Varun Kota Mr. Christopher Lee AP Human Geography 1 September, 2015 Chapter 1 Outline Key Issues 1. “How do geographers describe where things are?” 2. “Why is each point on Earth Unique?” 3. “Why are different places similar?” Introduction: Human activity is influenced by two opposite forces, globalization and local diversity. Globalization is the trend of increasing interaction between different societies. Local diversity
17 STUDY FIELDS – DEFINITIONS Geology- It is the study of the Earth, which materials compose it, and how they work together, their processes (earthquakes, floods, erosion) and changes that they have gone through (mountains emerging, valleys, etc.). It also studies the organisms that had been on earth (fossils). It is a wide subject that can be subdivided into fields such as minerology, petrology and so on.
He also quotes from Ondaatje p.37 to develop his idea about maps “whose portraits have nothing to do with surface.” This coupled with his narrative about the explorers in the Age of Colonialism
To begin, Foster made it clear that no matter what type of story it is, geography is there and it shapes the story. Whether it’s humans, land, canoeing, or sailing it’s geography. Not many people realize that geography is as big as it is. Writers use geography to represent what is going on in their lives and to show their personality. In poetry, writers use a better sense of people as geography. While in books and stories, the writer can take their time showing people the land. Foster states that no matter what it is, where it happened, or how it happened, it happened due to geography and writers have to show that. Foster explains, “Geography in literature can also be more. It can be revelatory of virtually any element in the work” (Foster 174). This statement shows that writers need to have a better understanding of what the geography is like before writing, and how important is to get a visual idea of the story. Moreover, geography’s impact is also shown throughout The Crucible.
1. In a compared map of the Holy Land and the state of New Jersey, there are not a lot of differences in the amount of land. Although the Holy Land does not provide important resources, people have been fighting over it throughout history.
Chapter Four mainly revolves around three major ideas and/or themes. These are the ideas of industrialization, empires, and war; more specifically World Wars 1 and 2. It starts by explaining the start of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain in the mid 1800s and how it originated and the events surrounding it. Many of the key ideas in this chapter will aid me in also discussing the economic history of Sweden.
For my theme, I chose the word change because I feel that throughout this chapter, each civilization has gone through changes as time went on. Western Asia went through changes when it was split into Babylonia and Assyria. The two zones became different and accomplished things on their own after.
1. Four problem passages in Chapter 14 are firstly the "Two Accounts of Creation" which people believe there are contradictions in creation in regards to vegetation. Issue being that it states in Chapter 1 of Genesis that vegetation was created on the third day but in Genesis 2 it states that vegetation did not appear until the creation of Adam. The solution to this is that Chapter 2 is supporting Chapter 1 in giving more detail to vegetation in regards to the types and that their actual physical growth that can be seen was not until Adam was created but that plantation occurred as it states in Chapter 1 of Genesis. Thus man was created first and then vegetation followed. Second, "Cains Wife", the issue presents if Cain and Abel murdered one
Water Stress - When the demand for water is higher than the amount of water available.
In 1992, however, there were no blank spots on the map - not in Alaska, not anywhere. But Chris, with his idiosyncratic logic, came up with an elegant solution to this dilemma: he simply got rid of the map.” (Krakauer 174) Chris wanted to entrust his own sense of direction rather than whatever the map says. This also could have prevented his death because if he’d had a map he would’ve seen the cable and basket that spanned over the Teklanika River and he could have
Disagree In the contemporary society, there are an increasing number of people paying great attention to child’s behavior. At the same time, a hot debate has also appeared, revolving around this topic. Some people believe that child’s behavior is a reflection of their home life. However, in the story “Burn Yours Maps”, was written by Robyn Joy Leff, he totally disagrees with this point. In his story, the protagonist, Wes wants to be a Mongolian and imagines his life as a nomad Mongolian. This idea from him doesn’t come from his family, neither from his mother nor father. None is Mongolian in Wes’s family, even his grandpa Firth was telling stories to Wes, but he never referred to Mongolian. It is clearly to see that Wes, himself wants to be a Mongolian without any reflection of his family. Leff uses two points of view and an emotional writing technique to support his arguments. The most important point is that the conflict between three main characters through the whole story. Wes’s father, Connor wants to prevent him to be a Mongolian and his mother, Allies kind of understands her son and tying to persuade Conner and protect Wes in her own way at the same time. Leff also uses conversation between Conner and Allies to express that Wes’s behavior is not reflection form them. In the end, Leff uses his unique emotion writhing technique to show that even Wes’s parents are not support him to be a Mongolian, he still insists his own idea to be what kind of person that he wants
Geography is an important factor to consider when you look at this worlds past, present, or future. So whether it be the earths physical geographic features, the geopolitics stirring up trouble across the globe, or the economics of growing or shrinking countries; geography plays a major role. In todays society, geographic knowledge is one of the most important and valuable tools to possess. Without it, we are victims of ignorance and endanger ourselves, others, and the world. This ignorance, possessed by many, is posing a great risk of self-destruction. The author of “Why Geography Matters More Than Ever”, Harm de Blij, makes many strong points on this matter, but occasionally makes unsupported and unclear statements which tend to stray off topic.
Bruns, John. “The Map Is Not The Country: Cartography In Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country For Old Men.” Film Criticism 2 (2011): 2-11. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.
The first point of view from chapter one is by a man by the name of M. Scott Peck. In the section that he wrote he compares our lives to that of a map. He states that these maps need to be revised as we live our lives instead of following a map that may be incorrect. He goes on to explain that to revise a map people will have to face reality about one’s life experiences and it might be painful to face these experiences but it is necessary to achieve the truth. It is easier for people to hide their so called “maps” from the world than to put them out there to be challenged and seen by others.
Introduction You-Are-Here maps are specific maps which have an indicator, “You are here”, to place the position of the map-reader on the map. You-are-here maps are aimed to guide newcomers in a modest-size unit such as shopping malls, parks, university campuses, airports. You-are-here maps allow people to orient themselves in the