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04 Dec 2008
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Investigating the role of soil type, parcel proximity to village and the usage of manure in Nigerian land-use decisions ( with pictures and graphs )

Tutorials/exercises - 20 pages - Geography

Extensive areas in Sudano-Sahelian West Africa are experiencing increasing population densities and cultivation pressure, insecure land tenure, low annual rainfall amounts (500-800 mm/yr), and soil infertility, all of which affect local cropping decisions. This detrimental trend has resulted from...

04 Dec 2008
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The city of Alexandria - Egypt

Essay - 8 pages - Geography

An age-old eastern Mediterranean metropolis of nearly two and a half millennia, Alexandria is Egypt's second-largest city; an important, burgeoning industrial center; and the country's principal port. It also has survived as a romantic myth, as “the universal metropolis,” the city at...

28 Nov 2008
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The city of Acre, Israel

Essay - 6 pages - Geography

Since ancient times, the gateway to Palestine has been considered the magni?cent harbor at Acre. Now a small Israeli city with a mixed population of Palestinians and Jews, Acre has for more than 4,000 years served the hinterland of southern Syria with access to the long-distance trade routes of...

28 Nov 2008
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Discovering Barbarian Europe

Essay - 7 pages - Geography

Almost everyone has seen a picture of Stonehenge, the famous circle of large upright stones in southern England. Yet very few people know that it was built in several stages over a period of more than a thousand years, starting nearly five thousand years ago. Most are unaware that it is...

03 Oct 2008
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Historical geography of the Salton Sea

Essay - 4 pages - Geography

Running a length of 35 miles, spanning a width of 15 miles and covering an area of 381 square miles, Salton Sea makes for the largest inland saline lake in the state of California. With a surface elevation of 227 feet below sea level, it is located 35 miles north of the California-Mexican border...

30 Jul 2008
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Overview of Thailand

Essay - 5 pages - Geography

Thailand is arguably one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is a nation rich in history and culture, populated with a warm, hospitable people who endeavor to make any tourist or visitor feel at home. Before we discuss the people, let's begin with an overview of the country's...

24 Apr 2008
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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...

22 Apr 2008
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Australian Travel Guides: Frommer's vs. Lonely Planet

Essay - 14 pages - Geography

Guidebooks are important because they are portable, they contain a surplus of information on destinations and they are easy to refer to. Noteworthy information guidebooks provide are the “must know” elements of different areas including advice on the culture and safety within...

14 Apr 2008
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Big Bend National Park - Like a good neighbor, Big Bend is There

Essay - 4 pages - Geography

One of our nation's least appreciated national parks is Big Bend National Park, located in a remote region of southwest Texas, situated on 118 miles of the Rio Grande and Mexican border. Since its inception over 60 years ago, Big Bend has welcomed visitors to explore its stunning diversity of...

17 Feb 2008
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Transnistria: An Unrecognized State, A Frozen Conflict

Essay - 4 pages - Geography

Transnistria, also known as the Pridnestrovskaya Moldavskaya Respublika (PMR), is a republic unrecognized by any government in the world. Lying on a narrow swath of land along the left bank of the Dniester River, the territory's leaders call it a republic. Transnistria has been declaring...

10 Feb 2008
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Study of tourism phenomenon in Paris, France

Essay - 7 pages - Geography

What makes Paris the number one tourist destination in the world lies in the myriad cultural and historical landmarks that have not only shaped modern society, but continue to challenge and inspire those who will only be considered visitors. The most famous attributes of Paris are iconic...

02 May 2007
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The Latino community in New York City

Essay - 4 pages - Geography

Traditionally, the media tend to focus their attention on the Latino migration in States such as Texas, California, New Mexico, in other words on southern states close to the Mexican border. The East Coast seems to be completely forgotten as if it remained the gateway of the Europeans...

27 Jul 2006
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Indigenous People in Peru

Essay - 4 pages - Geography

Gregorio and Asunta, a Peruvian Indian couple, tell their life stories in “Andean lives”, a pair of autobiographical narratives edited by two young anthropologists. The story takes place in the highlands of Peru, where millions of indigenous inhabitants who represent the cultural...