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Tragedy of Deforestation in Columbia

- Deforestation should be banned Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forested land, for uses such as: pasture, urban use, logging purposes, and can result in arid land and wastelands. The removal or destruction of significant areas of forest cover has resulted in an altered environment with reduced biodiversity. In many countries, deforestation is ongoing and is shaping climate and geography. Deforestation of Colombia is a dangerous act to the environmen....   [tags: Environment Geography]

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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]

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Geography Environment

- GEOGRAPHY NOTES · Since European settlement between 78 & 100 plant species have become are extinct. 150-200 under threat. · GENETIC DIVERSITY - safeguard species diversity. Large range of genetic forms within each species. Genetic variations. · Extinct- disappearance of species after thorough searching (some extinction is natural) · At risk- in danger of becoming extinct · Endangered- close to extinction in the wild unless something is done the species could disappear altogether · Vulnerable- The step before endangered · Rare- few of a particular species remain , less serious category than endangered · Extinction can occur naturally because of clim...   [tags: essays research papers]

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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]

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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, ]

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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]

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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 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]

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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]

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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]

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Caborn - Geography

- Caborn The topographic map that is the study area is the Caborn quadrangle. This area is located in the southwest area of Indiana and on the south is bordering the Ohio River. The topography of this area is pocketed with gently rolling hills with the largest depression in the land just north of the Ohio River with Goose pond located in the center of it. This study area is located in the Wabash lowland of Indiana and its bedrock consists of mainly of shale and sandstone. There is also a thin layer of bedrock consisting of limestone, clay and coal....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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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]

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A Career in Geograpy

- ... It is important to identify and understand the interconnecting aspects of the world around us and apply such knowledge towards a more sustainable future. Geography isn’t just the study of issues that are facing use today, it is also a gateway to appropriate and constructive solutions. IB Geography has thoroughly depicted the fact that geography is an integrative subject that ties in social, environmental and economic factors. This course has further enhanced my understanding of patterns and changes occurring and to evaluate solutions through a balanced manner on a local and global scale....   [tags: geographical theory, environmental protection]

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Ghana: The Gold Coast of Africa

- Ghana: The Gold Coast of Africa The Gold Coast, now known as Ghana, is one of many civilizations of Africa. It was a British Colony until March 6, 1957, when it became independent as the State of Ghana. In 1471, the Portuguese invaded this area and became involved in gold trade, giving the region the name, The Gold Coast. They built forts to protect their monopoly of gold trade from merchants representing other nations. In 1642, the Dutch West India Company captured all Portuguese strong posts and they devoted their interests in slave trading rather than gold trading....   [tags: Geography]

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Role of Religion in Determining the Earth's Shape

- Role of Religion in Determining the Earth's Shape The Greek geographers of the later Roman period developed systematic calculations for the mapping and shaping of the earth. However, what would come to replace these systematic calculations. Why were the ideologies of a flat earth accepted and why were those of a spherical earth ridiculed. The answer to this question is very simple and can be answered by one clear and concise word: Religion. "Thus saith the Lord God; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her." (Ezekiel 5:5) This verse from the of book Ezekiel simply states that the city of Jerusalem should be in the center of all...   [tags: Geography]

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Why I Want to Further My Studies in Geography, Mathematics and Psychology

- Seeing those around me work hard day and night to have that extra penny in their pocket, has been the source of my interest in how money can control individuals...Societies...Countries and the world. And only a few who truly understand money and its system, can understand that control. I want to be one of those few. As a person I have always been interested in the business side of the world. Studying the competitiveness of it all and the challenges of the business world. Since studying Business and economics at GCSE level I found myself drawn into the financial aspect of businesses and I found myself drawn to the financial side of a business....   [tags: statement of purpose]

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Pursuing a M. Sc. Degree in Geography

- I am writing to express my interest in pursuing a M.Sc. degree in geography at the University of Toronto/ Ryerson University. I am interested in the current research groups active within the department, and am excited to potentially contribute to such interesting and quality research. UofT/RU has the academic support and resources that will guide me towards my own research goals of integrating Geographic Information Systems with biogeography and natural systems. When I began my undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph, I knew that the only way to discover what I was passionate about was to expose myself to as many disciplines as possible....   [tags: Statement of purpose, career choices]

