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Artful, Aerial Views of Humanity's Impact

Artful, Aerial Views of Humanity's Impact | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Using aerial photographs that render imperiled landscapes almost abstract, Edward Burtynsky explores the consequences of human activity bearing down on the earth’s resources.

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People change landscapes. This is a great resource available as an iPad App also Called Burtynsky Water. 

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 5, 2014 12:21 PM

This set of over a dozen images highlight the extent that humanity has modified the physical landscape.  These thoughtfully selected images are excellent 'teaching images' with a wide range of classroom applications.


Tags: remote sensing, geospatialenvironment modify, images, perspective.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, August 11, 2014 8:12 AM

These images may be very useful for teaching the DCI's under the Human Impact topic.

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Is this evidence of homgeniziation of landscapes?

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Resources  linked Australian Curriculum Geography, NSW Geography 7-10 Syllabus 2015 and Macmillan GeoWorld NSW Resource books
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Enjoying Nature

This is a way of appreciating the natural wonders of the physical landscape in a slightly less academic fashion than typically posted here.  Enjoy!  


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Introduce this topic using stunning photos or short video clips such as this. 

Have students recognise and distinguish between landforms and landscape - do not give them a definition. Work out out. 

 

Geoworld 7 NSW

Chapter 1: Distinctive landforms

1.1 Weird and wonderful landforms

1.2 Landforms: fun and deadly

1.3 Different chases and sizes 

 

Chapter 3 Landscapes: processes and values

3.1 Photographs: Landscape diversity

 

 

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This is big: It's a huge new project to... - Country Needs People | Facebook

This is big: It's a huge new project to support landscape scale nature protection and a strong voice for traditional owners from across the te
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Mountains

Video converted from panoramas of Mont Blanc, Elbrus and Everest 360° photos of more mountains: http://www.airpano.ru/files/Mountains/2-2 Music: Kevi
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Pacific pop-up: island that rose from the ashes might last 30 years

Pacific pop-up: island that rose from the ashes might last 30 years | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Tongan volcanic island unofficially named Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai was initially only expected to stay above sea level for a matter of months
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From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders

From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Number of natural world heritage sites at serious risk from global warming has doubled in three years, says the IUCN, including the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular karst caves in Europe
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World Heritage protection for landscapes troubled by climate change
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The National Park Service wants to triple the entrance fee at some of its parks

The National Park Service wants to triple the entrance fee at some of its parks | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
The increase would affect peak season at some of the most visited parks, including Grand Canyon and Yosemite.
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Management - is this the solution to protecting landforms and landscapes from the pressure of tourism? 

What about equality of access - who will have more limited access if this happens ..... ?

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Record forest fires in Brazil linked to deforestation and other human activity

Record forest fires in Brazil linked to deforestation and other human activity | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
September saw more fires than any month on record, as experts say uptick is due to expansion of agriculture and reduction of oversight and surveillance
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The Edge of the Plates

The Edge of the Plates | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it

"Tomales Bay lies about 50 kilometers (30 miles) northwest of San Francisco, along the edges of two tectonic plates that are grinding past each other. The boundary between them is the San Andreas Fault, the famous rift that partitions California for hundreds of miles. To the west of the Bay is the Pacific plate; to the east is the North American plate. The rock on the western shore of the Bay is granite, an igneous rock that formed underground when molten material slowly cooled over time. On the opposite shore, the land is a mix of several types of marine sedimentary rocks. In Assembling California, John McPhee calls that side “a boneyard of exotica,” a mixture of rock of 'such widespread provenance that it is quite literally a collection from the entire Pacific basin, or even half of the surface of the planet.'"

Tags: geomorphology, remote sensing, tectonics, geology, California, coastal, physical.


