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A757712 - The Beginners Guide to Human Geography

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friendlywithteeth

Is that the level of detail that's needed for the sub-sections? Am looking for the definition of human geo.... very hard.... smiley - smiley

On a different note, could you tell me what 'recommended entries' are: because I was searching for a piccy of the UN symbol, and an entry came up that said 'recommended', and I never seen it before....

Thanks!
FwT


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Gordon, Ringer of Bells, Keeper of Postal Codes and Maps No One Can Re-fold Properly

Speaking as a physical geographer, I'd have to agree that those sections are needed.

I'd also propose adding a section for cultural geography since that's an important part of human geography, IMHO. smiley - smiley


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Post 23

friendlywithteeth

I've not encountered c.g. except in name, can you tell me what that and IMHO is exactly? smiley - huh

What do you think about what is completed, negative as well as positive comments welcome!

FwT


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Gordon, Ringer of Bells, Keeper of Postal Codes and Maps No One Can Re-fold Properly

Cultural geography is the study of the interaction between culture and the landscape. For example, as a culture spreads across the landscape it brings with it distinctive elements that it leaves in the landscape. There's a blurb about human vs cultural geography at http://geog.tamu.edu/~julie/humanistic.htm and a definition proposed there is "that culture is a social imposition on an unruly world because man needs a means of ordering and defining his world".

In the Eastern Townships of Quebec and northern Vermont, you can track the progress of some cultures by the design of their barns. People moved north into the Eastern Townships from Vermont. You can distinguish farms of those people who arrived from the south from those of people already living in Quebec based on distinctive elements in their barns.

Another example can be seen in the naming of places. Culture plays a significant role in the naming people give to places. In some places you can draw a line on the map between two cultural groups based solely on the names of towns.

What's there so far is not bad. No discussion of sustainability and population is complete without mentioning Thomas Malthus and his essay on population in which he says population increases geometrically while food supply increases arithmetrically and thus population growth left unchecked is a formula for disaster.


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Post 25

friendlywithteeth

Thank you for the pointers, will certainly talk about Malthus in my population section.. is there anything that you feel I ve neglected to add?


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Gordon, Ringer of Bells, Keeper of Postal Codes and Maps No One Can Re-fold Properly

What you have there, so far, looks good. Flesh out the other headings and then we'll have more to read and comment on. smiley - smiley


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Post 27

friendlywithteeth

thank you.. will work on it interfrastically!


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Post 28

friendlywithteeth

Have added a definition Anna, but would like to cite the author: does anyone know how to do a footnote?


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Post 29

friendlywithteeth

the guy is 'bret wallach': this is for me so i wont forget who!


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Post 30

Gordon, Ringer of Bells, Keeper of Postal Codes and Maps No One Can Re-fold Properly

To do a footnote.

blah blah blah blahPerson's name blah blah blah

Hope this helps! smiley - smiley


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Post 31

friendlywithteeth

ta!


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Post 32

friendlywithteeth

Have finally got off my derriere [or is that on?] and written another section...


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Post 33

friendlywithteeth

OK, have written possibly the hardest section on Globalisation, what do you think?


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Post 34

Noggin the Nog

2 Typos: yet are not as accountable
Footnote 3 WERE previously unknown

You could point out that the legal framework of globalisation is predicated on the rights of TNCs, and not on principles of international cooperation such as govern the operations of the UN.
Otherwise, pretty good.

Noggin


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Post 35

friendlywithteeth

Thanks Noggin

Where are these typos? I've been writing these a section at a time, and this last one was the hardest one I had to do! I think it could do with a bit more work, but unless superficial work [like typos etc.] I'll probably leave it to stew tonight, and have a look tomorrow.

This is not to say your input tonight: I want to get it from pretty good to very good smiley - smiley

Ta
FwT


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Post 36

friendlywithteeth

OK! It's finished [how long did it take me! Maybe I ought to join the Procrastinator's SOciety!]

I'm going to leave it for today, reread it tomorrow and then submit it: in the meantime any comments welcome!


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