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The Economy and Environment of Canada

- The Economy and Environment of Canada 1. The expression "official area of Canada" refers to the actual landmass of the country, thereby including all inland bodies of water, whereas "Greater Canada" includes external peninsular and coastal bodies of water (e.g. Hudson and James Bay). 2. As Hamelin stated, Canada has been both blessed and cursed by isolation and accessibility. Settlement was not possible in Canada until a relatively recent historical period. The Canadian coastline, at any point, is too great a distance to allow for regular trade via sea, thus creating an economic dependancy on the United States, Canada's oldest and original trading partner....   [tags: Geography]

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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]

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Geography

- Size of the Channel - the channel width grew larger the further downstream you were. This is shown on the diagrams of cross sections of the channel at 3 different points in the river. This is because of the higher discharge in the lower course of the river due to tributaries adding more water to the main river, therefore the river widens to be able to transport this extra water. Relationship between Velocity and Discharge - The Spearman Rank Correlation Co-efficient suggested a strong positive relationship between velocity and discharge....   [tags: Papers]

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Way of Life in Nicaragua

- Way of Life in Nicaragua Most Nicaraguans are mestizos. That is that they have white and Indian ancestors. Their way of life is somewhat similar to that of Spanish Americans in other Central American countries. Most people belong to the Roman Catholic Church and speak Spanish. Most of Nicaragua's people are poor farmers. Many of those in the Pacific Region are peasants who work on their own farms, cooperatives, state farms, or large private farms. In warmer areas, agriculture workers live in metal roofed houses....   [tags: Geography]

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West Africa

- West Africa By: West Africa is know for its rich trading empire, natural landmarks, for their beautifully designed cloth, and jewelry. To begin with, West Africa is known for its interesting land features, landforms, and its gradually changing climate. For example, Lake Chad is one of West Africa's well known features. Lake Chad is one of Africa's largest freshwater lake, and is know for its shrinking over time in size....   [tags: Geography]

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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]

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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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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]

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Expansion of the Islam Religion

- Expansion of Islam Islam is a religion initially spread by the prophet Muhammad. Muhammad had received the message from God while meditating and took the messages he received to birth the religion Islam (Doc A). Islam can be seen all over the world, from the United States to Asia. Muslims make up 20% of the world population and most Muslims are outside the Middle East (Doc H). A good example showing how far Islam spread is in places such as Africa where the mosque of Dejeme can be found (Doc C)....   [tags: muhammad, muslim, geography]

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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]

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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]

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The Culture and Geography of Guinea-Bissau

- The rivers of Guinea-Bissau were some of the first of Africa to be discovered by the Portuguese. Portugal claimed Portuguese Guinea in 1446. But very little trading post were established before the 1600’s. Portuguese entered the slave trade and exported large quantities of Africans to the Western Hemisphere. African rulers prospered greatly from the slave trade but did not allow Europeans to move more inland than were there trading post were. Independence was declared on the 24 of September in 1973....   [tags: government, climate, drugs]

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Kenya: Country Overview

- Kenya is a country situated in the East coast of Africa, along the equator, between Somalia and Tanzania and bordering the Indian Ocean. Its geographic co-ordinates are 1 000 N, 38 00 E. It has a total of 580,367 square metres (slightly larger than France) with 569,140 square metres of land and the rest, 11,227 square metres is water. Kenya is land bounded by five countries, Uganda (933 kilometres), Ethiopia (861 kilometres), Tanzania (769 kilometres), Somalia (682 kilometres) and Sudan (232 kilometres) adding to a grand total of 3,477 kilometres....   [tags: Geography, Africa]

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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]

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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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The African Country of Mozambique

- The African Country of Mozambique Mozambique is a country located on the southeast coast of Africa. It covers 308,642 square miles and has a population of about sixteen million. Maputo is the capitol, largest city, and chief port. Mozambique was governed by Portugal from the early 1500's until 1975 when it became independent after a ten year struggle against Portuguese rule. Mozambique is now controlled by Frelimo (the front for the liberation of Mozambique) the nations only political party....   [tags: Geography]

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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]

