes, Auvergne, Midi-Pyrénées and it is also bordered with the Mediterranean-Sea, Andorra and Spain. Its total area is 27 376 km2 with a total population of 2 727 286 as of 1 January 2013, with a population density of 94/km2....   [tags: geography, economics, business] 2481 words
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Urban Geography of Québec - Québec 3 New Beginnings in a “New World” Founded in 1608 as a fur trading post, Québec was situated on the site of the old Iroquois village of Stadacona, whose inhabitants had left long before for unknown reasons. The French explorer Samuel de Champlain chose the site due to its prime location where the St. Charles River meets the St. Lawrence and where the St. Lawrence narrows to become about a mile wide. The hilly promontory sharply climbing from the edge of the river was an excellent topographic feature for the purposes of defence....   [tags: Geography ]
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Analysis of Ken Jenning´s Maphead: Charting the Wide Weird World of Geography - ... In chapter 4 Jennings discusses a map lover’s dream, the Geography and Map division of the Library of Congress. To a maphead visiting this division of the Library of Congress located in Texas compares to a diehard RedSox fan scoring tickets to home plate seats at Fenway Park. It’s a dream come true. The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with more than 155.3 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 35 million books and other print materials, 3.4 million recordings, 13.6 million photographs, 5.4 million maps, 6.5 million pieces of sheet music and 68 million manuscripts....   [tags: geography, gepcaching, maps, study] 2012 words
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Geography Fieldwork - A. Fieldwork Question & Geographic Context How are the prices of housing affected by the location of malls in the Washington DC Metro Area. By sampling housing that is for sale within a 2-mile radius of two malls in the Washington DC metro area, the correlation between location of malls and housing prices can be found. Two malls will be surveyed in the Washington DC Metro area in order to answer this question. Tyson’s Galleria, located in Tyson’s Corner, between Vienna and McLean, Virginia, is the largest shopping mall in Virginia and is located 12.5 miles (20.1 kilometers) from the Central Business District of Washington D.C....   [tags: Geography ]
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The History and Geography of Myanmar - Myanmar, also referred to as Burma, is located in Southeast Asia encompassing a land mass comparable to the size of Texas, with an area of 676,578 square kilometers (“Burma”). The country borders two of the world’s superpowers, India and China, as well as a widespread border with Thailand. Laos and Bangladesh also share relatively small borders with Myanmar. The country’s location can be seen as highly strategic. The placement of Myanmar lies near major Indian Ocean shipping lanes, making trade an asset to the country....   [tags: Myanmar, geography, history, ] 1665 words
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The Geography of Greece - Geography of Greece Greece is a country with an interesting geography that is diverse in many senses. The location of Greece itself, as well as the lithosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere come together to form the cumulative geography of the country. These categories of geography interact with each other to form Greece as it is. The location, its longitude and latitude, effects the country’s climate, or its atmosphere. Likewise, the country’s relationship to water, the hydrosphere also effects the climate....   [tags: Mediterranean countries]
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Geography of Japan - Japan is known for its contemporary culture and advancement in electronics and engineering. We could also learn from the traditions Japan can offer. From advancement in cars and electronic devices, Japan holds on to ancient arts and traditions that play a role in their daily life. Japan has various climates from tropical in the south to cooler temperatures in the north, and the famous tourist site of the active volcano Mount Fuji. Mount Fiji is the highest mountain in Japan, with a tundra climate the temperature is low and covered with snow causing....   [tags: hokkaido region, potsdam declaration]
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Geography of Fear and Fear of Crime - Geography of fear and fear of crime in society today has been widely researched. In this essay fear of crime is used in the context of an individual’s perceived risk of becoming a victim of crime. This essay will explain Cater and Jones statement and discuss how media portrayal, environmental incivility in urban leading to loss of authority of space by local people and urban encroachment of rural areas shape the ‘geography of fear’. These factors at individual, neighbourhood and community level will be evaluated in ways so fear of crime can be reduced in urban and rural areas....   [tags: victim, criminal offenders, urban areas]
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The Geography of Colossae in the Times of Paul - ... In Paul’s epistle he said that Epaphras is his fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ (Col 1:7). Epaphras was the one who established the church in Colossae. Through his ministries in Colossae he could found it hard to encounter the philosophy of other men. So he went to see Paul imprison in Rome to help me encountered the new philosophy which the church in Colossae were facing. Therefore, Paul wrote his epistles to Colossae church to encourage them to stay firm in their faith....   [tags: bible, jesus christ] 1385 words
