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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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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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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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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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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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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 - ... Designing out crime is the best way to do this, Minton, (2012) investigates a housing estate in East London with the Secured by Design (SBD) award. The gated estate had small windows, reinforced steel doors and aluminium military-style roofs, giving the impression of ‘defensible space’. However whilst this would act as a deterrent against crime, the overall ‘oppressive’ look is argued to increase anxieties and fears of crime (Minton, 2012). In terms of usefulness designing out crime architecturally is very useful in preventing crime however as residents start to question why the space is so ‘defensible’ it only increases anxieties and fears of crime....   [tags: victim, criminal offenders, urban areas]
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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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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 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 - ... Shockingly, nearly 27 percent of respondents from Kabul stated their latrine is within their compound, but is not a pit or flush latrine (Redaelli 35). Access to electricity continues to remain problematic. Similar to the use of sanitation and water, only about 30 percent of the urban population has access to public electricity and less than one percent has a personal generator (Redaelli 35). The most common form of communications in Afghanistan is the cellular phone. The country has many service providers each with its own unique operating procedures....   [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: A Brief History of Lybia - ... There are three provinces of Libya that split the country into thirds. These provinces include Tripolitania on the western side, Cyrenaica on the east, and Fezzan in the South (Libya 3). The terrain of Libya is mostly barren, and features flat to undulating plains, plateaus and depressions. Several highlands dot the landscape, but there are almost no true mountain ranges, except for the Tibesti Massif along its border with Chad. South of Libya's narrow coastal strip is a sparse grassland giving way to the Sahara Desert - a vast, infertile wasteland that supports a very small percentage of people and agriculture....   [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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Geography: The Country of Serbia - ... During the summer of 2006 Montenegro seceded and declared itself an independent from Serbia, and in 2008 Kosovo declared independence. An action that Serbia refused to recognize until it was brought before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The ruling was in favor of the independent nations, and Serbia signed a resolution of recognition in 2010 (2014 Index of Economic Freedom, 1). The Southeastern European country currently has a republic and since the country’s integration with the rest of the world has been a positive impact....   [tags: yugoslav wars, servian provinces]
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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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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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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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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 - ... The largest lake with in Estonia is the lake peipius, along with its two main rivers, Narva and Emjogi; all which flow toward the lake and the Gulf of Finland. Culture in Estonia Estonia is very rich in its culture. Blending together it’s tradition of the past with modern times with great emphasis in their music, arts, literature, theater, etc. Estonia provides multiple opportunities and possibilities to expand in its cultural influences. In Estonia’s culture in music would be considered to be of the most influential in its elements in their preservation and traditions....   [tags: gulf of finland, tallinn, history]
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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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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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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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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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The Functions of Geography Throughout the Time Periods of History - ... furthermore in complete contrast to Strabo all round version of geography, Ptolemy geography are described in his opening chapter as “ an imitativedelineation of that part of that part of the earth comprehended within our knowledge as a whole ,with its part roughly (lit generally apprehended’( Rylands 1893: 18) as cited in Unwin (p.53). Ptolemy book was different from Strabo as it was an atlas as he describe the globe on a level surface and divided continent into smaller localities and used longitude and latitude to tell where places are....   [tags: topography, ptolemy, greeks, romans]
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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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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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Paper Guidelines for a Geography Essay - "Deleted year guideline was issued" Paper Guidelines for Geography Purpose of the Paper: In the paper that you are required to submit to your TA, we want you to take a position and then develop and present a coherent argument on one of the topics that have been debated in class. For the paper, the topic choice can be any one of the six debates that we will have this Spring semester. a) The legacy of Kosovo b) The war in Chechnya c) The geopolitics of Caspian sea oil exports....   [tags: essays research papers] 642 words