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Geography Summary

- Geography Summary A very long time ago, in outer space. There was an atom, invisible to the naked eye. No one knows how the atom was created, it was just there. This atom was very concentrated and very dense. Approximately 30 billion years ago, that atom exploded and out came the material used to create the entire universe. Of course, back then. The universe was very different from today. This is the big bang theory, it wa sproposed by George Gamow a Russian American....   [tags: Papers]

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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 and its Effect in Ancient Civilizations

- In ancient civilizations, geography affected them in so many ways, like the climate, resources, and the landscape that they use. The climates affect them because monsoons were offend common that brought heavy rain and wind to the area. The mountains provided them with protection against invasions, but the mountains were also used for trading with other to get the resources that they needed. In Ancient Greece they use many of their geography to help them be the civilization that they wanted to be....   [tags: Climate, Rivers]

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Thriving of Europe in Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

- Guns, Germs, and Steel Geography Essay Why did certain early civilizations thrive and some fail. Jared Diamond, a famous author and scientist, explains in his book Guns, Germs, and Steel. He believes civilizations like the ones in Europe thrived because of geographical luck. Geographic luck is the idea that people in some areas got luckier than others. For example, the Fertile Crescent had a warm, moist climate, and fertile soil to grow wheat and barley, while people that lived in places like Papua New Guinea had to hunt, and forage for their food....   [tags: Geography, Luck, Weapons]

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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]

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The Settlement and Innovations of Ancient Rome

- The Settlement and Innovations of Ancient Rome Rome is an ancient city located on the western coast of Italy by the Meditterranian Sea.(3:289) The city of Rome was founded, according to the legend, by Romulus in 753 BC. Remus and Romulus were two mythological sons of Mars, the god of war. "Through military expansion and colonizations, and by granting citizenship to conquered tribes, the city joined all of Italy south of the Po in the 100-year period before 268 BC." First, the Latin and other tribes were joined, then the Etruscans (a civili zed people north of Rome) and the Greek colonies in the south....   [tags: Geography]

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Geography Of Russia

- Russia is a huge landmass and covers a vast amount of the earth’s surface area. Being so large, Russia contains a huge variety of different geographical features. There are several mountains, rivers, bodies of water, climate zones, and population centers in Russia. Most of the development in Russia is located in its core area, east of the Ural Mountains. There are several countries around Russia that used to be parts of a larger union called The Union of Soviet Socialists Republics, however, in 1991, the USSR broke apart into several other independent states....   [tags: essays research papers]

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History and Issues in Mexico City

- Mexico City is the capital city of Mexico. Mexico City is very well known for being the longest continuously inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere, and it is also the largest and the oldest city in the Spanish America. The population of Mexico City is growing very quickly, for many reasons mainly the migration from the other parts of Mexico and another reason is that the birth rate is greater than the death rate. At a population of 21 million people, about one-fifth of the country's inhabitants, it is one of the most greatly populated cities in the world, and it is the worlds largest capital city....   [tags: Mexico City, geography, capitals,]

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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]

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Geography and History of Memphis

- Memphis is considered to be a dangerous city by many around the country with not many attractions besides Martin Luther king, jr. What they do not know is that Memphis is full of rich music and history. Various genres have made an impact on people’s daily lives such as gospel, soul, funk, blues, jazz, R&B, pop, country, and rap. Stax records were found in in 1957 which was known as satellite radio at the time. Stax has made a major impact on helping the lives of people in Memphis. Stax has overlooked the obstacles of color and racism by giving many artists of different races the opportunity they dreamed of....   [tags: music, racism, soul]

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Land Surveying

- Surveying is the technique and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional space position of points and the distances and angles between them. These points are usually, but not exclusively, associated with positions on the surface of the Earth, and are often used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership or governmental purposes. In order to accomplish their objective, surveyors use elements of geometry, engineering, trigonometry, mathematics, physics, and law....   [tags: Geography]

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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]

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How Culture Has Changed My Views

- This course of cultural geography has taught me new and old ideas along with theories that help shape the world. Before I started this class, I was not sure how well I was going to like it. I was not ever interested in geography and always overlooked ideas of culture. It was an idea that I never truly understood. However, these ideas were more broad and interesting than I anticipated. I began to understand what Geographers meant and what all was included within the idea of cultural geography. The world is always changing and I have learned that cultural geography is a way to keep pace with what is changing and understand how the world has gotten to where it is....   [tags: cultural geography, personal reflections]