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Sri Lanka: A Unique Geography - “I gradually became aware that my interiority was inseparable from my exteriority, that the geography of my city was the geography of my soul.” - Aleksander Hemon. Is this quote actually true?. Is Geography the route to our souls and eternal happiness/ drive. Many may disagree with this but to the people who study Geography this quote comes to common terms as true. Through the common correlation that makes a country a country, a state a state, a person a person, and a group a group, geography has proven to be the cause of reason....   [tags: Social Studies, Culture] 1768 words
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The Effects of Geography on the US - Geography is an incredibly important part of the development of all countries. Geography, however is a very broad topic; it includes several things such as climate, physical features, size, and natural resources. Often times, events in history are caused or affected by these factors. They can, even further, cause lasting economic, social, and even political effects. Two examples of this is in America are, the devastating, hurricane Katrina, and the Louisiana Purchase. The Louisiana Purchase was a huge part of American history, and was a huge geographically influenced decision....   [tags: Louisiana Purchase, Hurricane Katrina] 721 words
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Culture and Geography of the Republic of the Philippines - Over thousands of year’s people of various nations have become part of the Philippines and have added to its rich heritage. It is now one of the most highly populated countries in the world. The Republic of the Philippines is a democratic island nation made up of over 7,000 islands with over 80 million people. Geography and climate play a large part in how people live on the island. It is a country with an interesting cultural background. It is a culture influenced by many diverse ethnic groups, who have settled on the island and now call it home....   [tags: ethnic, family, climate] 2650 words
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The Influence of Geography on Politics and Policies - The application of influence of political and geography on politics and policies in 1964 are similar to the current geo-political environment. After taking office, President Johnson began a campaign to gain support for his Great Society social agenda. The Federal government would increase spending to combat poverty, resolve civil rights issues, and invest in building the nation’s infrastructure while managing the Vietnam conflict. Likewise, President Obama’s began a campaign to gain support for his social agenda to enact universal health care, rebuild the nation’s infrastructure through stimulus bills, and solve equality issues while administering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....   [tags: Geo-Political Environment, Federal Government]
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Big Geography and the Peopling of the Earth - ... Church and state were often merged as rulers and also dealt with conflict together. 35. Religions promote a sense of unity due to the code that followers believe in. 36. Judaism main belief is in one God or monotheism and all their beliefs and teachings are in the Hebrew Bible. 37. Hinduism has a caste system and believe and promote teachings of reincarnation. 38. Universal religion is usually spread and often transcend cultures and to be actively recruit new followers. Universal religions has existed in China, India, Rome and many more regions....   [tags: midterm exam outline review] 3374 words
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The History and Geography of Somalia - Somalia once rested in the middle of major trade routes keeping the area filled with world travelers and goods. Once foreign governments took control, stability started toward a downhill slide that would eventually lead the country into ruin. In recent history, terrorists tended to be attracted to countries with political problems, weak governments, or a vacuum of power and no security forces. Somalia is no different, for 25 years the country dove into civil war and anarchy with no officially recognized government....   [tags: somaliland, bloodless coup]
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Geography: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan - Afghanistan is a country that is mysterious to many outsiders. From the harsh landscape to the traditional social norms shared by its people, Afghanistan continues to mystify the world. The country’s unique location has influenced its history and people, and that of the nations and armies that have tried to conquer it. Like all nations, Afghanistan’s geography, infrastructure, history and people contribute to the overall culture of the country. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is located in southern Asia....   [tags: islamic republic, borders]
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Role of Geography in History - Throughout the last five millenniums, there have been many amazing empires. Ostensibly successful was the Indus River Valley from 2500-1500 BCE, and Ancient Greece from 750-338 BCE. Later, the empire of Aksum existed from 100-750 CE. All these empires were built because of their exceptional locations, therefore proving that geography is clearly the mother of history. Despite unpredictable flooding, the Indus River Valley prospered to the best of their ability. Meanwhile, Greece had serious issues concerning arable land, but they managed to overcome this and become a great empire was well....   [tags: informative essay] 1242 words
