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Human Geography

Human geography is one of the two major branches of geography (the other being physical geography). The focus of human geography is people and their various activities in relation to their geographies. This wide subject includes studies in the fields of culture, development, economics, health, history, politics, populations, and settlements. Many notable human geographers include: Thomas Malthus, George Marsh, Ptolemy, Alfred Weber, and Walter Christaller amongst many others.

Cultural geography is simply the study of how different cultures vary across different places. Development geography is the study of the varying standards of living and quality of life amongst varying geographic locations. Economic geography examines geography with respect to different economic systems and market conditions. Health geography applies geographic information and methods to study medical issues. Historical geography is often concerned with the way human interaction with the environment have changed over time. Political geography studies the way political processes can affect geographies, and conversely how geographies can affect political processes. Settlement geography studies the characteristics of urban settlement, its infrastructure and its organization.  



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Categories within Human Geography

Aboriginal/Indigenous Studies

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In the realm of human geography, this field of study focuses on the geographical issues related to Aboriginal/Indigenous Peoples and understanding their culture and history.

Urban Geography

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Urban geography, in the most basic sense, is the study of towns and cities.

Medical Geography

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Medical geography is the study of the spatial distribution of diseases.

Population Pyramid comparisons

Population pyramids show the age structure of the population of a country or region. Different growth patterns caused by varying cultural values, war events or both help shape the pyramid. You will obtain the data (population pyramids) from three different countries. The thre

Police Power: Motorcycle Helmets

1. How is a law which requires riders of motorcycles to wear a helmet a valid form of police power? 2. What are the challenges associated with the growth and decline of populations.

New world settlers

Discuss an early settlement that represents a European nation from which settlers came to the New World. What were the inter-relationships between functions of the early communities and their respective forms? How were the economic, social and cultural activities of the community reflected in the physical relationships among the

Mexico Population Growth

Mexico is exhibiting growth similar to the population pyramid on the Mexico Male and Female diagram. Mexico is exhibiting what kind of growth? If Mexico enacted laws to limit the number of children per family (similar to China), how quickly would the country see a reduction in its population size? Why? How does this law fit into

Emergency Management Process - Organizational Adjustments

Assume your audience includes top administrators in a public sector emergency management organization or agency for that particular jurisdiction. In addition to a description and analysis of your selected issues, provide recommendations for appropriate organizational adjustments that you feel should be made to manage the issues

The Human Population

Choose one of the foods from the table below that you may have in your kitchen, fridge or pantry. Check the label to determine where this food came. 1. Describe the food item, where it came from (check the label or sticker) and use this calculator to determine how far it has travelled to reach your table. http://www.organ

U.S. Forces - Environment

Cite at least two characteristics that you believe will define the environment in which U.S. forces may be required to operate within the next 5 years. For each characteristic you list, give two supporting reasons for these beliefs.

The GDP is Not a Measure of Health.

In the October 1995 edition of The Atlantic Monthly, Cobb, Halstead, and Rowe, offer a look at the deceptive nature of citing growth based upon the GDP as an indicator of our well-being. How is the GDP an inadequate measure of the nations health and happiness?

Human Production and Consumption Habits

Humans are constantly innovating ways to produce and consume material resources. Give specific examples of at least two (2) production and two (2) consumption habits humans have related to material resources. Discuss efforts that must be considered about these production and consumption habits in order to sustain the glo

Information on Steve McCurry

I am writing a paper on the women named Sharbat Gula, she is an afghan girl who became known across the world because of her beautiful eyes. Steve McCurry capaviated her beautiful green eyes with his camera. I would like to keep my focus on her. I thought it would good to link Mr. McCurry in my paper. Why Mr. McCurry was

Human Geography

Tomlinson, in Cultural Imperialism: a Critical Introduction, London: Pinter Publishers, 1991, suggests that certain dominant cultures threaten to overwhelm other more vulnerable ones. He argues that cultural imperialism gathers in a number of fairly discrete discourses of domination: "of America over Europe, of the 'West over th

Demographics and World Commerce

I need assistance in discussing the relationship between demographics and world commerce as described and analyzed, with a global view addressing the following issues: â?¢ How has the diffusion of ideas and technology affected global commerce? â?¢ What are the relationships among ideas, events, social climate, and commer

Declining Fertility

As fertility declines, a "window of opportunity" for economic development opens up because of a decline in the dependency ratio. total fertility rate. rate of natural increase. number of working age adults. number of elderly. Please explain your response.

Birth rates references

I have completed a comparative paper on "Do the Falling Birth rates Pose a threat to human welfare". Please provide a few suggestions on some possible solutions and rescorces to support those solutions.

Modern Challenges in Immigration

Should United States government policy favor certain kinds of immigrants? Should citizenship preference be given to the neediest applicants? The most talented? The most oppressed? The richest? Should applications from certain countries be given priority?

Challenges in Immigrating to the United States

Do you think someone would want to immigrate to the United States? Why? What opinion would you have of the immigration process including naturalization, the costs, fingerprinting, and so forth?

Comparing Mexican vacation spots

Ray and Connie Hernandez are a young couple in their late 20s. Ray is a successful electrician and Connie is a paramedic. Connie has just read a book, Heritage of the Maya, which has prompted her to consider spending an eight day vacation at a Mexican destination. Ray wants mostly to relax; to enjoy some sun, perhaps do some sn

United Nations population growth model

Why do you suppose that that the United Nations gives high medium and low projections for future population growth, Why can they not give a single estimate? What factors should be consider in making these projections?


QUESTION # 1. Tiffany and Grant Mitchell are in their early 40s and live in Nashville. Grant's parents, who live in London are coming to see them in February. though the parents have traveled extensively, they've never been to the United States. They've told Grant that "they'd like to see something different," so Grant has decid

Hawaii trip advice


Population Growth in Developing Countries

A local reporter has called you for help with an article on population growth in developing countries. He begins the article with the fact that over a billion people in developing nations live in households that have too little land to meet even their own needs for food and fuel. He wants you to help him understand the options t

South America: Population & Transportation

I am looking for some help with the two points about South America. I've got to do a paper and presentation and need some guidance with just these two points: 1.Population clusters and transportation flows critical to the major industries on the continent. Indicate relative size and importance to South America such as the imp

Designing an Effective Reward System

Please help me create ideas so I can learn how to create an employee reward system for a human service organization or agency. It has to be detailed the methods to determine what aspects of the work should be monitored and rewarded and include a detailed explanation of the criteria used to design the reward system. Thank you so

Demographic Transition - If Phase IV of the Demographic Transition is a goal for developing countries, what programs or initiatives might assist in progress toward this goal?

In your own words, define the Demographic Transition and describe the four phases. Is the population stable, growing, or declining in each of the four phases? According to demographers, what factors led to a decline in the CDR and a decline in the CBR? Not all countries have moved through all four phases of the Demographic Tr

Define the Demographic Transition and describe the four phases.

Define the Demographic Transition and describe the four phases. Is the population stable, growing, or declining in each of the four phases? According to demographers, what factors led to a decline in the CDR and a decline in the CBR? Not all countries have moved through all four phases of the Demographic Transition. Briefly d


Tasks: Assume that you are the mayor of a coastal town where some residents are employed as commercial fishers and others make a living serving ecotourists who come to snorkel and scuba-dive at the nearby coral reef. In recent years, several fish stocks have crashed and ecotourism is dropping off as fish disappear from the i