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British Imperial Policies and Colonial Resistance

- A new era was dawning on the American colonies and its mother country Britain, an era of revolution. The American colonists were subjected to many cruel acts of the British Parliament in order to benefit England itself. These British policies were forcing the Americans to rebellious feelings as their rights were constantly being violated by the British Crown. The colonies wanted to have an independent government and economy so they could create their own laws and stipulations. The British imperial policies affected the colonies economic, political, and geographic situation which intensified colonists’ resistance to British rule and intensified commitment to their republican values....   [tags: Taxes, Geography, Acts]

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Comparing the Development of Trade in Gotland and Great Zimbabwe

- Comparing the Development of Trade in Gotland and Great Zimbabwe There were many differences and similarities between the ways trade has developed in Gotland and in Great Zimbabwe. In this essay I would discuss the most important ones, that can indicate something about trade development in other places in the world. The time span in which trade has developed and came to its highest level in both places was about the same. In Great Zimbabwe it was between the 10th and the 16th centuries. In Gotland it started in the Vikings age end (9th century) and ended in the 16th century....   [tags: Geography]

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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]

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The Positive and Negaitves of Living in Jamaica

- “Jamaica’s a country of great dichotomy. On the one hand you have a tourist industry with great beaches and resorts, but on the other you have such great poverty and the violence that goes along with that.”(Michael Franti) In this paper, I will talk about the geography, the history of Jamaica, the people that live there now and that lived there in the past, the lifestyle of the society, and the society, like the government and economy. Geography Jamaica’s climate is warm and sunny. Its range is from 75 degrees Fahrenheit to 85 degrees during the day and 65 degrees during the night....   [tags: geography, history, society, government]

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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]

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Evidence Geography Can Influence Russian Power

- ... If Russia had taken over that River, it could have blocked Mongolians and Chinese from having access to the river. Meaning no transportation of goods, people, or other objects, from that area. Russia, in a sense, would have partial control of Mongolia and China, had it gained full control of the river. Rivers are an essential part of Russian geography. The Volga River was used for hydroelectric power and water for irrigation. It has been viewed as Russia’s most important internal waterway. Other than hydroelectric power and irrigation water, the river was used for passengers on touring ships....   [tags: control, koreas, manchu emperors, economy]

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Religion and Ethnicity around the World

- I have never been considered good in geography let alone cultural geography. As soon as I enrolled, I started to dread having to take a geography class that I knew I was going to be awful at. As classes started this semester, I have to admit that I thought that this class would drag along until I either made a B or C in the class then I would go on without thinking about it again. However, while Professor Henning was teaching, specifically about religion, I became interested in the many different religions or ethnic groups around the world and how similar or different they might be (Greiner 2012)....   [tags: cultural geography]

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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]

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Geography: The State of Texas

- Situated in the south central part of the United States, Texas is the second largest state in the U.S. It is also the third fastest growing state and holds a number of the most populous cities in the nation [US Census,2013] and number one in the nation in producing greenhouse gasses [EPA, 2013]. Stress in water resources can be seen in rapidly populated and over populated areas, where the water demand is high and availability is limited. This is particularly magnified in Texas due to climate change....   [tags: temperature, topographic characteristics]

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Africa's Geography: Unfortunate Circumstances Led to Unfortunate Results

- Africa’s geography put them at a great disadvantage over the Europeans, which eventually allowed the Europeans to colonize Africa with ease. The geography of Africa is wildly different than that of Europe’s. Crops in Europe were very suitable for farming, and their native animals could be domesticated easily. Because of this, farming in Europe didn’t take very much effort, and surpluses of food could develop at a quick rate. These surpluses allowed specialists to form. Specialists devoted all of their time to developing new and advanced technology, instead of farming....   [tags: disadvantafe over the Europeans]

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Vanuatu: A Series of 83 Islands in the Pacific Ocean