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Geography and Demographics of Togo, Africa - ... In 1959, French Togoland became an autonomous republic of the French Union until its independence in 1960. Togo's first democratically elected president, Sylvano Olympius, was overthrown in 1963. The government of Nicolas Grunitzky was also overthrown in 1967 in a coup led by Gnassingbé Eyadema. Gnassingbé Eyadéma then served as president for thirty-eight years and became the longest-serving leader in African history. After his death in February 2005, his son Faure Gnassingbé became president....   [tags: behind the lake, small african country]
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Geography: A Brief History of Lybia - Libya Libya is located at the northern tip of Africa, and along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. This fairly large country is also known as the Libyan Republic. Libya has 3 provinces, and 22 districts, which would be equivalent to states in the United States of America. Libya has had a very controversial history. Varying from the rule of Muammar Gaddafi’s dictatorship and many terrorist attacks, to the quiet lifeless desert that makes up most of the country. The population of Libya is 6,244,174 people (Factbook 1)....   [tags: population, mediterranean sea, muslim]
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Economic Geography and Regional Development - Introduction We observe, more often than not, large differences between the incomes of different regions within the same country. The same is observed even between towns within a state, districts within a city, areas within district and so on and so forth. While reasons for such differences are more obvious at national and sub national levels, they become more complex as and when we get to smaller and smaller zones. This has caught the attention of many in the past and has generated enormous amounts of literature....   [tags: Economics]
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Serbia's Geography and Historical Events - ... Historical events There have been a number of recent historical events that have affected the current status of the country. Shortly after the anti-bureaucratic revolution, Slobodan Milošević –who was part of the communist party- rose to power in 1989 partly because of his pledge to reduce the powers of the self-ruling then Serbian provinces of Vojvodina and Kosovo. Milošević knew that autonomy between those provinces had long since been opposed in Serbia and used that as a platform to gain support amid the Serbian people or Serbs....   [tags: revolution, socialist party, economy] 611 words
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Geography: The Country of Serbia - The country of Serbia is located in Southeastern Europe of the Balkan Peninsula between the countries of Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, and Montenegro. The country in size is only slightly smaller than that of South Carolina. Serbia has a multitude of varied terrains based on your whereabouts in the country. For instance, the northern areas of the country –known as the Vojvodina zone- are recognized for fertile farm lands. While the eastern side is dominated by limestone ranges and basins of the Serbian Carpathian Mountains that connect with the Balkans in the Southeast....   [tags: yugoslav wars, servian provinces]
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Geography: The Country of Russia - ... The last Soviet rubles with a new design were released in 1991 and are still in circulation today. The bank of Russia held a contest in mid 2006 for a redesign of the Ruble but a winner has yet to be determined and the ruble unchanged. Current exchange rate is approximately 30 rubles to the US dollar and around 40 rubles to the euro. One ruble is 100 kopeks, and denominations are as follows: Notes - 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 5000 rubles; Coins - 1, 5, 10 and 50 kopeks, 1, 2, 5 and 10 rubles. Current legislation has made it difficult to spend foreign currency in the major cities so if traveling abroad it is a good idea to use credit cards or exchange your cash before arriving in Russia....   [tags: agricultural areas, military] 2977 words
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Cultural Geography: The Cuban People - ... After 1980, another 400,000 Cubans settled in Miami, leaving Cuba for economic reasons as well as to escape the communist government. Migration from Cuba was voluntary, many Cubans left the island illegally, as the communist government in place forbid people from leaving the country without permission. After 1995, Cubans who were residing in Mexico began to cross the border. Those who did not have family in Miami, resided closer to the border in states like Texas, Nevada and California. The migration field seems to be channelized, as Cuban’s immigrate towards Miami, as that is where the largest population of Cuban Americans resides....   [tags: spanish, key west, catholicism]
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Geography: Canary Islands and Algeria - ... In 2006 Moroccan clothing exports to the United States had increased by a stammering 122%in 2006. Surprisingly morocco was the second African country to build diplomatic ties with China. The head of parliaments in china and morocco have made an agreement to further develop their ties in not only trade but everything else. Morocco is a part of the United Nations but it belongs to the Arab leagues. Morocco has created strong ties to the western counties to gain political and economic benefits like trade and allies....   [tags: morocco, mountainous areas] 750 words
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Anglo American Economic Geography - Discuss the intellectual history of Anglo American economic geography since the 2nd world war. Economic concepts have often been used as the foundation for geographic theory; showing a relationship between the two. When the field of economics evolves then so too does the field of economic geography. Economic geography is defined as: a field of geography that helps to describe and explain the areas where economic activities are carried out. It is centered around helping to explain the production and distribution of commodities and how resources are to be allocated and the consequences (Barnes 2009)....   [tags: economics, ]
