Robert Bone’s The Regional Geography of Canada versus, John Warkentin’s A Regional Geography of Canada: Life, Land, Space
Canada is the second largest country in the world, its landform region has a large range from the lowlands to mountains. This characteristic make the country extremely extraordinary among other countries. However, the great natural characteristic also creates a huge impact on the way of life for Canadian. Examples of influences to human from natural characteristic can be the Canadian population distribution, economy, farming. In order to adapt the coldness from the north, people uses technology to change and moderate the environment but also brought variety influence to the natural Characteristic. Different types of human activities create climate change, land fragmentation, and pollution to our environment.
In the Egyptian river valley geography is very important, they relied on the Nile rivers floodings that lasted about 4 months providing them with fresh waste free soil the many seas surrounding this civilization acted as a barrier aiding them in war and fighting off diseases. As for the Yellow river civilization geography affected them negatively its surroundings make it difficult to trade crops and livestock so they have to dedicate themselves greatly to producing their own food.
Every civilization throughout history has their ups and downs. What if these ups and downs could all be connected back to one main factor, to one influence? Throughout history, it can be noticed that the location of a civilization affects the shape of its culture, economy, trade, and security of its borders. It defines which societies rise to power and which lose power. Geography influences history in many ways, as can be seen in the Indus Valley, Greece, and Aksum civilizations. The Indus Valley built large mud walls and drainage systems to lessen the effects of massive flooding. In Greece, many wars occurred between city states due to the differences in culture caused by separation by mountain ranges. In Aksum, they utilized their access to different bodies of water to become the head of trade. Each of these civilizations utilized their geography and its advantages, but also eventually fell victim to its disadvantages.
All of these landforms have distinct features that separate them apart from each other. For example, the Interior Plains contain very flat regions of land suitable for growing crops, while the Great Lakes/Saint Lawrence Lowlands contain large bodies of fresh water. As a result of these diverse landform regions, a large amount of natural resources are available to Canada for usage. Likewise, the diversity of landform regions also increases the amount of biodiversity that is available within Canada. Moreover, in contrast to other places in the world that do not have many different landform regions, such as Alaska, the beauty and marvel of Canada 's landform regions are unmatched. This ends up drawing people into the country to observe Canada 's wide variety of different land regions.
The 1920’s was one of the greatest decades of change. From personal life to political life, lots happened. Many historians have called it the roaring twenties. Clearly, the twenties did roar.
In Prisoners of Geography, Tim Marshall argues that geography constrains and shapes all nations and their leaders. Their actions are limited by mountains, rivers, seas, and concrete. He argues that to really understand world events, one must also consider geography. Physical characteristics affect the strengths and vulnerabilities of regions. In his book, Tim Marshall examines Russia, China, the Middle East, Latin America, the United States, Africa, Western Europe, Japan and Korea, and Greenland and the Arctic. In his examination of Latin America, he notes that bringing “Old World” knowledge and technology does little to improve a region if the geography is counterproductive. In the chapter on the Arctic, Marshall examines the Arctic’s unforgiving environment and the indisputable effects of global warming in the region.
In 1945 World War two had come to an end. Canada, a great contributor to the war, had many challenges to face and overcome post war. A major part of these challenges were environmental challenges, which Canada primarily encountered from 1945 - 1982. The main environmental challenges include: pollution of the great lakes, mining, and deforestation.
These two are used to evaluate systems of resource allocation. Allocating a resource means deciding what to use it for. The reason resource allocation is important, is because economics studies what people do when resources are scarce, that is, when there 's not enough resources to satisfy all the human wants that are competing for them. Its very rare to find a perfectly functional competitive market. Even though they are efficient they result in very inequitable markets. In Cocktail Party Economics the concepts of efficiency, equity, and market failure are gone over very clearly with specific examples that use your knowledge to see how the Canadian government’s intervention in agricultural
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land as a means of economic growth as well as how natural resources helped the nation.
Geography can be described as the most interdisciplinary of disciplines. Geography is the study of our planet 's landscapes, peoples, places and environments, global issues, the human impact on the environment and also, the interconnectedness of the world and our communities within it. Human geography takes into account the dynamics of cultures, societies, and economies, and physical geography studies the physical landscapes and the environment. Geography will increase our understanding of how and why the world is changing, globally and locally and how our individual and societal actions contribute to those changes. Simply put it
The first main section of the article writes how the mining of bitumen has destroyed 1.4 million hectares of forest. These operations have begun to create environmental messes, known as tailing ponds (Pg. 189). The article goes on to say that the steam plants used to melt down Bitumen are destroying the forest to install pipelines and wells. The amount of energy used to create Bitumen “Is so high that one joule of energy makes 1.4 joules of Bitumen (Pg. 189), which has resulted in the gain of barely any energy. The people who work on the tar sands are mostly temporary workers, and Canada employees 250,000 of them. The Canadian authorities “view temporary workers as stocks that can be bought in or out as required” Lastly the article talks about politicians and the economics view on Bitumen. The Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper believes that the oil sands have helped the Albertan Economy and has produced jobs that give people work. But the political party of the Conservatives has no plan if the Albertan Economy fails and has no sovereign land or no wealth saved. Canada is becoming a state that is controlled by oil and that needs to change. The logical flow of ideas throughout the essay allows the reader to understand the main messages of the
In 2006, former Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney was honoured as being Canada’s most environmentally friendly Prime Minister. Nearly ten years later, it is likely that Mulroney would still be able to hold on to that claim. Following Mulroney’s government, the environmental policies of both Jean Chretien, and his successor, Paul Martin’s Liberals and Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have been lacklustre, at best. Despite being involved in many international environmental initiatives, such as the Kyoto Protocol, Canada has been criticized for its poor environmental policy. Though there has been a tendency among Canadians to blame former Stephen Harper and his Conservative government for Canada’s poor environmental performance,
The North Dakota Oil rush can be both good and bad for the state. First of all, people are coming in to work for companies to support their families. Since some people don 't make a lot of money, they travel to North Dakota to make the money that is needed. Second of all, the population has boomed since the Oil rush. This can be both good and bad for the state. Ever since the Oil rush, there has been an increase in violence because the population is so