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Encyclopedia of Human alcocweibarcurl.cf Pages · · MB Encyclopedia Of Mathematics (Science Encyclopedia) [8 MB].pdf. Pages· · Click here for the newest updates. Representing the definitive reference work for this broad and dynamic field, The International Encyclopedia. This PDF has been generated from SAGE knowledge. Please note that the pagination Page 3 of Encyclopedia of Geography: Rock Weathering.

In addition to the entries themselves, the encyclopedia includes a lexicon by subject, an index, and an appendix of geographic associations worldwide.

The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology consists of 15 volumes and more than 1, detailed entries about the concepts, research, and techniques of geography. In 8, pages, the 15 volumes that constitute the encyclopedia consist of more than 1, detailed entries, complete with illustrations, graphs, charts, and color photographs. At least three peer reviewers assessed each entry to assure that it conforms to well-established standards of scholarly publication and clearly and adequately presents state-of-the-art coverage of the subject matter.

The online version includes advanced search functions and links extensively to related entries and other supporting information available on the Internet.

It also has easily accessible foreign language autotranslation functions. Another distinguishing aspect of this encyclopedia is that it has the institutional support of the American Association of Geographers AAG and other major geographic associations from around the world. For example, feminist geographers conduct operates. From a critical perspective, the demarcation of surveys and collect both quantitative and qualitative data the fi eld is fuzzy and unstable.

Politics of Fieldwork The questions and issues through fi eldwork, yet the fi nal research product can still arising out of the uneven relations of power existing be feminist and critical; the same or the reverse can also between researchers and research subjects in the fi eld.

No single method of Refl exivity The process of critically refl ecting about conducting fi eldwork provides unmediated, unbiased, oneself as a researcher. Surveys and structured moral issues. Moreover, contemporary ped. European and American universities.

In the fi eld, the geographer is never describe what they saw. Over time, self. In response, human geographers began to evolution of human geography. Vestiges of fi eldwork as pursue quantitative research platforms consisting of we know them today can be traced all the way back to the nonfi eld and secondary data sources analyzed through European ages of navigation and exploration during the statistical methods and modeling.

This movement away sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. These from fi eld research did not last for long, however. During periods were marked by the development of new travel the late s, behavioral geographers reincorporated and shipbuilding technologies as well as advances in fi eld methods into their scientifi c and mostly positivistic navigation and cartography. This included in search of cultural and spatial meaning.

These included and the observed phenomena. Research questions turned examining the language and methods human geographers from the land to the people. Field research became a use, the motivations and sources of funding for their more intimate way in which to be with people and learn work, as well as the nature of involvement that research about how people assign meaning to the social relations subjects have in fi eldwork design and practice.

Humanists their own history, land, communities, as well as their were also interested in the social and spatial construction ability to problematize and come up with solutions to of fi eldwork, and as a result brought forward important their own problems.

Postcolonial thinking still plays To get at this type of experiential information, an important role in the evolving context of fi eldwork in human geographers began employing more refi ned uses human geography today. It raises serious questions about of qualitative research methods in their fi eldwork. The early cities began to interact, creating a common urban culture that lasted about years.

The inhabitants were known as the Harappan or Indus culture, and it thrived contemporaneously with those of Mesopotamia and Egypt. The recorded history of China dates back some 3, years, although modern archaeological studies suggest still more ancient origins in a culture that flourished between and B.

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Centuries of migration, amalgamation, and development created a distinctive xxi xxii Chronology system of writing, philosophy, art, and political organization that came to be recognized as Chinese civilization. Tiglath-Pileser I, the greatest of the Assyrian kings, crossed the Euphrates, defeated the kings of the Hittites, conquered Carchemish, and advanced on the coasts of the Mediterranean.

He was the founder of the first Assyrian Empire. Alexander the Great created one of the most extensive empires in history, linking Greece and the Mediterranean to the Indus River and Central Asia.