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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 Geography of Travel and Tourism - The Geography of Travel and Tourism Djibouti is a late 19th century city with a distinctly Arabic feel. It boarders the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea between Eritrea and Somalia with a total area coverage of 23,000 sq km. Attractions include the lively central market (Le Marche Central) which is located near the Mosque, and many local bars and restaurants, also worth seeing is the tropical aquarium which has exhibits from the red sea and is open daily. Djibouti lies within a geological feature known as the Afar Triangle, which is one of the hottest and most desolate places on Earth....   [tags: Papers] 1321 words
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The Historical Geography of Mesopotamia - The Historical Geography of Mesopotamia Mesopotamia is a historical region in southwest Asia where the world's earliest civilization developed. The name comes from a Greek word meaning "between rivers," referring to the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, north or northwest of the bottleneck at Baghdad. It is known as Al-Jazirah, or "The Island," to the Arabs (3). South of this lies Babylonia. However, in the broader sense, the name Mesopotamia has come to be used for the area bounded on the northeast by the Zagros Mountains, and on the southwest by the edge of the Arabian Plateau, and stretching from the Persian Gulf in the southeast to the Anti-Taurus Mountains in the northwes...   [tags: History Iraq Papers Historical Essays]
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The Influence of Geography and the Environment On the Development of Early Civilization - Geography and the environment play a monumental role in the establishment and success of a nearly every civilization. For example, rivers bring water and allow for agricultural development, while mountains or deserts provide for protection and create a barrier. Many things, such as the aforementioned deserts and mountains, can offer both positive and negative influences on the society in question. The climate and amount of rainfall is directly related to the success or failure of crop growing, and thus related to the amount of time spent on simply surviving....   [tags: Anthropology] 784 words
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Corruption of Wealth and Society through Geography in The Great Gatsby - Throughout The Great Gatsby, various locations are introduced that correlate to specific types of inhabitants. The geography of the novel is primarily comprised of four scenes: East Egg, West Egg, the valley of the ashes, and New York City. Although all of the localities are situated in the East, Nick muses at the end of the novel that the story is, in actuality, “of the West” (Fitzgerald 176). This discovery insinuates that the materialisms of the East besmirched the characters of the West, symbolizing the deteriorating effects the quest for riches has on traditional values....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]
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Geography: The Country of Israel in Its Short History - ... First, it has been supplemented by aid from the U.S. and other nations, as well as gifts from Jewish people in other nations, and by reparations from Germany for Nazi war crimes. Secondly, it has been supported by the capital that Jewish immigrants have brought with them, many of whom were highly skilled and educated, which supported economic expansion. Lastly, Israeli economy has been supported by its push toward higher education and research and development. This has given it a place on the world market in high technologies and innovations....   [tags: beliefs, customs, arts]
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Physical Geography of Spain - Physical Geography of Spain Land forms The entire area of Spain is 504,750 sq. km. Spain is about the size of Arizona and Utah combined. Spain has high plateaus surrounded by low coastal plains. The most famous mountain range in Spain is located in the north. It is called the Pyrenees. Other mountain ranges are the Cantabrian, Sierra Moreno and the Sierra Nevada Mountain ranges. Climate In the north, the climate is moderate with year-round rainfall. The south and the east have a mediterranean climate....   [tags: Papers] 814 words
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Indian Culture and Geography - Indian Culture and Geography Location: India has an area of approximately 3,287,580 sq. kilometers. It serves as a border to the Bay of Bengal the Indian Ocean, and to the Arabian Sea located to its west. Directly north of India are the Himalayas, the world’s biggest mountain range. India also serves as a neighbor to several different countries. Myanmar and Bangladesh located to its east, China, Nepal and Bhutan to the north, Sri Lanka to the South, and finally Afghanistan and Pakistan on the northwest....   [tags: Papers] 374 words
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Physical Geography - Physical Geography What is MTBE and Why we should be Concerned !. MTBE stands for Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether. In 1990 congress passed the Clean Air Act to reduce smog in cities that were listed as ozone non-attainment area. Congress mandated Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) as part of the act. Congress mandated as part of it formula, a 2% by weight oxygenate to be added to RFG to reduce hydrocarbon SMOG pollutants from automobile exhaust emissions. MTBE is a chemical, which promotes more complete combustion by adding oxygen to gasoline....   [tags: Papers] 590 words
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Economic Geography of Industry Location in India - Economic Geography of Industry Location in India ____________________________________ Paper prepared for the UNU/WIDER Project Conference on Spatial Inequality in Asia 3 Economic Geography of Industry Location in India Where do different industries locate. What factors influence the spatial distribution of economic activity within countries. Finding answers to these questions is important for understanding the development potential of sub national regions. This is particularly important for developing countries as they have relatively lower levels of overall investment and economic activity is concentrated in one or a few growth centers....   [tags: India Economics Industries Essays] 4919 words
