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The curse of urban sprawl: how cities grow, and why this has to change

The curse of urban sprawl: how cities grow, and why this has to change | Geography Resources | Scoop.it
The total area covered by the world’s cities is set to triple in the next 40 years – eating up farmland and threatening the planet’s sustainability. Ahead of the latest Urban Age conference, Mark Swilling says it is time to stop the sprawl
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Record heat 'shows world losing battle against climate change'

Record heat 'shows world losing battle against climate change' | Geography Resources | Scoop.it
Australia's chief scientist uses an appearance on Q&A to warn the planet is losing the battle against climate change, after new data shows February set a completely unprecedented record for the hottest month since global records began.
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Soil-Net.com - Soil as a living being

Soil-Net.com - Soil as a living being | Geography Resources | Scoop.it
Soil-Net.com - a soils educational portal developed
by the National Soil Resources Institute (NSRI), the largest UK national and international
centre for research and development, consultancy and training in soils and their interaction
with the atmosphere, land use, geology and water resources.
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The ArcGIS Book

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"Explore ten 'big ideas' that encapsulate the technological and social trends that have pushed geographic information systems (GIS) onto the Internet in a significant way. See how to apply these ideas to your own world. Open your eyes to what is now possible with Web GIS, and put the technology and deep data resources in your hands via the Quickstarts and Learn ArcGIS lessons that are included in each chapter."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 19, 2015 10:12 PM

I haven't fully previewed this online textbook yet but I am VERY optimistic about this one from the ESRI library.  You can also download the textbook as a PDF here.  There are several other online textbooks that would interest geography teachers     


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech, geography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples, textbook.

Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 22, 2015 2:13 PM

I haven't fully previewed this online textbook yet but I am VERY optimistic about this one from the ESRI library.  You can also download the textbook as a PDF here.  There are several other online textbooks that would interest geography teachers     


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech, geography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples, textbook.

Annenkov's curator insight, August 5, 2015 4:30 PM

I haven't fully previewed this online textbook yet but I am VERY optimistic about this one from the ESRI library.  You can also download the textbook as a PDF here.  There are several other online textbooks that would interest geography teachers     


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech, geography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples, textbook.

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Why don't we have more native deciduous trees in Australia?

Why don't we have more native deciduous trees in Australia? | Geography Resources | Scoop.it
Autumn may be synonymous with falling leaves in the northern hemisphere but Australia has hardly any native deciduous trees. We ask an expert why we mostly have evergreen trees. Is it too hot for deciduous trees to have evolved, or is there another reason?
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Globalization easily explained

Globalization is a topic that is often debated controversally. It concerns all of us, but what exactly is globalization and what is its impact on every singl...

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These maps show where the Earth’s forests are vanishing

These maps show where the Earth’s forests are vanishing | Geography Resources | Scoop.it
Brazil has managed to cut deforestation in half since 2000. But that's been offset by increasing forest loss in other countries.
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