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Rapid Reflections on Russia - National Geographic

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However, the human capital to fully develop the enterprise still appears lacking since many of Russia's most gifted students continue to migrate abroad.
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How can African countries capitalize on the current geopolitical changes? - Ghana Business News

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How can African countries capitalize on the current geopolitical changes?
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Yemen, Between State and Non-State - Al-Monitor

Yemen, Between State and Non-State
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... governing everyone and deemed as the sole reference. When this state was no more, it caused loss of rights, sense of belonging, identity, history and even geography.
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Farmers in 'Life and Death' Battle With Climate Shifts - Study - AllAfrica.com

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Farmers in 'Life and Death' Battle With Climate Shifts - Study AllAfrica.com "This is about life and death, so there is need for them to come up with something that will keep them going," study leader Kabba Santigie Bangura of the University of...
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GEOINT tradecraft: 'Human geography' - Defense Systems

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GEOINT tradecraft: 'Human geography'
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Geography and social media analytics represent the latest tradecraft within Defense Department and the intelligence community, incorporating "human geography" into geospatial intelligence.
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Congo army backed by UN makes inroads against rebels weakened by internal ... - Washington Post

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Karachi's Stone Age proves history didn't start with the Muslims - The Express Tribune

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The Express Tribune Karachi's Stone Age proves history didn't start with the Muslims The Express Tribune “The head of the Geography department was rude,” she said as a preface to her presentation on the city's pre-historicity at the first...
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Net Migration Estimates for U.S. Counties, 1950...

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Allison Anthony's insight: A great interactive tool for looking at net migration at different scales and various demographic breakdowns. (Net Migration Estimates for U.S.
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Guns, Germs, and Steel: Conquest of the Americas | National Geographics Documentary

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies written by Jared Diamond, professor of geography and physiology at the University of California, Los Ang...
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happiest and saddest countries - Yahoo!7 News

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Rather it's a holistic thing that must be nurtured over the generations and is greatly influenced by factors like climate, culture, geography, natural resources and luck.
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Can We Save Venice?

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Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:42 PM

This detailed account of the problems faced by the people, and city, of Venice is a great account of the idea of Human Environment Interaction that is central to Human Geography. Human actions are causing the city to sink while more human actions are attempting to raise the city out of the water.

Courtney Burns's curator insight, November 28, 2013 3:24 PM

It is no surprise to anyone that one day the beautiful city of Venice will one day be completely submerged under water. However looking at this map makes it hopeful that the process may be slowed down or even stopped! Looking at the map the green boxes represent the parts of Venice that have been uplifted, while the red boxes represent the parts that are sinking. What was surprising was that there appeared to be more green boxes on the map than red. Most of the boxes, both green and red, are along the coastline. I would think since most of the damage is along the coast line it would be a little easier to try and uplift. Hopefully the green boxes can make up for the red boxes in order to keep Venice from continually sinking. With these advances who knows where we will be in even another twenty years. We may be able to continue to uplift Venice to prevent it from submerging under water. It appears that the city is making progress in this process from the data given in the map. 

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:53 AM

As we all know Venice is known for its lack of streets because the city is navigated by canals. This map shows where humans are actually causing the city to sink (in red) and where through restoration and consideration are helping the city stay afloat (Green). These little acts of restoration can become increasinly important in the future with growing population density. Lets hope that Venice doesnt get to populated though so the next generation dosent have to refer to it as the lost underwater city of venice.

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An Insider's View Of 19th-Century Paris

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"Charles Marville photographed Paris' transition from medieval hodgepodge to modern metropolis.  Marville made more than 425 photographs of the narrow streets and crumbling buildings of premodern Paris, including this view from the top of Rue Champlain in 1877-1878."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:34 PM

This NPR podcast adds some great insight into Charles Marville's 19th century photography currently on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.  The urban transformations designed by Haussmann made Paris the global capital of modernity and the many cities around the world copied the principles of Haussmannization.  A photographic glimpse into Paris before and during these changes that brought about social upheaval is a marvelous tool for an historical geographic analysis of urbanization.  

   

Tags: urban, historical, Paris, placeFrancepodcastimages.

Kevin Barker's comment, October 6, 2013 11:38 AM
Little blurb at the top of the link for the gallery :) "Notice: During the federal government shutdown, the offices and all premises of the National Gallery of Art and its Sculpture Garden are closed to the public, and all public programs are canceled. Employees will not have access to their e-mail or voicemail accounts during the shutdown."
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Inequality and the Gini Coefficient

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Think everyone should just pull themselves up by their bootstraps? Try this one on for size.

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Ms. Harrington's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:00 PM

Educating in poverty

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Do you find this information surprising?

