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The model for land use proposed by economist Johann Heinrich Von Thunen has modern relevance as a depiction of an ideal state of agricultural geography. In less developed societies it can be used...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2021 7:07 pm UTC

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A map is any sort of plot or guide that is used for direction. In cartography, a map is a geological display of the layout of a region that is used for guidance and direction. There are brain maps...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2019 7:38 pm UTC

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The main physical features of the United States include the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast and the Pacific Ocean on the west coast. There is also the Appalachian mountain range, which acts as a...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2018 5:08 am UTC

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Settling near a water source proves easier than settling in or near a desert. Water sources are effective locations for travel, food, fresh water supply, and trade endeavors, as well as a more...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2017 5:26 am UTC

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Here are the 12 geographic realms that form the spatial framework: Europe Russia North America Middle America South America Sub-Saharan Africa North Africa/Southwest Asia South Asia East Asia...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2018 12:45 pm UTC

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The continental effect is a phenomenon that causes temperatures in inland areas to fluctuate more than temperatures near to large bodies of water. Large bodies of water tend to have relatively...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2015 12:55 am UTC

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The answer to this question is made a bit more difficult because the question does not state what the paper's thesis is. The thesis statement is presumably making some kind of argumentative...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2018 2:49 pm UTC

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Africa is a continent found on planet Earth. Earth exists within the Milky Way Galaxy which is found in a small group of galaxies called the Local Group on the edge of a supercluster named the...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2018 12:37 pm UTC

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Standard meridians are lines of longitude based off the Greenwich Prime Meridian that are divisible by 15. They are used for determining the standard time zones of a location. There are 24 standard...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2018 10:28 pm UTC

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There is misconception that geography—and by extension, geographers—are engaged in only one aspect of the study of the earth. Many people believe geographers spend most, if not all, of their time...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019 12:28 pm UTC

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Ireland is situated in the Northern Hemisphere because it is north of the equator. It is also in the Western Hemisphere, as it is located to the west of the prime meridian, which runs through...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2018 6:25 pm UTC

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As is the case with many countries, much of Russia’s economy is not in any way affected by its climate. For example, one of Russia’s major economic activities is the extraction of natural gas and...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2013 3:08 pm UTC

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Geography is very important to understanding culture. Places along the coast may have an oceangoing culture. Fish might be a major part of their diet. Many ethnic Portuguese dishes use fish. Fish...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2019 7:59 pm UTC

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The Rio Grande River forms part of the natural border between the United States and Mexico. This river forms the border between the United States and Mexico, but only on the border with Texas. The...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2016 11:57 am UTC

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Cultural and human geography span a huge variety of factors. There are too many aspects to the human and cultural geography of Russia to fit in an answer on this site. All that is possible is to...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2013 5:27 pm UTC

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The Aral Sea is a lake that is situated between the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. The Aral Sea was one of the largest lakes in the World. Due to the diversion of rivers that...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2012 2:12 pm UTC

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The geography of a region and the human uses of that are interdependent in a number of obvious ways. For instance, people living along a seacoast tend to fish, so they develop cultures involving...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2009 4:36 am UTC

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In 1789, the western border of the United States was the Mississippi River. Beyond the river lay the large Spanish territory of Louisiana. The Mississippi River had become the western border of the...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2019 12:00 pm UTC

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The two terms actually have very different meanings. A spur is a smaller summit located on the slope of a mountain or a large hill. By definition, it is never as high as the main summit, and can...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2012 4:58 pm UTC

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This is a tough question, since the exact location of Mt. Sinai has been debated for centuries. Assuming that we use Mount Catherine (in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula) as the site of the Biblical Mt....

Latest answer posted December 19, 2011 1:28 am UTC

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Oceans make up about 70 percent of Earth’s surface. There are four major oceans on our planet. They are the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean. The Atlantic...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2018 6:08 pm UTC

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The Pacific Realm accounts for a very large percentage of the Earth’s surface; it also accounts for a very small percentage of its land and population. With a total population of a little over ten...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2013 2:03 pm UTC

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According to some studies, it has been concluded that nearly 60% of all Americans live in the city. When asked why, they answered that they enjoy the fact that they are constantly meeting new...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2019 9:09 am UTC

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The Midwestern United States is comprised of groups of landlocked states in the central region of America. The key here is that these states are landlocked, and therefore do not border any oceans....

