Chapter 10 - Geography Of Global Village GEOG 202-509 Fall...

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8/31/2011 1 Geography Of Global Village GEOG 202-509 Fall 2011 Success in Geography 202 Attend lecture Read the chapter in the text book…twice Print out multiple copies of all regional political and physical geography maps from website Keep pace with readings and lectures Take notes Study key concepts and locations each day Learn to use maps Ask yourself: “what are the geographical patterns?” Ask questions
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8/31/2011 2 Globalization and Interregional Linkages • Distant regions may have interdependent relationships • Not previously possible • Intensified since beginning of European colonialism • Spurred by improved transportation technology and telecommunications Remittances : Wages sent to family back home by immigrant labor Diversity Amid Globalization Globalization : interconnectedness of people and places The simple definition of globalization is the interweaving of markets, technology, information systems and telecommunications systems in a way that is shrinking the world from a size medium to a size small, and enabling each of us to reach around the world faster, farther, deeper and cheaper than ever before, and enabling the world to reach into each of us farther, faster, deeper and cheaper than ever before. That’s what globalization is. FIGURE 1.1 Global Communications South Indian family rents out TV viewing time. Themes in World Regional Geography Geography describes Earth and explains spatial patterns Themes and issues in world regional geography Environmental geography (covered in Chapter 2) Population and settlement Cultural coherence and diversity Geopolitical framework Economic and social development REGION Economic Social Political Political
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8/31/2011 3 The world’s population today is approximately: A. 1.7 billion B. 4.3 billion C. 6.7 billion D. 8.5 billion E. 9.3 billion Global Patterns of Population Growth •Population growing in most parts of the world •Demographic momentum: world population will continue to grow • Some anomalies: Central Europe, Southern Africa •Declining global growth; future leveling off? Population indicators for the ten largest countries (based on population) Population and Settlement
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8/31/2011 4 Local Variations in Density and Growth • Population not distributed equally •Most people live north of the equator • In most places people tend to live close to water or in lowlands (see sub-Saharan Africa) and away from arid areas/deserts • Physical environment no longer determines density (see Europe) •Resources increasingly can be acquired from far away Economic, cultural, and social factors must also be examined to explain density Key Concepts: Population Measuring population Rate of Natural Increase (RNI): annual growth rate for a country or region as a percentage increase Crude Birth Rate (CBR): total number of births divided by the total population Crude Death Rate (CDR): total number of
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course GOEG 202 taught by Professor Goel during the Fall '11 term at Texas A&M.

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Chapter 10 - Geography Of Global Village GEOG 202-509 Fall...

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