- ... The leader of the state is President Iolu Johnson Abbil. This role is mainly just a ceremonial role in the government. The leader of the government is Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil. They have a constitution and their voting age is 18. Their economy is largely based of agriculture, especially live stock. There are a few other things they live off of, such as fishing, tourism and offshore financial services. They get foreign aid mostly from Australia and New Zealand. Their GDP per capita is $4900....   [tags: economy, culture, geography]

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The History and Development of Athens

- Athens was the shining star of the Greek city-states. Athens was a city-state in Greece that was one of the best. Although it didn't have the best army, it had the best brains. Athens is still thriving today with great life,very strong democracy, and convenient location. The Athenian Democracy The Athenian democracy was quite interesting. A New rule of government came to Athens(bbc.co.uk 1). It was called a democracy wich meant “rule by the people” (bbc.co.uk 1). Not everyone had a vote though (bbc.co.uk 1)....   [tags: democracy, roles, geography]

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The Future of Africa: Third World Countries Falling Further Behind

- The Future of Africa: Third World Countries Falling Further Behind Rory J. OConnor's article uses Africa as an example to show how third world countries react to the developing technology of this time. Africa, once called, the dark continent because of its inaccessibility to physical explorations by Westerners is still inaccessible today, both by residents and outsiders via the virtual world. (270) All the advances in technology and more to come in the future will continue to separate countries, like Africa, if they are not currently at the same level of advances....   [tags: Geography]

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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]

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The American Revolution-Eight Long Years

- The American Revolution, also known as the American Revolutionary War and the War of Independence, lasted from 1775 to 1783. It stemmed from growing tensions between England’s 13 North American colonies and the colonial government representing England, as well as cost sharing imposed on English colonies by successive governments in London for debts attributed to former wars (Foner, 2012). The “cost sharing” encompassed a variety of measures including taxation on goods produced in the colonies, efforts to stem widespread smuggling and “The Stamp Act” of 1765 requiring a stamp on all printed material....   [tags: Early Democracy, Geography In War]

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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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Physical Geography of Orange County

- This sedimentary rock has hardened over the many years with sand shells, small pebbles, grains of sand and rocks of various sizes. In comparison to our 4.5 billion year old Earth, these sand shells might as well be brand new, when in reality they could be up to 1,000 years old. If the sandstone were to be replaced with calcite it would completely change the subclass of rock, it would then be chemical & organic limestone. The variation in sand stone is due to different rates of deposition and change in patterns of the sediment movement (Mc Knight, p....   [tags: earth science, geology, cloud types]

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What is Eratosthenes?

- Eratosthenes Overview This paper will tell you about the life of Eratosthenes; his life, death and everything that we know in between. He was a very diverse, multitalented thinker who was also known as the “father of geography” (Fashchuk 1). The Life of Eratosthenes Eratosthenes was born in 276 B.C. in Cyrene, Libya which is present day Shahhat, Libya on the northern coast of Africa. He died in 194 B.C. at about 82 years old in Alexandria, Egypt, which is the second largest city in Egypt (Trubin).The only mention of his father was of a man named Aglaos....   [tags: Earth, Environmentsl Science, Geography]

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Analysis of Paul Farmer´s AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame

- The content of Paul Farmer’s AIDS & ACCUSATION: Haiti and the Geography of Blame, was very boring to begin with. Quite literally, I was sleeping while reading the beginning of it. However, it did pick up towards the middle as it caught my interest; I found that the book was particularly funny. Before reading this book, I had no clue what I was in for other than the title and who would’ve guessed; the title says it all. It was actually about what the title said. The United States blames Haiti for the AIDS and vice versa....   [tags: america, haiti, aids, voodoo]

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Setting and Geography in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The author of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, meant for the setting and geography of the novel to relate to its themes, characters, and thoughts so readers would connect a place, person, and idea. There are many important geographical locations in The Great Gatsby. Each of these is specifically selected to correspond to an explicit person or central idea in the novel. The setting is also tremendously significant to The Great Gatsby, as it emphasizes the themes and character traits that drive the novel’s critical events....   [tags: themes, characters, thoughts, foreshadowing]

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Geography: The Country of Israel in Its Short History