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American Geography's Role in the Industrial Revoultion - Geography's role in the Industrial Revolution Geographically the United States is a vary diverse landscape that effected America's ability to industrialize. The geographic features of a country will control the need for it to industrialize, less land means less opportunity to farm. This geographic fact will also control the rate of development; less land means a need for faster industrialization. It is this diversity and abundance of land that controlled the economic and social development of America's Industrial Revolution....   [tags: American History] 984 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Geography - Geography The diverse nature of Geography has always attracted me to the subject, and the bridge it forms between the Arts and the Sciences reflects many of my interests. I am greatly enjoying the work which I am doing for the A level syllabus, on both the human and physical sides of the course, and would like to continue to study in both these fields. Geography gives the opportunity to accumulate a valuable range of skills, and I particularly enjoy the variety of analytical, numerical, bibliographical and research skills which I am called upon to use....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 434 words
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Effect of Geography on English Colonies in America - A.P US History The Effect Of Geography On English Colonies The New England, Middle and Southern colonies were all English ruled, but yet very different. Among their distinctions, was the geography which played an important role in shaping these colonies. New England attracted Puritan farmers who wanted to separate from the Catholic Church. But because of the bone dry soil in the North, these colonists found they couldn't continue with their traditional ways of farming. However, with the immense amounts of water that surrounded them, they found that they could fish and trade....   [tags: American History] 1211 words
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Does Geography control your destiny? - Human activity has major effects on geography. When studying the earth you can come to several conclusions about the geography of any particular civilization. Distribution of life in the civilization allows you to analyze whether their geography is their own destiny. Do people control their own destiny. Is geography something that people can control. Technology is really the key to why geography can be overcome by any people. Throughout the history of the earth we have seen many countries leave their homeland....   [tags: essays research papers] 651 words
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North Dakota - North Dakota Before many people knew North Dakota, the Native Americans were there. The Native Indian tribes were the Arapaho, Arikara, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Dakota and Mandan tribes. Pierre Gaultier de la Vérendrye led the first known expedition of North Dakota in 1738. In 1803 the United States got most of North Dakota from France along in the Louisiana Purchase. Lewis and Clark explored the region and made settlements there. North Dakota is known for being one of the most rural states in the US....   [tags: Geography ]
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The Geography of Globalization - Globalization skews the lines between the rich and the poor in the global community. More specifically, globalization has consequences of inappropriate trading of investment and people between different parts of the world. Linking this idea to those concepts such as spatial interaction(a realized movement of people, freight,or information between two destinations), human/nature relationships and to the linkages between globalization and items such as “space, place, and landscape”. One interesting example of globalization at work is in the nation of China – a tiny country which captures the dilemmas and contradictions that captures the phenomenon of globalization....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade] 1598 words
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Social Geography and Monstrosity : Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Social Geography and Monstrosity : Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Social geography plays a big role in a person's life. Social geography includes segregation, economics, class, and race. All of these factors play a part in how a person lives and the way they are treated in society. Another factor that affects a person's society is the way that a person looks. Monstrosity can affect a person's entire life as far as where they live and even their class. In the novels Frankenstein, The Monster and Native Son, there is a relationship between social geography and monstrosity....   [tags: Shelley Frankenstein] 2379 words
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Impact of the Enlightenment, Economics, and Geography on The American Revolution - Many things contributed to the American Revolution besides the American people themselves. Some influential ideas that contributed to the Revolution are Enlightenment ideas. The Enlightenment thinkers behind these ideas are John Locke, and Voltaire. Economics also had I major impact on the American Revolution. Geography also played a major part the uprising of the American Revolution. There were many Enlightenment ideas that provoked the American colonists to start the American Revolution. John Locke was very influential with his ideas of consent of governed, and limited Monarchy....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution] 533 words
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A Historical Overview of the Geography, Politics, and Culture of Montserrat - A Historical Overview of the Geography, Politics, and Culture of Montserrat Montserrat is a small Caribbean island with an interesting geographical, economic, political, and cultural history. Montserrat was inhabited by a succession of Amerindian groups before being discovered by Spanish explorers in the 1400s. In the seventeenth century, Montserrat was claimed by Great Britain, and settled by an English ruling class, and their Irish indentured servants and African slaves. These new inhabitants created a plantation economy in order to grow sugar cane, thereby significantly changing the landscape....   [tags: Essays on Politics] 6350 words