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Social Geography and Dowries - Within the study of Human Geography, which is defined as the study of ‘how people make places, how we organize space and society, how we interact with each other in places and across space, and how we make sense of others and ourselves in out localities, regions, and the world’ (Fouberg, 8), is the topic of Social Geography. Social Geography is most simply described as the study of people and their environment with a large emphasis on social factors. Within the textbook Human Geography People, Place, and Culture there is only one chapter having to do with Social Geography, Chapter Five Identity: Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality....   [tags: Definition, Issues, Segregation]
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Professional Ethics in Geography - ... It is extremely important for professional geographers to not only comply with all federal laws, state laws, and institutional procedures, but also avoid unfair employment practices whenever they are encountered. To be able to sustain communities, geographers should strive to create and maintain a diverse, pluralistic, and inclusive professional community. By creating ethically standard environment - the geography companies, corporations’, or agencies achieve credibility from the public. A professional community comprises a set of social relations and communications in which individuals define and locate themselves....   [tags: data, people, workplace, respect] 1491 words
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Geography as a Science - Geography as a Science Science, by definition, is: ‘…the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment…’ 1 Geography is divided into physical and human dimensions; in the past, physical geography had taken pre-eminence over the latter due to the need of geographers to establish their discipline as an actual educational subject in colleges and universities. They therefore needed to impress upon the world its yummy importance as a science 5, which held much weight at the time, but can geography still be based in the world of natural sciences or has it shifted to that of a more social basi...   [tags: Papers] 1231 words
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Transport Geography - It is important to understand the transport geography between two different types of cities in order to examine patterns of transportation mobility. Transport geography is a type of urban geography that seeks to explain the movement from one area to another in order to access different provisions. The two types of cities that are considered for transport analysis are a global city and an ‘Airport City’. A global city in this context is ‘underpinned by measuring and inter-relating criteria such as the scale of the urbanized area, labour productivity and research clustering in connection with the level of connectivity of air traffic’ Boshken (as cited in Knippenberger 2010)....   [tags: urban mobility analysis]
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Geography of the Bahamas - Geography of the Bahamas The Bahamas are located in the Atlantic Ocean 49.7 miles (80 km) southeast of Florida and 49.7 miles (80 km) northeast of Cuba. Some neighboring islands to the Bahamas are Haiti and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, is located on the island of New Providence. The Bahamas encompass 700 islands and 2,000 cays, yet 30 to 40 of them are inhabited (thebahamas.com). The Bahamas are a large scattered group of islands called an archipelago....   [tags: Essays Papers] 498 words
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Does Geography Matter? - ... 3),” which states that an economy is affected by the climate because it determines which products can be domestically produced, and which must be imported. To elaborate, agricultural production is severely more difficult in tropical climates because tropical climates cater to very little vegetation because of the soil. Accordingly, “typical humid tropical soils are low in nutrients and organic matter and are susceptible to erosion and acidification (Gallup, Sachs 2000, p. 732)”, which means that the soil lacks much of what is needed to grow health, profitable vegetation....   [tags: economic development, GDP, continental comparison]
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Geography and its Effect in Ancient Civilizations - ... They use the Nile River for the fertile soil that was left after the river was not flooded, so that they could use that fertile soil for growing crops. They would also use the Nile River for fishing, washing their clothes, and sometimes they would trade with others for resources that they needed. The Sahara Desert was used for protection against other invading armies. The climate was always hot and very dry; this is what made it really hard for farming if you lived in the desert area. In Ancient India they would always have to deal with the type of weather, especially monsoons....   [tags: Climate, Rivers] 682 words
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Pursuing a M. Sc. Degree in Geography - ... I was able conduct research projects, including an environmental systems analysis on the chemical and physical properties of the Speed River, as well as a GIS-based Multi-Criteria Evaluation model for industrial wind turbine siting. I enrolled in the Digital Geography/ GIS certificate at Ryerson University after I completed my bachelor’s degree. The program has increased my capabilities in ESRI’s ArcGIS suite of programs, as well as exposed me to new skills, including Python, the primary programming language for ArcGIS....   [tags: Statement of purpose, career choices] 529 words