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Aristotle hypothesized and scientifically demonstrated that the Earth had a spherical shape. Evidence for this idea came from observations of lunar eclipses. He returned with no trade ally but with information about horses and tribes hitherto unknown. The emperor sent more expeditions in search of horses and luxuries. Although Zhang Qian is titled as the father of the Silk Road, he was not the first.

Even before, Chinese merchants were providing small amounts of Chinese goods to the west via the Silk Road. From the second half of the 2nd century B. The Greeks, as a mainly seafaring people, explored the coast lands; thanks to the Romans, knowledge of the inside lands also became known.

This was the start of an alliance between the church and political power that had a great impact on the diffusion of the Christian religion in the ancient world. In Europe, the Vikings of Scandinavia were the only group of people carrying out active exploration of new lands.

In the Middle East, Arab academics began translating the works of Greek and Roman geographers starting in the 8th century and also began exploring southwestern Asia and Africa. This set the stage for the spread of Islam south of the Sahara. Ptolemy was the first to use latitude and longitude and measure them in degrees in his book Geography.

The great advance of Christian expansion was the Constantine Edict in From then on, Christianity s—s The kingdom and city of Great Zimbabwe reached its height of influence, with Swahili trade along the East Chronology African coast, linking the kingdom to Oman, the Arabian Peninsula, and the coast of India.

His travels ended in after a journey across the Sahara and western Africa. It is from this voyage that Niccolo da Conti is believed to have constructed a map later used by Christopher Columbus when he set sail for the East Indies. Most of these voyages were financed because of the potential commercial returns xxxiii from resource exploitation.

The voyages also provided an opportunity for scientific investigation and discovery and added many significant contributions to geographic knowledge. Also during the Renaissance, Martin Behaim created a spherical globe depicting the Earth in its true three-dimensional form in Crossing over present-day Brazil at the approximate longitude of 48 degrees, this meridian line granted to Spain new land to the west and to Portugal the discoveries to the east.

Many were the precursors of current states or countries. The Spanish often used systems of forced Native American labor to work in Andean silver mines. The native inhabitants did not always readily accept Spanish rule. Copernicus also claimed that the Earth rotated on its axis.

Finally, it was Galileo Galilei in Italy who demonstrated the accuracy of the Copernican theory. During , the map Angliae Scotiae et Hiberniae nova descriptio was printed and in the great map of the world, Nova et aucta orbis terrae descriptio, in 18 sheets, was issued to help in navigation.

Thanks to this work, Mercator is heralded as the founder of modern cartography — The Iranian Persian city of Isphahan enjoyed its golden age of artistic and architectural achievement, begun under Shah Abbas during the period of the Safavid dynasty, established in Persia in Mosques, palaces, gardens and bridges were constructed; carpet-making and artistic endeavors were encouraged.

Its population swelled to , and it became one of the great metropolises of the time.

The English East India Company was one of these and obtained a royal charter in Exploration of the region within the Antarctic Circle resumed in when the explorer Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen received support from Russian Tzar Alexander I to explore the south polar region.

A penal colony was established in New South Wales in The Almanac claims an 80 percent success rate in forecasting the weather—18 months ahead—based on a secret formula devised by Almanac founder Robert B.

Thomas around On the basis of this observation, he theorized that the lands bordering the Atlantic Ocean had once been joined.

The eventual Suez Canal greatly changed maritime trade by reducing the need to go around the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa.

For a little over two years, Lewis and Clark led their corps through some 8, mi 12, km of unexplored lands, acquiring scientific samples and creating maps. Although his system was designed to calculate optimal land distribution in preindustrialized Europe—before the development of railroads, for example—the equations and principles he developed remain the foundation of much of land management practices today, particularly in the developing world.

This work is considered by many academics to be a milestone contribution to geographic scholarship.