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One Day The Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War - ... Aung Su, a Karen boy from Burma is entertained by the superhero Spiderman, he makes Aung Su feel safe even when he knows he isn't. Finally, a street boy named Robert would go to the movie houses to watch movies like Bruce Lee and Rambo. The final theme of geography decribed in One Day the Soldiers Came: Voice of Children in War is place. Human place, which means an area's way of life, is a huge part in this book. In the child soldiers' shelter, they all play soccer, however there is no set goals, time, or rules for their game play....   [tags: geography, battles]
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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Guns, germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies is a Pulitzer Prize winning book. It’s a 1997 book written by the author Jared Diamond who teaches geography and physiology at UCLA. Around the same year it had won the Pulitzer Prize, the book won the Aventis Prize for Best Science Book. Guns, Germs, and Steel tries to explain to us how human history was shaped and offers insight into human foundations and success. Geography plays a crucially vital role in determining success. Jared Diamond revolved his book around one question asked by a New Guinean politician named Yali....   [tags: geography, sociology] 2076 words
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Geopolitics- Exploring the Geopolitically Utopian State (GUS) - The study of the geopolitics around the globe and over time is a complex task. Numerous factors influence the causal chain of events that determine the course of a state’s history. Geography in its broadest sense limits the ability of a state to become a superpower, but it also allows certain states to thrive with relative ease compared to lesser developed countries. Location, terrain, technology, and demographics work in conjunction to affect the power of certain states, and it is through the effective use of these elements states attempt to raise or maintain their power....   [tags: geography, politics] 1581 words
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GEO-MAD: Geographic Ontology for Major Disasters - Geographic Ontologies The term “Ontology” was employed with different senses in a number a fields; it was originally derived from the philosophy where an ontology is “a systematic account of Existence”. Ontology was initially introduced in Artificial Intelligence field by Gruber [2] as “an explicit specification of a conceptualization”. Uschold et Gruninger [3] give further clarification about the word conceptualization in the above definition “Ontology is the term used to refer to the shared understanding of some domain of interest which may be used as a unifying framework (…)....   [tags: geography, taxonomy]
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Japanese History and Culture - Japan has always been an ever changing country. From the time when the emperor ruled and governed the country to the time when the emperor lost decision making power and became a symbol of national unity. Japans history is written throughout the world because of wars and trade especially with the United States. Japan is very isolated and lacking in essential resources, because of its relatively bad geography it is one of the biggest importers the world has ever known. Japan has very strong and unique cultural customs that have not changed over time (Japan)....   [tags: Japan, geography, ]
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Geography: A Brief Description of Singapore - ... It is an essential part of who we are and what our culture is, hence we should not take Singlish for granted. Hence, my research topic aims to delve deeper into the reasons why Singlish is part of Singaporean culture and why it should be preserved. Singapore Heritage and History that have significance in Singlish Singlish has been heavily influenced by Singapore’s past, where thousands of immigrants from all walks of life come to Singapore to make a living -- that is to say, the ‘rojak’ equivalent of a multi-racial society....   [tags: multiracial, melting pot, immigrants]
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Geography: The Federal Republic of Ethiopia - ... A high dropout rate for those that do attend, and low rates of girls’ participation along with the failure of the curriculum to generate useful skills relevant to the economy, Ethiopia continues to remain poverty stricken. (Releasing children from poverty Compassion in Jesus' name, 2014) Religion in Ethiopia is a part of everyday life and is practiced openly; even the language is full of references to God. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church dominates on the central plateau. People have great respect for the priest and deacons and show their admiration frequently as they pass by with kisses....   [tags: africa, church, christianity]
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Description of Belgium's History and Geography - ... The effects of Global Warming can be seen in Belgium quite easily: the frequency of cold spells dipped significantly in the 1970s and summer tends to arrive earlier. Between 1833 and 2000, precipitation levels have increased from 7% to 15 % (“Climate change” 1). It is thought that agriculture wouldn’t be affected heavily by Global Warming because an increase in Carbon Dioxide would offset any increase in temperature (Marbaix 3). But, it is projected that Belgium could see heavier episodes of rainfall and more in winter months....   [tags: belgium, belgians, versailles treaty]
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Physical Geography of Pierce County - A Brief Introduction: Pierce County is a very scenic and key area to the development of the northern Mississippi. The county today has a total land area of 576 sq. miles and is home to just over 41,000 people. Consisting of 6 villages, 13 towns, only 2 cities, and many unincorporated settlements Pierce County is very rural and has made grown largely due to the trapping, lumber, dairy, fertile soil, tourism, Fishing, mining industries, and the easy access to waterways. March 14, 1853 Named after the recently elected 14th president of the United States of America Franklin Pierce the county got its current name....   [tags: northern Mississippi, Franklin Pierce]
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