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Teaching History and Geography in the Constructivist Classroom - In most curricular areas the curriculum has become strict rules that need to be adhered to. The constructivist approach brings a new light to a child’s learning experience with the focus being on practical interactive learning. Children often experience this type on learning before they reach primary school. For example when a child encounters a jigsaw they are not just shown on a whiteboard how to finish the jigsaw, the child is guided by an instructor through hands on experience. The child learns techniques to then complete a jigsaw by themselves and will move on to complete more complicated jigsaws with time....   [tags: curriculum, education, students, teachers]
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Human Geography: Overpopulation - ... As a consequence of poverty, the inhabitants also experience a lower quality of life due to their incapability to afford any kind of health care. Overpopulation can be extremely detrimental to the health of a nation. Overpopulation can be addressed, however. Three steps that can be taken to defend a country from the consequences of overpopulation are education, family planning, as well as government programs. Education would include informing the public of the responsibilities of parenthood: not only should a parent be morally and ethically responsible while raising a child, but they should be financially responsible before and while raising a child as well....   [tags: poverty, crime, conflict] 968 words
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Impact of Geography in Richard Russo's Novels - ... This, Miles realized was the Empire Falls of his own childhood, he noticed several businesses along Empire Avenue that had been razed over the last two decades, leaving in real life a rash of excess parking lots. The Empire Grill, neglected in real life, in miniature looked as if Mrs. Whiting had given Miles every penny he'd ever asked for" (Russo, Empire Falls 1183). In a town that suffers from economic distance diffusion, excess infrastructure for failing commodities, and imbalanced capital interests possessed by a single proprietor, staying in one place can make one so accustomed to their surroundings that they forget how horrible their lifestyle is....   [tags: Empire Falls, Nobody's Fool]
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La Geographie de la France - La Géographie de la France France is a magnificent country rich in untouched nature and splendorous mountains, rivers, lush forests, and oceans. It is the largest country in Western Europe and is one of the most influential global powers. Within this vast country is some of the world’s best foods and wines; Roquefort-sur-Soulzon yields the world-famous Roquefort cheese and Champagne yields Champagne, the world-renowned sparkling wine. With all of this combined, France is France is the largest country in Western Europe and stretches over 643,427 square kilometers, approximately eighty percent of the size of Texas....   [tags: Geography]
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La Geographie de la France - France is a magnificent country rich in untouched nature and splendorous mountains, rivers, lush forests, and oceans. Established in 843, the French State is opulent in history, traditions, and culture. France is the most visited country in the world and yields the world’s most succulent foods and exceptional wines; Roquefort-sur-Soulzon produces the world-famous Roquefort cheese and Champagne yields Champagne, the world-renowned sparkling wine. Agriculture and tourism are France’s prime driving forces in the economy, bringing in an astonishing 75 million foreign tourists visiting every year....   [tags: Geography]
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A Tale of Two Cities - During my active duty military service I had the opportunity to live in and visit many different cities. Of all the cities I lived in, I spent most of my military time in Charleston, S.C. and Jacksonville, FL. Charleston and Jacksonville were similar in size, geography and population types, but differed greatly in history, weather, and the overall attitudes of its residents. If I had to choose between the two cities as the place to call my home, it would be without a doubt, Charleston, S.C. Charleston and Jacksonville were both considered large port cities, each with a portion of their populations consisting of military families....   [tags: Geography ]
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The Kingdom of the Netherlands - The Kingdom of the Netherlands The country called the Kingdom of the Netherlands, or more often simply the Netherlands, is an intriguing place. Common images associated with this country include decorative wooden shoes, large white Dutch hats on little girls, elaborate systems of dikes, wooden windmills, and fields of colorful tulips. A land of diverse and varied history, the Netherlands has overcome intriguing struggles in many centuries, impacting the world despite its diminutive size. Among the smaller countries in Europe, the Netherlands’ ranks thirty-first out of forty-five countries....   [tags: Geography ]
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Hawaii Weather: Peculiarities and Hazards - As a popular vacation destination, the Hawaiian islands are well known for their predictable and relatively mild weather year round. However, there are wide variations in the weather depending on the exact location in the island chain. Also, there are some unique hazards to aviation operations caused by Hawaii’s location and geography that one must become acquainted with before operating an aircraft in the 50th state. One can encounter trade winds and their associated weather, temperature inversions and their effects, volcanic eruptions, high winds, heavy rain, and tropical cyclones....   [tags: Geography ]
