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Map to Communicate Information (Mormon Population)

Map to Communicate Information (Mormon Population) | Geography | Scoop.it

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This map conveys the population of Mormons in each state. The sizes of the states are presented as corresponding the the Mormon population in each. The map links to more than what it shows. When you ask why are so many Mormons in Utah you can look into the past of Utah and the past of Mormons and you will find that Mormons settled in Utah following one of their leaders. You can then even ask the question why are Mormons still migrating to Utah or the question why did they stay there. Human geography can help us find the answers to these questions. A shared ideaology among the community. A lack of repurcussion for being open about their belief. A sense of belonging. Family connections. Human Geography help us unravel these mysteries which were brought to our attention by a simple map.

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Nelson Slade's comment, September 1, 2013 5:58 PM
It's very interesting to instead of seeing the world from a political and geological standpoint it shows a map from a religious standpoint. It's very interesting to see how all of the different religion are taken from all over the world and the diversity the united states of america is. this map brings up a lot of topics concerning much of the eastern world as well.
Jacob Ramsey's comment, September 1, 2013 10:42 PM
Its really interesting how a so many people can collaborate on one topic to bring not only the history of a ideal, but the true history of a long line of people that were a big part of the development of the west in the United States. We always learn about how this and that president did something to help the country expand but it would very interesting to see how we as a country grew from the influences of someone outside of our own society. And not only does this book offer maps but it also includes charts and timelines!
Kendall Belleville's comment, September 2, 2013 5:11 PM
It is really cool to see how much of tho religions are in the United States. it is really nice to see that people are being supportive of them. It is interesting that there are large areas of religion and then some areas have very little.
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The Future of Agriculture May Be Up

The Future of Agriculture May Be Up | Geography | Scoop.it

Want to see where your food might come from in the future? Look up.

 

The seeds of an agricultural revolution are taking root in cities around the world—a movement that boosters say will change the way that urbanites get their produce and solve some of the world's biggest environmental problems along the way.

 

It's called vertical farming, and it's based on one simple principle: Instead of trucking food from farms into cities, grow it as close to home as possible—in urban greenhouses that stretch upward instead of sprawling outward.


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Describes the Characteristics of an Ecosystem on Earth

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The SOuthern Brazilian Campos have high levels of biodiversity. The paper analyzes the current (2007) and past vegetation and climate history of the Campos.

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Includes a description of a place written in vivid language

Includes a description of a place written in vivid language | Geography | Scoop.it

"FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public.  We hope to bring new life to these images by sharing them with audiences far and wide. Their beauty has been lost to the outside world for years and many of the images are missing their original date or location."


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National Geography reveals very different places to us with the use of photography. While each picture does have a desciption of the place, the visual aid reveals more.

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elianna sosa paulino's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:27 AM

I think that is a manigficient photo i can't believe that these phoos nev been published and also missing their original location.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:31 AM

These pictures are awesome. It would be nice to know the locations of some of the pictures to compare them to images now.

 

Jonathan Lemay's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:05 PM

this is amazing!

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Map to Communicate Information (Mormon Population)

Map to Communicate Information (Mormon Population) | Geography | Scoop.it

Via Seth Dixon
Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's insight:

This map conveys the population of Mormons in each state. The sizes of the states are presented as corresponding the the Mormon population in each. The map links to more than what it shows. When you ask why are so many Mormons in Utah you can look into the past of Utah and the past of Mormons and you will find that Mormons settled in Utah following one of their leaders. You can then even ask the question why are Mormons still migrating to Utah or the question why did they stay there. Human geography can help us find the answers to these questions. A shared ideaology among the community. A lack of repurcussion for being open about their belief. A sense of belonging. Family connections. Human Geography help us unravel these mysteries which were brought to our attention by a simple map.

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Nelson Slade's comment, September 1, 2013 5:58 PM
It's very interesting to instead of seeing the world from a political and geological standpoint it shows a map from a religious standpoint. It's very interesting to see how all of the different religion are taken from all over the world and the diversity the united states of america is. this map brings up a lot of topics concerning much of the eastern world as well.
Jacob Ramsey's comment, September 1, 2013 10:42 PM
Its really interesting how a so many people can collaborate on one topic to bring not only the history of a ideal, but the true history of a long line of people that were a big part of the development of the west in the United States. We always learn about how this and that president did something to help the country expand but it would very interesting to see how we as a country grew from the influences of someone outside of our own society. And not only does this book offer maps but it also includes charts and timelines!
Kendall Belleville's comment, September 2, 2013 5:11 PM
It is really cool to see how much of tho religions are in the United States. it is really nice to see that people are being supportive of them. It is interesting that there are large areas of religion and then some areas have very little.
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UN: Refugee numbers at highest in 19 years

UN: Refugee numbers at highest in 19 years | Geography | Scoop.it
Migrant escape routes in focus as thousands risk their lives to flee war, unrest and poverty and reach distant shores.
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Refugees from the Middle East and Afghanistan escape towards Indonesia and Australia as African Refugees head across the Meditterranean towards Europe (especially Italy and Malta). Due to Civil wars, violence, political instability, and poverty, these people are choosing to flee their country in hopes of a new, better life. 

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Describes how people adapt differently to different physical environments

Describes how people adapt differently to different physical environments | Geography | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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In Harare, Zimbabwe, illegal businesses are capitalizing on the water restrictions by selling water directly to the people. Harare lacks money to chemically treat their water so they had to put on these restrictions that are allowing these illegal business to grow. Compared to the U.S., where we have our own water businesses (like Nestle and Ozarka), we can draw the differences that in Harare, these businesses are growing out of need, while in the U.S., they are growing out of apathy and convenience. 

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Shows how culture shapes a group's way of life and its own view of itself and other groups

Shows how culture shapes a group's way of life and its own view of itself and other groups | Geography | Scoop.it
A color-coded map of the country's religious and ethnic groups helps explain why the fighting is so bad.
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This map colorfully displays the ethnic populations in Syria (and surrounding countries). While viewing this map it's hard to imagine that, even with the Sunni Muslims making up the majority of Islam, the Alawites are in power. The ethic conflict develops from a minority leadership that focus fully on their minority and don't have enough understanding to respond to the other ethnic groups, thus the minority group ends up imposing their own ethnicity upon the majority and the other ethnic groups. Not only is there a lack of human geographic knowledge inside the powers of Syria (which have already caused violent out breaks) but there was a lack of geographic knowledge when European colonists created the borders in the Middle East. Ethnic groups were pushed together and forced to occupy the same state with a leader who isn't aware of all the needs or opinions of the different ethnicities. Violence was sure to break out as it has in other Middle East countries and Africa.

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