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Mexico earthquake: mass evacuations after strongest tremor in a century

Mexico earthquake: mass evacuations after strongest tremor in a century | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
At least 26 dead as president urges vigilance and tsunami warnings are issued for the region
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Google Street View – Explore natural wonders and world landmarks

Google Street View – Explore natural wonders and world landmarks | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders, and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, parks and transport hubs.
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The places on Earth where nature is most likely to kill you

The places on Earth where nature is most likely to kill you | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
The world is full of natural hazards, from volcanoes to floods and storms. But where is the risk to human life greatest?
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Geomorphic hazards
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M Sullivan's curator insight, August 6, 2017 9:17 PM
Useful for Geographical Processes Unit of Inquiry
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Five places that mark Australia's extreme geological past

Five places that mark Australia's extreme geological past | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Australia is often thought of a sleeping giant in a world where landscapes dramatically change. But if you know where to look you'll find gravity warps, cataclysmic craters, supervolcanoes and spectacular underwater canyons.
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Hemsby coastal erosion leaves cliff-top homes uninhabitable

Hemsby coastal erosion leaves cliff-top homes uninhabitable | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Coastal erosion has left some cliff-top homes in Hemsby, Norfolk uninhabitable.
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Coastalwatch Classroom

Coastalwatch Classroom | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Bringing the coast to the classroom. The student/teacher resource for the Australian geography syllabus. 1st edition 2017. Written by Nick Carroll & Sally Macintosh
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Storm Eleanor changes shape of beaches

Storm Eleanor changes shape of beaches | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Fierce winds along with powerful tides have left their mark on the natural coastal environment.
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M Sullivan's curator insight, January 21, 10:08 PM
Visual examples of coastal erosion.
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Tourists are stuck at the airport, but erupting Mt Agung has a deeper significance for the Balinese

Tourists are stuck at the airport, but erupting Mt Agung has a deeper significance for the Balinese | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
To the people of Bali, Mt Agung is not just a volcano. The "great mountain" holds spiritual power and reflects cultural and political unrest.
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Australian Geographic

Dissolved below the world’s largest limestone karst landscape are the enigmatic caves of the Nullarbor Plain. There is a great variety of cav
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WilderQuest Aboriginal Campfire | NSW National Parks

WilderQuest Aboriginal Campfire | NSW National Parks | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Join Aboriginal NPWS rangers as they share their culture and connection to Country in 360 Aboriginal Storytelling videos. Part of WilderQuest Learning Campfire.
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These drones can plant 100,000 trees a day

These drones can plant 100,000 trees a day | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Drones could fight deforestation by planting 1 billion trees a year.
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Addressing landscape degradation - includes some great video clips
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M Sullivan's curator insight, September 28, 2017 9:48 PM
Interesting article with videos of how drones can be used to help counter deforestation.
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Odyssey.js

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Built for designers, journalist and non-technical people can tell their stories
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Story map tool would fit this topic nicely
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Supervolcano eruption greater threat to humanity than asteroid threat, scientist warns

Supervolcano eruption greater threat to humanity than asteroid threat, scientist warns | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Supervolcanoes pose a great threat to humans and the global climate than an asteroid or comet threat,
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M Sullivan's curator insight, August 28, 2017 8:38 AM
An interesting consideration.
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'You got to pay': Tourists to be charged $150 to visit Kimberley natural sites

'You got to pay': Tourists to be charged $150 to visit Kimberley natural sites | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Cruise passengers travel from across the world to visit popular attractions like waterfalls and rock art caves on WA's north Kimberley coast — but in coming years, they'll be asked to cough up for the privilege.
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What rivers can tell us about the earth's history | Liz Hajek

Rivers are one of nature's most powerful forces -- they bulldoze mountains and carve up the earth, and their courses are constantly moving. Understandin
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Geomorphic processes change landscapes - a great introduction before focusing on a particular landscape or landform
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Here Are UNESCO's Newest World Heritage Sites

Here Are UNESCO's Newest World Heritage Sites | Lorraine's Landscapes and landforms | Scoop.it
Discover which cultural and natural wonders made the prestigious list this year.
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Landscape protection and management - action at a global scale
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