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Role of Geography in the Arab-Israeli Conflict - The lust for territory seems to be the real source of conflict, and until one group is satisfied, the appearance of religious conflict will exist in the Middle East. It seems as if the real truth needs to be portrayed to the rest of the world about the true reason for the Arab-Israeli conflict, which is geography and ultimately water. The lack of water stems from the Great Syrian Rift Zone, and causes damage to Israeli land which ultimately decreases the amount of water that flows into the Red Sea....   [tags: War, Middle East]
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Geography: History, Culture and Economy of Estonia - Capital Tallinn is the major capital of Estonia with a population of approximately 390 thousand. Located along the coast of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland, is one of the largest cities of Estonia in habiting nearly thirty percent of the total population in Estonia. Home of one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, Toopea Hill, located the center of Tallinn, features architecture which originated in the 15th and 17th century. Various notable site in Toopea are the Russian grand orthodox church, the Nevky cathedral, and their St Mary’s Cathedral, which is considered to be the country oldest cathedral since 1229....   [tags: gulf of finland, tallinn, history]
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Geography of Human Wellbeing Report - China - ... It also focused on developing agricultural producer’s cooperatives to help in the transformation occurring in the agriculture and handicraft industries. The second plan was created in 1958, and was used until 1962. It’s main focus was expanding the heavy industry, and overall encouraging the economic growth of China. Successive leaders of China since Zedong have accepted the 5 year plans, with the latest (12th) plan released in 2011, and due to be changed in 2015.   Part C Trade Relationship with Australia China is both Australia’s largest import and export market, with total merchandise exports valued at $42.4 billion, and imports valued at $5.5 billion....   [tags: carbon emissions versus Australia] 689 words
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Geography of Aruba - Geography of Aruba While there is an abundance of reasons to travel to Aruba the geography and climate are certainly the most important and attractive. The island of Aruba is located just 19 miles North of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea and neighbors another Dutch Island, Curacao The geographic coordinates (for the technical people) are 12 30 N, 69 58 W(Archaelogical Museum, 3). The Island itself is rather small, being only 193 square kilometers which is slightly larger than Washington D.C. However, the cement streets of our nations capital are nothing compared to the 68 kilometers of coastline, which is sandy, white on the south side and rough, jagged rock on the north....   [tags: essays papers] 613 words
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Geography Of Japan - Perhaps more than any other nation in the world, Japan is shaped by its geography to a tremendous extent. Technically classified as an archipelago, Japan is a curved chain of four islands (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu, plus over a thousand smaller islands). However, it is first and foremost an island nation, a fact which isolated Japan from the rest of the world. The second largest influence in Japanese geography is the size of the nation. The total area of Japan proper is a little under 143 thousand square miles; the contiguous United States spreads across just over 3 million....   [tags: essays research papers] 473 words
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Geography of Trinidad - Geography of Trinidad Just seven miles of northeast of its mother land Venezuela, separated by the Gulf of Paria , Trinidad is one of only 1,864 square miles. It is an island surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. With a longitude (W) of between 60* 54' and 61*56', Trinidad has a latitude (N) of between 10* 3' and 10* 50'.With a tropical climate and rainy season that runs form June to December, unlike the other Caribbean Islands, Trinidad is not on the tropical storms and hurricane paths....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Geography of Cuba - Geography of Cuba The geography of Cuba is very diverse, with large mountain ranges spanning the western and south central regions, and a beautiful 2,320 mile coastline that boasts white, sandy beaches to the north. The semitropical climate of Cuba supports lush, agricultural fields in which many species of plants and animals thrive. The main island of Cuba is about 40,543 sq. miles, and Cuba's Isla de la Juventud (Island of Youth) covers about 1,180 sq....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Arab Gulf States - Arabian Gulf or the Persian Gulf: is the arm of the Arabian Sea, extending from Gulf of Oman in the south to along the Shatt-AL Arab in the north. Its length around 965 km from Shatt-Al Arab to the Hormuz fjord, which links it in the Gulf of Oman. The area of the Arabian Gulf approximately 233 100 km², and varies in width between a maximum of about 370 km to a minimum of 55 km in the Hormuz fjord. A maximum depth of the Arabian Gulf is 90 m. The gulf separates the Arabian Peninsula and south-western of Iran, and overlooking it eight countries including Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Oman and Iran....   [tags: Geography] 1023 words