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Commodore Matthew C. Several other wanderings resulted in losses or gains of land for both countries in the ensuing years. These commercially driven designations later extended to other locales, ultimately coexisting with official French labeling requirements and ratings and marking the advent of the discipline of wine geography. This book is often cited by scholars as the first significant academic contribution to conservation and environmentalism.

The reality of construction on a canal began in when Ferdinand de Lesseps, who oversaw construction of the Suez Canal, gained a concession from the Colombian government, which ruled Panama, to begin work on the canal. Louis, Missouri, and worked out a system by which they divided the United States into four standard time zones. Each zone would be centered on a meridian of longitude 15 degrees apart—15 degrees multiplied by 24 hour-wide zones producing the full degree circle of the Earth.

The Spanish-American War ended years of Spanish dominion in the Americas and marked the rise of the United States as a world power. Today, Davis might be more narrowly considered a geomorphologist based on his major research interests.

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But in his time, Davis enjoyed considerable influence over the direction and conduct of geographical science in the United States and in Europe. After World War I ended in , the empire was under the occupation of several Allied powers, including Britain and Greece. It was not until the Kemalist nationalist movement, named after its leader Mustafa Kemal, famously known as Kemal Ataturk — , which ended the foreign occupation of Turkey in , that the Ottoman Empire saw its demise.

With the creation of Turkey in , the oldest imperial power in the world was finally abolished and replaced by a secular republic. In , with the end of the British Mandate, Jerusalem was divided into the New City, the capital of the new state of Israel, and the Old City, under Jordanian control.

Jerusalem was unified under Israeli control after the Six Day War in Palestinians hope to see East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state. As part of the Oslo Accords in , the fate of East Jerusalem was to be resolved by the Israelis and the Palestinians. However, renewed violence in has prevented such a settlement.

The concept and term was introduced by J. Grinnell, who interpreted it in spatial sense as the ultimate distributional unit of a species. Later C.

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Sauer in the s. For Sauer, the primary purpose of geography should be chorology—or the study of areas. Rather than constrain geographers within the limits of environmental influences, geography should study places in terms of regular characteristics that tied them together.

Russian scientist Vladimir Vernadsky coined the term biosphere in They developed a school of realpolitik and Chronology geopolitik, whose writings were used to give an intellectual rationale to s German expansionism—not only the desire to occupy adjacent territories with substantial German populations, such as Austria and Sudetenland, but also Russian areas further east.

Another geographer and politician, Sir Halford Mackinder, whose classic paper related state power to location, led parallel developments in the United Kingdom. In an era when movement of heavy goods and large armies was easier by sea than by land, maritime countries would dominate politically, but as land transport was becoming easier, so land-based powers were becoming stronger.

It derives its rationale from the central place theory, first argued in by German economic geographer Walter Christaller in his book on central places in southern Germany.

Du Toit, a South African geologist, suggested two primordial continents: Laurasia in the north and Gondwanaland or Gondwana in the south. Literally thousands of Biblical fragments and ancient Jewish documents were found, which added greatly to the understanding of xxvii these religions. Today, the shores of the Dead Sea contain popular beaches, resorts, and spas.

The results were dramatic: air flow patterns over North America were accurately forecast 24 hours in advance with greater skill than ever before. Farther out were the poor, who sometimes huddled along the city walls together. However, the situation reversed in the 20th century, when rings of rich suburbs surrounded most cities and only the poor were left in the city centers.

In the United States, the affluent and the middle class who abandoned inner cities populated the suburbs, which grew up around cities in the s and s. Geographers began adopting a more scientific approach that relied on quantitative techniques. The quantitative revolution was also associated with a change in the way in which geographers studied the Earth and its phenomena.Wood, Peoples of Africa Marshall Cavendish, Young First Published: During periods were marked by the development of new travel the late s, behavioral geographers reincorporated and shipbuilding technologies as well as advances in fi eld methods into their scientifi c and mostly positivistic navigation and cartography.

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