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    international audience, that it needed to include both aspects (Birdlife International, 2003). Ehler & Douvere (2007) have attempted to address this by defining MSP as “the public process of analysing and allocating the spatial and temporal distribution of human activities to achieve ecological, economic, and social objectives that are usually specified through a political process.” This definition has been further extended by Pomeroy (2009) to include how MSP has been used to “create and…

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    I could picture the Earth in my head. The blues of water, greens of vegetation, and whites of clouds, all the essentials of life swirling together as if left by brush strokes. I had been seeing it since my first earth science class in elementary school, glaring out at me from textbooks as if demanding an answer. How could you do this? The question reverberated in my head, the dull ache of cognitive dissonance setting in as I peered out the window. I didn’t have an answer. None of us did. That’s…

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    continued to outline many excellent points surrounding the crisis. The environment today is facing many problems that are not to be ignored. From air pollution to a drastic decrease in clean drinking water, the environment is ill and it is up to its human population to treat it. Christians worldwide should feel called upon to…

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    Guns, Germs And Steel

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    US Department of State (2015) published a human rights report which heavily criticised the human rights practices in the south East Asian country, Singapore. In that report, they discuss what they consider the restrictive laws which Singapore has as compared with various other countries. And yet Singapore remains an economic…

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    In Ricardo Hausmann’s article, “Prisoners of Geography,” he discusses the effects of geography on the economic stability of a certain area. After several detailed explanations, Hausmann comes to the conclusion that geography is the deciding factor in the development of a region’s economy with no regards to the people’s desires. The author’s belief that citizens are bound and chained to their geography and the effects the environment has on their economy despite their efforts is an accurate…

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    The geographic factors of early earth impacted those who lived there and their ways of life in many significant ways. Some examples of these factors on earth would be their location to water and animals for food around them. Also During the time of nomads they lived in a world that required different means of survival tactics due to the geographic features in which they lived even if this meant changing their way of life that had been set in order for years by those previous to them. According…

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    Throughout this course we’ve examined Appalachia as a separate and distinct region within the United States. The question of whether it’s a subculture or a colony is rather muddy at best. The Oxford Dictionary defines subculture as: “A cultural group within a larger culture, often having beliefs or interests at variance with those of the larger culture”. While this is true of Appalachia to some degree, the problem lies within its geographical area and the large number of subcultures that live in…

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    The forum is National Geographic magazine. This magazine can be found on both the web and in print. Additionally, readers can sign up for the Print Plus subscription which gives access to current issues in print and online and all of the archived magazines online. There is an online forum for National Geographic readers in which they may voice their opinions about articles and carry discussions on topics. Additionally, the magazine accepts messages and feedback from the readers that they…

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    In its simplest form, geopolitics can be defined as the ‘theory and practice of politics at a global scale with a specific emphasis on the geographies that both shape and result from that politics’ (Dittimer and Sharp, 2014, p3). Therefore, we can view geopolitical analysis as the examination of politics on a global scale in relation to the physical geography that defines it. Debatably, geopolitical analysis is beginning to lose its relevance in today’s world where the nature of politics and…

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    1___Scale is a geographic tool for creating and interpreting maps. Scale also has a broader meaning for geographers, as the relationship between any phenomenon and Earth as a whole. 2___A region is an area characterized by a unique combination of features. 3___A formal region is an area within which everyone has one or more distinctive characteristics in common, whereas A functional region is an area organized around a node or focal point. 4___An example of a functional region is the…

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