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Geography of Jamaica - Geography of Jamaica Christopher Columbus came upon Jamaica as his fleet sailed into St. Ann’s Bay on his second voyage of discovery to the New World in 1494. He described Jamaica as, “the fairest island eyes have beheld; mountainous and the land seems to touch the sky....and full of valleys and fields and plains” (Roberts, 141). Although founded by a Spaniard, Jamaica was eventually sold to England. Today, Jamaica is the largest of the English speaking West Indian islands. The tropical island of Jamaica, called Xamayca by the Arawaks, is situated in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, about 90 miles south of Cuba and 100 miles west of Haiti (Gleaner)....   [tags: Geographical History Jamaican Essays] 865 words
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Geography of Canada - Geography of Canada Townships in Canada are very diverse and dispersed, especially in Ontario. They vary greatly in their economic make up and what each one stands for. Dryden and Markham are very different in size and specialties. Dryden is very much directed towards its agriculture and lumber industry, unlike Markham which specializes in manufacturing and service industry. Both the towns are vital in the Canadian economy in their own way, they vary in the way they came about their specializations, their size and location....   [tags: Free Essays] 391 words
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Geography of Barbados - GEOGRAPHY OF BARBADOS Barbados is the most windward, or eastern of all the Caribbean islands. It’s the only island of the Caribbean that lies before the sixty-degree lateral line. Pedro a Campus, who arrived there in 1536, first discovered it. Pedro a Campus was sailing for Portugal at the time of his discovery. Upon his arrival he concluded that the island was uninhabited. The island remained this way until it was settled by the English in the later Seventeenth Century....   [tags: Essays Papers] 586 words
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Geography of Belize - Geography of Belize Belize which was formerly known as British Honduras until 1981 is an 8,867 acre plot of land located in Central America. The territory covered by Belize is slightly smaller than the state of Massachusetts (Gall 45). Mexico surrounds Belize to the north, Guatemala to the southwest and the Caribbean Sea to the east. The population of Belize conists of approximately 256,000 people. Rougly seventy-one percent of Belize's population resides in cities such as Belize City, San Ignacio, and Punta Gorda....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Geography and Film - Geography and Film Region: Europe Name of Movie: Before the Rain Film setting: Macedonia Actual setting: Macedonia Reference: IMBD.com, and professor According to the International Movie Database (www.imdb.com) Milcho Manchevski left his native Macedonia to study film in college in the U.S. Before the Rain is his first full-length feature, which he returned to his native country to make. It is an inspirational tale about the senselessness of war and the fragility of humans and their loves....   [tags: Papers] 707 words
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The Functions of Geography Throughout the Time Periods of History - Geography is the one discipline that throughout history has served many functions. Function like where to get resources, take a trip., find new places and function its served during different eras throughout history Furthermore three of geography most important function thought out history is the purposes it served during the eras of Roman, Greek, Chinese, Islamic and early modern Europe. The important purposes of geography through these ages and the benefit geography got from European Imperialism....   [tags: topography, ptolemy, greeks, romans]
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Compare and Contrast Academic Geography and Academic Chinese Studies - To a novice Geography and Chinese Studies may look as two completely separate parts of academia. Geography or ‘geographia’ translated from Ancient Greek to the ‘earth’s description’ has been used since 276 BC and was the groundings for now modern Geography categorised by Human Geography; the study of places, the space they occupy, the environment in which they are located in and the Human implications caused by this (Gregory, D. et al. eds 2009 The Dictionary Of Human Geography). The other Physical Geography; is the characterization and explanation of geological, hydrological, biological and atmospheric phenomena and their interactions at, or near the Earth’s surface....   [tags: subjects in the pool of academia] 2333 words
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Geography - Geography Geography in History: a Necessary Connection in teaching Social Studies Geography and history are complementary subjects best taught together within the social studies curriculum. It is part of the collected wisdom of teachers that one cannot teach history without geography or geography without history. Both subjects have been emphasized in high-profile curriculum reform reports produced by various organizations, such as the Bradley Commission on History in Schools, the Education for Democracy Project of the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Commission on Social Studies in the Schools....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 483 words
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Relationship Between European Geography and its History - How has the geography of Europe helped to shape its rich history. The diverse geography of Europe includes many winding rivers, rigid mountains, and vast plains. All of these figures of geography play an important role in the occurrence of important historical events in Europe. The political geography of the continent also plays an important role. Perhaps it plays an even greater role than the physical geography in some cases. The ever changing political geography of Europe is responsible for the creation of several landlocked countries, and the formation of serious tension between governments....   [tags: european history] 1001 words