Latest answer posted May 3, 2019 3:41 pm UTC

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A topographical map shows the contours of land. Using connecting lines that connect areas with the same elevation, it is possible to get a visual representation of both high points, such as...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2021 6:21 pm UTC

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Perhaps the most relevant aspect of Russia’s economic geography is the fact that much of Russia’s land area is not economically useful. Most of the country is essentially uninhabited. The...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2013 2:14 am UTC

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As the question pertains to the entirety of the United States of America, the answer to the question -- what state is the farthest south in the USA -- is Hawaii. Located in the middle of the...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2015 7:04 pm UTC

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First, we must understand that not everyone lives at the same latitude. When we speak of latitude, we are speaking about how far north or south of the Equator a given place is. There are 90...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2012 12:42 am UTC

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Deserts, like the Taklamakan and Gobi, and mountains, like the Himalayas, are extreme environments. Therefore, the people who live there must adapt to their surroundings if they are to survive...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2020 1:50 pm UTC

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I concur with the first answer. I think that the question must be asking, "Which state extends the farthest in overall area to the north, south, east and west. That would pretty obviously be the...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2015 11:56 pm UTC

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North America is located in the northern and western hemisphere of the globe. It stretches longitudinally from approximately one hundred-seventy degrees west to ten degrees west, and almost spans...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2012 6:47 am UTC

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The identity of the original settlers of Madagascar has never been definitively determined. In his exploration of world geography and the factors that determined the survival of disparate...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2013 5:57 pm UTC

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Asia is the only continent that reaches from the Arctic Circle to the Equator. At it's northernmost, thousands of miles of Russia's northern coastline of the Arctic Ocean are well above the Arctic...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2012 12:45 pm UTC

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Geography, the study of the Earth and of man’s interaction with the environment, is very important because of the very profound ways in which humans have directly and indirectly affected the...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2013 7:00 pm UTC

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Perhaps the main point to know about the physical geography of Russia is that it is an enormous country. If you count the islands in the Arctic, Russia is about 4500 kilometers (2800 miles) from...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2013 1:33 pm UTC

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Human geographers often choose to limit their studies to a smaller area for two reasons. The first has to do with practicality. Because human geography, like natural geography, requires the...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2019 1:03 pm UTC

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Africa is a continent that is very rich in mineral resources. However, even with these riches, it is a very poor continent, relatively speaking. Much of Africa is not very economically useful....

Latest answer posted August 27, 2013 12:05 am UTC

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Kansas’s nickname is the Sunflower State largely because of the fact that the state’s identity is tied to its geographic location in the Great Plains. Kansas is located in the center of the United...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2013 12:08 am UTC

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Early mapmakers were faced with an interesting challenge. They had to figure out how to show elevation on a flat map. They decided to use an innovation called contour lines, which are lines drawn...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2021 7:55 pm UTC

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A geographer (literally, a grapher of land) uses his/her skills in government, the free enterprise system, and international law; the duties can be further divided by size and scope of the...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2013 8:38 pm UTC

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The most basic features of African physical geography are deserts, rivers, and jungles. Northern Africa is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean Sea and on the south by the Sahara Desert. It...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2013 11:57 pm UTC

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As with any area of such a huge size, Africa has a very complex historical geography. It is only possible to give the briefest outlines here. Africa is believed to be the cradle of humanity. It...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2013 12:22 am UTC

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The vast majority of Saudi Arabia has a desert climate, with the exception of a 100-mile strip of a steppe climate in the west and a small area of humid conditions just north of Yemen. Daytime...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2019 6:09 pm UTC

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I will address each of these areas more in identification mode than in an essay format. Latitude: Latitude primarily influences climate by determining both yearly and seasonal temperatures. An...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2012 3:04 pm UTC

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The Ring of Fire is a major area in the Pacific Ocean where many volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur. This area is also called the circum-Pacific belt. The Ring of Fire is significant...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2018 5:12 am UTC

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One of the most important geographic and geological features of the Pacific Realm is volcanoes. Volcanoes have been instrumental in creating this realm. For example, we can see that there are...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2013 3:55 am UTC

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With central European nations like Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Austria to its northwest, the Balkan states to its southwest, Greece to its south, and Ukraine to its northeast, Romania has long...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2016 8:16 pm UTC

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The Ancient Greeks used the sea for many things just as societies have throughout history. First, they used the sea as a source of food. They caught fish in the sea for their food. Second, they...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2012 12:38 am UTC

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Human geography is the study of how people interact with their environments. In other words, it is the study of how people are affected by, and how they affect, their surroundings. This is a very...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2016 8:05 pm UTC

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The capital of Syria is Damascus. Damascus is not the largest city in Syria. That distinction belongs to the city of Aleppo in the northwestern part of the country. Although it is not as big as...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2012 8:55 pm UTC

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