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 2016 8:20 AM

This video shows the place matters; a Washington D.C. educator shows how food deserts and other spatial problems of poverty impact his students on a daily basis.  We usually look at life expectancy data at the national scale and that obscures some of the real issues of poverty in developed countries.  Above is a map that shows the Gini index which measures the degree of economic inequality (the Gini coefficient was recently added to the APHG course content for the Industrialization and Economic Development unit).  Here are some maps and data from the World Bank that utilizes the Gini Index as well as an interactive Gapminder graph.  


Tags: industry, location, place, migration, APHG, poverty, socioeconomic.

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In Uzbekistan, 'slave labour' used to harvest cotton - Toronto Star

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Steve Swerdlow, a Central Asia researcher for Human Rights Watch, has read and heard about these incidents. “It is very tragic but all too ...
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Palestinian Camp in Syria Faces Starvation - Al-Monitor

Palestinian Camp in Syria Faces Starvation Al-Monitor Although it has been several days since the start of the military operation — likened by activists to a “scorched earth” policy, as it annihilates both humans and built-up areas — only a few...
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Breakfast links: What sustainability looks like - Greater Greater Washington

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Breakfast links: What sustainability looks like Greater Greater Washington As discussed on the ferry thread, the only place water taxis or ferries of any kind work is if they are faster than their alternatives - or if there are no alternatives due...
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India's weight of the world moment - The Hindu

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India's weight of the world moment
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This analysis is based on a nationally representative survey, the India Human Development Survey, 2005. Women & regional ratios.
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Researchers Turn To Technology To Discover A Novel Way Of Mapping ... - RedOrbit

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Professor explores human effects on landscape in ancient China - UT The Daily Texan

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Professor explores human effects on landscape in ancient China UT The Daily Texan Humans have been altering the environment and unknowingly documenting changes to the landscape since the beginning of our existence, according to anthropology...
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New Japanese Mega-Elevator Can Carry 80 Passengers at Once (Or: Just 65 Americans)

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Mitsubishi has just finished installing five monster-sized elevators in Osaka, Japan, each capable of carrying 80 people apiece, by Mitsubishi's measurements, for a total of 11,574 pounds of capacity versus the 1,000 to 6,000 pounds normal...
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How do you decide where to go in a zombie apocalypse? - David Hunter

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-you-decide-where-to-go-in-a-zombie-apocalypse-david-hunter Can geography save your life in case of, say, a...
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The Celts were smarter than we think - Salon

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The Celts were smarter than we think Salon According to Caesar and other classical historians, the Celts were a loose confederation of warlike and barbaric tribes — albeit, with a learned priestly class called the Druids — who practiced human...
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Warming waters will bring many changes - The Telegram

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Warming waters will bring many changes
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Scientists are more confident than ever that human activity is causing the climate to change, and coastal communities will feel the effects during the next century.
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Fertility Rates in Gapminder

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"CATHOLIC Argentina, Mexico & Phillippines have more babies born per woman than MUSLIM Indonesia, Iran & Turkey."


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Mathijs Booden's comment, September 28, 2013 3:03 PM
Any mention of Gapminder gets an upvote from me. One of the best resources in and outside of the classroom, period.
jon inge's curator insight, October 11, 2013 5:20 PM

awesome site for development economics

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 2, 2014 6:15 PM

When watching the video it was apparetnt that for Iran during the 1950-early1970's there was an increase in fertility and then decreased to almost 1.32% in 2010. These facts were very interseting to see and the way that we as historians/ georgraphers can predict the future with the past facts.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 6, 2013 9:35 PM

These quotes are actual complaints received by a travel agency; some tourists were shocked to discover that their foreign excursion would actually have foreign experiences.  I think all of these tourists need just a little more global awareness before they leave their front porch next time.  


  • "On my holiday to Goa in India , I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food.”
  • “We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish.”
  • “It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England . It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair.”
  • “There were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners.”
  • “I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes.”
Tony Aguilar's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:27 AM

It seems that people bring their own comforts and cultural expectation and bring it to other countries getting upset because things are not the same as they are back home.  This article also displays an air of igornace on behalf of the travelers as they appear that they do not know what there getting into before travel. One should study and learn extensively about what to expect on all levels including travel times this brings realistic expectations for the traveler himself. One should understand travel distance, whether they are a developing country with slower internet, customs traditons, language, popular foods, finding information online that will help you prepare for the trip ahead to create a clear expectation. This article shows that people do prepare sometimes and bring an unrealistic expecation to places they visit other than there own country. God forbid they are in any way inconvienienced.

Maegan Connor's curator insight, October 21, 2013 1:06 PM

As funny as these quotes are, it's also slightly infuriating how ignorant some people can be when visiting a foreign place. Personally, I'm envious of their general experience of leaving their homes to experience a more exotic place and it's a shame that travelling is so commercialized and the concept of the "Ugly American" is just laughed off.  The point of travelling is to experience something new, not the same normal thing just with different scenery.