April 3 geo 188

April 3 geo 188 - April3,2008 Finalexam60%

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April 3, 2008  Final exam—60% Multiple choice and short answer (40 marks) Maps (15 marks) Short paragraph answer (25 marks—5 questions x 5 marks each) Essay question -20 marks 20% first term, 80% second term—map question=all second half Essay question will incorporate both terms Unit 8: Tropical deforestation and the Case of the Amazon (brief review) Brazil’s March to the West Mega projects o Highway network o Resource: mills, mines, hydro-electric dams o Large-scale ranching o Smallholder colonization Lots of soy bean production today— Land inequality in Brazil o Top 2% of landowners 50% of arable land o Bottom 50% 3% of arable land o +millions of landless Through partly treated as an outliet for the poor, dominant landholders in Amazon are o Elites from the south—absentee landlords  Tax concession for clearance Land speculation o Area 4x California controlled by a few thousand investors Chico Mendes and the rubble tappers o Late 1980s >> est. some  extractive reserves  and protected areas (total about  10% of Amazon) Greater amazon region o Human population 12-13M, but growing rapidly Expanding urban network, heart in Manaus 10M in Brazilian Amazon Human footprint far outsizes population
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Especially cattle ranching Also minerals, logging, increasingly soy World Meat Production— growing rapidly Brazil—second leading meat exporter in the world
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2009 for the course GEOGRAPHY 188 taught by Professor None during the Spring '08 term at UWO.

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April 3 geo 188 - April3,2008 Finalexam60%

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