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The Importance of Geography in The Killer Angels - The Importance of Geography in The Killer Angels      War is a complicated event.  Many different factors are considered in the strategic planning during a war.  The number of troops, ammunition supplies, and the lay of the land are just three of the considerations that must be given when fighting a battle.  Such considerations were made during the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg.  In The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, Shaara uses geography throughout his recounting of the event.  His use of geography is seen in his descriptions of the people involved, his description of the climate, and his superb outlining of the natural landscape....   [tags: Killer Angels Essays]
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How Human Geography Shapes Society and Social Processes - “Human geography is not just about describing the spatial manifestations of economy and society; it is about explaining how space is transformed and shapes societies and social processes” (Daniels, et al., 2005). Discuss, drawing on at least two substantive areas of Economic Geography. Human Geography is a ‘major field of geography that is centrally concerned with the ways in which place, space and environment are both the condition and in part the consequence of human activities’ (Gregory et al....   [tags: economic, consumption, globalization] 1613 words
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The Geography of Panama and the Panama Canal - The Geography of Panama and the Panama Canal The Panama Canal is one of the greatest works of engineering and modern achievements of mankind. An all-water passage through the continental divide of the Panama region had been suggested since early Spanish colonial times of the 16th century. Today a canal that was cut through the Isthmus of Panama is a reality. It's presence has greatly affected Panama in many ways, politically, economically, and socially. The Panama Canal is possibly one of the most well known man made geographic features ever....   [tags: Papers] 468 words
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The importance of History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship in the Australian Curriculum - ... Australia’s history provides a tradition for identity, such as the connection arising from myth-making and heroes in literature, seen in works such by A. B. Paterson, and artists like Sidney Nolan. Therefore, in the curriculum history provides an opportunity to learn about a ‘shared’ national experience, and prompts an appreciation of the change of societal mores not only from the past but in current Australia. History on its own gives the opportunity to view Australian identity as a fluid concept, and one undergoing many changes....   [tags: culture, discipline, identity]
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The Geography Of New Zealand - The Geography of New Zealand The well-known country of New Zealand is a small, resourceful nation located 1,000 miles off Australia's south east coast. New Zealand has an impressive economy that continues to grow, a physical landscape that attracts people from around the globe, and although small, New Zealand is a respected nation for its advanced civilization and stable government. The geography of this prestigious nation can be described through five principal categories, the physical geography, the cultural geography, the citizens' standard of living, the government, and the nation's economy....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Culture, Geography, and Prehistoric Settlements Along the Mississippi River - The culture of the Mississippi River has an effect on geography and in turn geography impacts the culture along the Mississippi River. The geography of the Mississippi River provided early settlers with the natural resources to survive and thrive. At the same time the aggressive expansion of culture significantly impacted the Mississippi River’s region. Archeological evidence establishes that Native American culture existed as early as 10,000 B.C.E. Native Americans occupied land and developed civilizations along the Mississippi River....   [tags: Anthropolgy Essays] 801 words
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The Five Themes Of Geography - The Five Themes of Geography During the 1980's the United States showed unacceptably low test scores on simple Geographic tests. The point Committee on Geographic Education could only attribute these results to Geographic Illiteracy, not only on the part of the students, but more importantly on the educators themselves. By 1984 it had become inexplicably clear that immediate action must take place to counteract this ongoing problem in our educational institutions (Journal of Geography 89)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Influence of Geography and Social Networks on Gang Violence - Gang violence is becoming a known threat in our country. Gang violence is defined as a group of people by repetitive socializing individuals or close friends with recognizable influence and inner coordination. These gangs will claim full control over a region in a community, town, or specific area which will lead to the involvement of violent crimes and unlawful behavior as a group or even by oneself. Since these gangs are increasing in size in communities, citizens of certain areas are beginning to move out or avoid going to these locations in order to avoid becoming the next victim to one of the community gangs waiting to engage in their next deviant act....   [tags: communities, poverty level, crime]
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