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14 Dec 2023

France's Castles - Focus on their Parks and Gardens

Case study - 6 pages - Geography

Parks and gardens became part of France's heritage in the 1980s. This recognition came late in the day, as France has a historic signature in terms of parks and gardens: the French garden. France is a country of castles. Over the last forty years or so, garden design has been rediscovered as...

03 Nov 2014

How and to what extent the new economic geography explains industry specialization patterns in Europe?

Case study - 8 pages - Geography

The discipline of economic geography is concerned with the impact of the geophysical, social, and political environments on political activities (Hodder & Lee, 1974). It addresses the influence of location, distribution, and spatial organization of economic activities on productivity. According...

27 Jan 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa, of the middle of the years 1950 at the end of the Eighties

Case study - 8 pages - Geography

The process of colonization was marked by dominance and imperialism and dates back to the 16th century. From that time, the Portuguese and Spanish shared the known world and established colonies (territory under a foreign state, the mainland). A new doctrine called colonialism was born and called...

29 Sep 2010

World heritage sites: the walled city of Carcassonne & the Mont Saint Michel and its bay examples

Case study - 9 pages - Geography

This essay aims at understanding what the issues in the management of the World Heritage Sites are, through the examples of the walled city of Carcassonne and Mont Saint Michel and its bay. The historical developments, the demands of a heritage site, and obviously the key operational issues in...

24 Apr 2008

Andrews County Texas: History and Geography

Case study - 4 pages - Geography

On August 1875, the state legislature passed an act creating 54 new counties. One of them was Andrews County. This act caused the break-up of Bexar County, one of the larger counties, which encompassed most of the Southern Plains and the Panhandle. Upon completion of this act, most of the...