Category Archives: Geography

Global warming – a real cause for concern?

Global warming and climate change – both are familiar terms within an average household. Understanding the key yet simplistic relationship, as well as the distinction between the two is paramount in understanding the potential changes that will occur perhaps unpredictably, … Continue reading

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The subduction zone that could lead to the closing of the Atlantic Ocean

Recent research carried out by geologists from the Monash University in Australia has revealed the beginnings of an active plate margin that could lead to the closing of the Atlantic Ocean, as it pulls the Eurasian and North American plates … Continue reading

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Immigration to the USA

The United States of America is a country which has long been associated with immigration. Immigration has been a major contributor to population growth in the country, as well as adding to the ethnic and cultural mix that the USA … Continue reading

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The Origin of Plate Tectonics

It is remarkable to think that the theory of tectonics, the premise of physical geography, only came to fruition during the 1960’s. It was even deemed ‘pseudo science’ as early as last century. Francis Pyor wrote humorously in his book, … Continue reading

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China’s Economic Growth and Disparity in Society

The People’s Republic of China has the second largest economy in the world following the United States when measured against GDP and purchasing power. It has experienced growth rates of over 10% per annum over the last 30 years yet … Continue reading

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Cuba

Cuba is a very interesting country. It is a communist state with a large amount of people living on very low wages, the average being just $3 a day. Despite this, there have been a number of benefits that Cuba … Continue reading

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Are Sea Ice levels really declining?

It is well known that global warming is affecting the poles dramatically. However, while sea ice extent at the North Pole has reached record lows, the coverage has been increasing in the South. A recent study carried out by NASA … Continue reading

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Should humanity fear the eruption of a super volcano?

We have, since the dawn of the nuclear age, been faced with the possibility of nuclear Armageddon, but what if it was not nuclear weaponry that ended human existence; instead it was the eruption of a super volcano? The intense … Continue reading

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Extended Project: A change in climate was the main reason for the unsustainability of Permanent human settlement on Dartmoor at the end of the Bronze Age

(Click here) A change in climate was the main reason for the unsustainability of Permanent human settlement on Dartmoor at the end of the Bronze Age The area that we now call Dartmoor is a site of huge historical importance, … Continue reading

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Extended Project H1: Rivers are a key factor in the sustainability of a settlement, as can be seen by contrasting the fortunes of Colchester and Silchester.

(Click here) Rivers are a key factor in the sustainability of a settlement, as can be seen by contrasting the fortunes of Colchester and Silchester Silchester (or Calleva) and Colchester (Camulodunum) were both Iron Age fortified settlements. After the Roman … Continue reading

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HIV/AIDS in Botswana, breaking the vicious circle?

AVERT (an international HIV/ AIDS charity) estimated in 1999 that two out of three of the global population infected with HIV/AIDS live in Sub-Saharan Africa; despite only 10% of people living there. Since then the number of HIV/AIDS infections declined … Continue reading

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New Capital Cities; a good idea?

Every nation needs a capital city. They act as focal points for business, culture, government and international relations, becoming symbols of their nation and famous all around the world. They evolve and change with the time in which they currently … Continue reading

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In the path of the volcano: a warning from history

On the 24th August AD 79, the day after the festival of Vulcanalia honouring Vulcan, the Roman god of fire, Mount Vesuvius erupted. The ash column rose well over a mile into the air, debris raining down on Pompeii and … Continue reading

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Quirimbas: A rising star of Africa

Facing the island nation of Madagascar, in the Channel of Mozambique, just a few miles off the coast of mainland Africa, the Quirimbas Archipelago suffered from the sudden departure of the Portuguese colonists in 1975. The country descended into civil … Continue reading

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Lung Cancer: An Epidemiological Study of a Degenerative Condition:

Worldwide lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer related deaths and thus, responsible for approximately 1.3 million deaths per year. This essay aims to explore the distribution of lung cancer deaths worldwide and look at the epidemiological link … Continue reading

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