Unformatted text preview: GEA 2000
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
Guest Lecturer: Prof. Jared Diamond, Ph.D.
University of California –Los Angeles
Author: “Guns, Germs, and Steel” (1999) Causation: Environmental Causation: Environmental Determinism “How environment apparently controls human behavior” (Ellen C. Semple, 1911).
The roots of inequality: “Division of the world into ‘haves’ and have “nots’.”
Yali’s question: “Why you white men have so much cargo* and we, New Guineans, so little?” [*cargo: material goods, white men’s power] Causation
Causation The EastWest Axis: Eurasia
Eurasia Same latitude: daylength, climate, and vegetation World Climate Zones
World Climate Zones Causation
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- Fall '08
- Causality, Environmental determinism