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  • Thematic Mapping History

    Albane Valenzuela History 95N Thematic Maps and Maps as Products: A Social Story All maps tell stories that have either shaped or were shaped by history. During the age of exploration and discovery, cartography was primarily a political enterprise that helped the state assert its colonial and imperial endeavors by drawing the boundaries of newly claimed territories. Gradually, these topographic maps evolved into more specific, accessible objects. The numerous social, economic and technological changes of the last few centuries have modified and diversified the production and consumption of maps. Since the nineteenth century, thematic and commercial maps have not ceased to proliferate. Since entering the digital era,…

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  • Ce 1440 Water Resources Engineering Case Study

    Carolyn Wehner CEE 1440 Water Resources Engineering Take-Home Final Exam Due: 12/14/16 Introduction: With changing climates, ice caps melting more rapidly therefore causing the water levels of the world to rise rapidly. With this increase of fluid water on the earth water resources engineers are concerned how the excess water will affect infrastructure pertaining to water designs such as dams and reservoirs. Also future engineering designs will have to consider the change in water levels and…

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  • Coffee And Cannibals Summary

    Frank Jacobs takes an unorthodox approach to quantifying the perceived political geography of Earth in his article “Coffee and Cannibals – the Weird Geography of Autocomplete Maps.” By examining a series of maps, ostensibly generated from Google’s search autocomplete, Jacobs attempts to provide readers with insight into the “mental maps” of different cultures. Before analyzing the article, it is important to first understand exactly what a mental map is in the context of political geography.…

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  • Map Of Africa Title Analysis

    Maps serve as powerful objects that can change the way viewers think or perceive the world. When maps contain lies, people can be led into a false sense of belief. A New Map of Africa from the Latest Authorities, was created by cartographer John Cary- a former apprentice of William Palmer- reinforces this idea. The map was created in 1805, at the height of European colonization and exploration of Africa. Most explorers were not familiar with Africa’s landscape while undertaking these long…

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  • Themes Of Geography

    Emily Waldo Bezy Geo. Honors 15 August 2017 “Geography & It’s 5 Themes” Geography is the study of the Earth, specifically the land and its features. The subject can be divided into two categories: Physical Geography and Cartography. Physical Geography entails actual points that can be located using latitude and longitude as well as landforms, such as mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, plateaus, etc. Cartography is the study and / or practice of drawing maps. In Cartography; one must…

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  • An Analysis Of Socio-Spatial Mobility In London By Freidrich Engels

    Freidrich Engels explores Michel Foucault’s ideas about the organisation of social space through the relationship between social and spatial mobility. In The Condition of the Working Class in England (1945), Engels suggests that social class is dialectically linked with one’s ability to freely navigate urban space, arguing that the city space of industrial Manchester during the ‘hungry forties’ worked as a mechanism of the capitalist state to control the socio-spatial movement of the working…

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  • Marc Brosseau: The Context Of Geography's Literature

    As the geographers focus on the literature of geography (Brosseau’s “Geography’s Literature”), the literary theorists go in a parallel line to talk about the geography or the cartography of literature whose contours are drawn to map out “such complex overlays of real and fictional geographies” in literary genres (Piatti and Hurni 2011: 218). Moreover, as Franco Moretti states, geographical or the cartographical contour of literature “shapes the narrative structure of the European novel” (Moretti…

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  • Mali Empire

    often referenced Mansa Musa.” (Tesfu). Mansa Musa’s pilgrimage to Mecca carried global resonance, and it brought with it many revolutions, changes and architecture. The generous mansa distributed lots of gold in a charitable fashion, therefore inflating its price for almost a decade, and the mansa also found architects on the way which created iconic landmarks within the empire and inspire modern architecture to this day. Word of the mansa’s travels reached Europe, which this resulted in…

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  • William Fitzhugh On The Vikings

    In the summary of the article, the purpose is made very clear, “Smithsonian archaeologist William Fitzhugh reveals what drove the Vikings on their adventures to distant shores” ( This article suggests to readers that the typical stereotype of brutal Vikings may not in fact be accurate. The article does this through a number of ways; including archaeology, cartography, literature, and historic accounts. For instance, archaeological discoveries such as the revelation of the Viking…

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  • Culture And Imperialism In Beyond Culture

    space achieves a distinctive identity as a place. (2) Following their line of argument, Gupta and Ferguson believe that even though the colonial experience does not necessarily affect the physical landscape of the colony, the process of invasion and occupation complicate the spatial identity of the colony and thus dislocate the subject’s perception of territoriality. They state that the representation of space from a rigid Eurocentric perspective has significant implications as to the…

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