- The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines culture as “the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time” (Merriam-Webster, Culture). There are many aspects to each culture; five important aspects to look at when defining a culture include language, religion, government, tradition, and customs. The first three of these aspects are relatively self-explanatory, but the last two aspects seem somewhat similar at first glance. Throughout this cultural awareness essay we will define the meaning of tradition as to include historical aspects, and customs as being more in present day....   [tags: beliefs, customs, arts]

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Environment and Economy of Kuwait

- Environment and Economy of Kuwait Kuwait is not self-sufficient in agriculture but the country will be in the future. Its production of cereals, vegetables and fruit grown in the oasis of Jahra and scattered smallholdings is not sufficient for the population's needs, due to limitations of water supply, fertile soil, climate and manpower. Much of its food needs to be imported but government investment and the work of the Kuwait Experimental farm have led to improvements whereby existing resources are more efficiently utilized....   [tags: Geography]

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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 Environment and Industry of the Artic Region

- The Environment and Industry of the Artic Region Introduction. The Artic is a region at the upper most tip of the Northern Hemisphere. The Artic includes the area around Greenland, USSR, Canada and Alaska. Much of the Artic circle is permanently frozen ice. The Artic is a pristine environment, clean and void of human interference. However as humans move into these areas and begin to extract what ever they can be balance can be tipped, resulting in pollution and destruction of the environment. Climate....   [tags: Geography]

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Wonderful Argentina

- The culture of Argentina reflects deeply upon the geography. Like all countries, Argentina’s culture is widely influenced by her immigrants. The immigrants consist vastly of European with Amerindian and African persuasion in their music and art. The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, is a cultural melting pot filled with exotic traditions that are plainly evident throughout today’s Argentinean society. Argentineans are a mix between native Latin Americans and European immigrant. The European culture that has integrated into the Latin American traditions has left Argentinean residents with more of a European persuasion....   [tags: Geography, Informative Essay]

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Geography of India

- I would like to present to you the country of India. A country one-third the area of the United States (total land mass is 2,973,190 sq. kilometers) borders China on the northeast, Pakistan on the west, Nepal and Blutan to the north, and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. It is divided into three categorical geographic regions: the Gangetic Plain, the plateau region in the south, the Himalayan region in the north, which contains some of the highest mountains in the world and a central part....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Geography: Kansas City

- Kansas City is a large city, a major city in one of the largest metropolitan areas of more than two million people on both sides of the Missouri–Kansas border. Kansas City was founded in 1838 at the meeting of the Missouri and Kansas rivers and was incorporated in its present form in 1853. Kansas City, Kansas, is the location of several important battles during the Civil War. The city is well known for its diverse offerings to the musical styles of jazz and blues as well as to its two most noted cuisine, Kansas City strip steak and Kansas City-style barbecue....   [tags: transit, religion, agriculture]

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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]

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Explorers of Africa

- Explorers of Africa Mungo Park was a Scottish explorer who led one of the first expeditions to investigate the course of the Niger river in Western Africa. Mungo Park was a 23 year-old scottish surgeon who had just returned from a journey to Sumatra on a ship of the East India Company. There he had discovered 6 species of fish, and he had published descriptions in a Scientific Journal. In 1795, Park had gone to Piscina, on an offer to research further into Africa. Park had accepted and a severe fever overcame him during his journey....   [tags: Geography]

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Challenges of Development in Sumer and Egypt

- ... The richness of the land and the engineering of the vital irrigation systems for the city-states of Sumer called for large populations. In a more religious aspect, the Sumerians worshipped Enlil, god of storms. No human was recognized as a descendent of god, but Sumerians put city-state leaders, priests and high-ranked military men in charge. Military was a strong aspect since Sumer had no known natural barriers. The economy used crops as a form of money, as well as trade being important since Sumer had little natural resources....   [tags: geography, civilzations, flooding]

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Global Economy: Commodies and Industries

- Commodies and industries play a huge part in the global economy. They basically make up the whole economy. This is an examination of the geography of a particular commodity, where the commodity is produced and where the commodity is consumed. Information about the pattern of trade in the industry looks, what countries/regions are the most significant exporters and which countries are the major importers will also be discussed. Oil is a standout amongst the most significant, quite requested, costly, and a paramount wellspring of regular vitality on the planet....   [tags: oil, geography, regions]

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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]

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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]

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