Europe Geographic Qualities
Think through the 'Major Geographic Qualities of Europe" as presented on
in our text book. Which of these qualities strikes you as the most important or
Europe Physical Landscape
Our text breaks the physical landscape of Europe into four
physiographic regions. Why do you think these few physical regions support so
many variations in culture?
3. European and Russian Infrastructure
Ancient infrastructure included the track, paths, and roads
in which pilgrims, merchants, and soldiers moved. Today trains, planes, and
automobiles carry crowds and commerce. Compare and contrast Euopean and Russian
Chain Bridge in London. Compare with the one over the
1. Metropolitan Evolution
In our chapter on North America, 'The Evolving
Metropolis' is described . Do you see a pattern of progression? What might the
next epoch be called and what might characterize it?
Canada and the United
2. Canada and the United States
Do you see Canada and the United States as a single economic
realm? Cultural realm? Could it become a single political realm?
Topic 3. North, Middle, and South America
3. North, Middle, and South America
Share the most surprising fact or attribute you
learned while studying these chapters about the Americas?
Saint Blaise, patron of Housebuilders
1. Characterize the Realm
Is the realm a dry Arab world? How would you
characterize the Realm?
Working for a living.
Topic 2. Cultural Difussion
2. Cultural Difussion
The concept of cultural
diffusion is an important foundation for understanding how the cultural
landscape develops. What diffusion of ideas do you see today?
Topic 3. Cities of
3. Cities of the
Which is the most
important or interesting city of this realm? What factors make it so?
Anybody recognize the
Topic 1. Population
distribution, population density, physiologic density, rate of natural population
increase, and doubling time are all important geographic concepts. However, they
all require a little work to understand.
describe these terms by using your own home and family as an example. Can you
Topic 2. South Asia
Asia Physiographic Features
Asia is striking in its physiographic make up. Incredible mountains, steaming
jungles, stark deserts, and balmy islands. Pick the feature or features most
striking to you and give some details that intrigue you.
Topic 3. Cultural
3. Cultural Factors
Of the great cultural periods of South Asia: Asoka's Mauryan
Empire, the Islamic Mogul Empire, and the colonization under the British
Empire, which will most inform and influence the future of the geographic
realm? Why so?
Of this realm's name, what
cultural attributes can be associated with the "Indo" portion and
what cultural attributes can be associated with the "china" portion?
2. Impact of Islam
With the great impact from
Islam would "Arabchina" be a more appropriate name for the realm?
What is the extent of Arab influence in Indochina?
3. Austral Realm
The Austral Realm is used extensively as a laboratory for biogeography and
zoogeography. Do the theories of Pangaea and the break up of Gondwanaland
adequately explain the unique presence of marsupials to you? Any questions in
your mind about this?