Historical Geography Midterm Notes

Historical Geography Midterm Notes - 8/25/08 MarkBlumler...

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8/25/08 Mark Blumler Office SW 219A, 7-6732 o Hours. MW 3:30-4:30, Tues 12:10-1:10  o Bio-geographer Assignments due Friday Bring Lab Manual Reading Stevens Sowell, Ch. 1 Wilson, Ch. 5 Carney Free Riders Those who take advantage of the system. Thinking that somebody else will take care of it. Such as the Monarch Butterfly who is poisonous and is bright and  beautiful. o Other butterflies copy this and then once there are too many birds  start to just take their chances. Format of test. Multiple choice Fill in Maps
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Aka everything Famous for long and nasty tests Geography The study of maps The study of anything you can put on a map "Pretty much everything” Salton Sea 2 nd  lowest spot in the United States. When they started using Colorado river water for irrigation, water  escaped the canals and went downhill, creating the Salton Sea  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salton_Sea What the class covers… How humans affect the geography and how geography affects humans Human Geography Diversity Note: Look at 3 assignments in Lab Manual Most basic terms of geography Place o The qualities o ex. Binghamton, Vestal Location Region
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o Movement o People and things o Ideas (Diffusions) Human-Environment Interaction Landscape 8/27     The “N” requirement To teach social sciences How research is done. .. Social Sciences (“N”) Approaches o Scientific Typical scientific approach… The goal is truth o Neo-Marxist The goal tends to be equality o Darwinian (Evolutionary) Still scientific, but has a perspective from biology Theory We evolved from apes
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Started as hunter gatherers Problem of obesity is because of this Now have fat cravings o Okay then o Bad now Zero Population Growth (ZPG) Our planet is maxed out Stop having children MAIN POINT: The group that has the most children…. Wins o Humans > Nature Take advantage of o Humans and nature are one, interacting Yin and Yang From Taoism o Ethnic Diversity Anthropology view Races grows and develops and is influenced Indigence Music Example Jazz Mix of white and black
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Country Have black influence Flamingo Mix of European and Arabic Loss of technology Tasmania Was cut off from Australia Lowest tip of South America Tierra del Fuego 9/3     1. Collapse Carrying Capacity = k o US Pop = 300,000,000 o Hunt + Gather k = 5,000,000 o Traditional Agriculture = 100,000,000 Denial vs. Panic 2. Life expectancy Worth knowing? Tobacco – no
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2010 for the course GEOG 212 taught by Professor Blumner during the Fall '08 term at Binghamton University.

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Historical Geography Midterm Notes - 8/25/08 MarkBlumler...

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