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    The von Thunen model has weaknesses because it does not allow for things like roads or railroads that make it easier to transport goods over long distances. He also does not anticipate things like...

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    A map is any sort of an organized representation of a given physical space. Maps typically try to show relevant aspects of the actual physical space that they represent on a much smaller scale....

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    The United States has several main physical features. One of these features is the major rivers we have in our country. The main rivers in the United States are the Mississippi River, Ohio River,...

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    According to figures from Australia’s Best City, based on the 2011 Australian census, 80% of Australians reside in a coastal strip from Cairns all the way down to Adelaide. This large percentage...

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    The "continental effect" could also be called "the big land mass effect" because it focuses on the differences between water and land. Basically, water holds temperature better than dirt does....

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    The 12 world geographic realms are: Europe, Russia, North America, Middle America, South America, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa/Southwest Asia, South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Austral...

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    Africa is located to the south of Europe and to the southwest of Asia. Egypt, in the northeast corner of Africa, is due west of the Arabian Peninsula. The second largest continent in the world, it...

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    Unlike latitude which is defined by the rotation of the Earth, longitude is arbitrarily defined; we could have put the prime meridian wherever we wanted, and actually until an international...

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    A good conclusion should wrap up your meteorological instruments project and give you one last chance to support your ideas on the topic. A conclusion allows you to make new connections and relate...

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    The northwestern hemisphere. Why? Ireland lies north of the equator, which locates it in the northern hemisphere.Ireland lies (just) west of England. And the Prime Meridian (which crosses through...

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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...

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    In this question, what you are really asking is how physical geography affects culture, which is one part of human geography. This is a question about how the physical nature of a given area...

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    Although there are many ways in which geographers use technology today, perhaps the most important technology for geographers is Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This is a term for...

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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...

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    The answer to this question is that the Rio Grande is the river that forms a natural border between the United States and Mexico. Of course, this river does not form the entire border between...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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    There must be something slightly wrong with the question as it was given to you. There is no one state that can be seen as being the farthest east, west, north and south in the United States....

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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    For the most part, the cuisine of any given region is going to feature things that are actually available locally in that region. When regional cuisines were being made originally, people had to...

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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...

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    Russia’s historical geography has been complex. However, the general idea of Russian historical geography is that Russia has long been the center of a major empire. Even today, when the Soviet...

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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...

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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...

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    Maps are an incredibly important tool that humans use to understand and learn about the world we live in. Street maps, the kind of map most people are most familiar with, are used to record the...

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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...

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    India and Sri Lanka are in close proximity to each other. They have many cultural similarities, but there are also numerous differences ranging from geography to population. The countries share...

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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...

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    The “Ring of Fire” is the name that is often used to refer to the geology of the Pacific Rim. The Ring of Fire is an area of relatively intense seismic activity. The vast majority of the...

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    There is, of course, no way to know how geographers will use technology in the future. We can only speculate as to how they might do so. I would argue that geographers will continue to increase...

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    From a geographical point of view, the tributaries of the Ganges River only helps to enhance the idea of the river's strength. The feeding into the Bay of Bengal is not one entire convergence....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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    1. Flooding can happen when torrential rains occur. The amount of water, which falls in the form of rain, falls at a rate which exceeds the drainage rate (of man-made displacement systems, like...

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    The Koppen Climate classification system is the most utilized tool for differentiating climate zones in different areas of the world. It classifies climates into five groups, A-D. There are three...

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    There is a strong demand for vacations in nature around the world today. To meet those demands without damaging ecologically fragile areas, ecotourism promotes responsible visits to remote areas....

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    The World Bank classifies countries in one four categories, depending upon level of economic development. Simply, the Bank categorizes countries as low, middle, upper-middle, and high-income, with...

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